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All New 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR & Frontier Diesel Runner Revealed at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Mark Bilek
Director of Communications and Technology
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6082
Cell: (847) 652-0632

Contact: Jennifer Morand
Senior Public Relations and Social Media Manager
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6084
Cell: (630) 391-1986


CHICAGO (February 6, 2014) – Nissan introduced the all-new 2015 Versa Note SR and 2015 Frontier Diesel Runner concept during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

The new Versa Note SR model features a sportier, dynamic look with an exclusive grill, darker headlights and chrome accents.

"We’ve given it all the works," said Fred Diaz, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Nissan. “Every feature available, regardless of budget.”

The 2015 Frontier Diesel Runner aims at raising the standard for mid-size trucks with its unique 2.8 liter, 4-cylinder Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. The model has a 35 percent fuel economy increase over the current V6 Frontier, while still offering nearly 200 horsepower. Being the first of its kind, the 2015 Frontier Diesel Runner is the staple of the growing partnership between Nissan and Cummins.

“We’ll continue to collaborate with Nissan in the future. They’re a great auto manufacturer,” said Jeff Caldwell, executive director for Cummins Viking Program. “We’re searching to be more of a system supplier to Nissan.”

The 2015 Versa Note SR is expected to go on sale in the spring of 2014. A version of the Frontier Diesel Runner is currently undergoing development testing for possible introduction in 2015. Also making a debut in Chicago was the Nissan NV200 Chicago Taxi concept.


To watch complete coverage of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit The manufacturer press conferences are also available at For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit


About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2014 public show will be February 8-17. For more information, visit or Media can register for the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview at

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ nearly 20,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information, visit

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