Nissan Versa unveiled, not for Australia

Marco Green
April 15, 2019

The Nissan Versa has been revealed at the Tortuga Music Festival ahead the 2019 NY motor show. The new design features lower, wider and longer exterior dimensions while retaining the roomy interior. The fog lamps are placed lower on the bumper and the company has completely redesigned the side, which gets a coupe-like design. The rear door handles are position on the conventional position. The mirrors for the Sunny are positioned on the door instead of the A-pillar as it reduces drag.

The new Versa closely resembles the new Clio-based Micra hatch that it's based on, both inside and out, and not only does it look a whole lot more dramatic than its predecessor, it also makes strides in technology, safety and refinement, Nissan claims. At the rear, it has wraparound tail lights and a dual-tone bumper.

"This third-generation Versa design is all about the proportion and stance, to the point where we expect people to look at it and say, 'Wow, is that a Versa?'" says program design director Giovanny Arroba.

The sedan gets new flat-bottom three spoke multi-function steering wheel and the instrument cluster gets analogue information of the right while all other details including the tachometer are displayed on the digital screen.

On the inside, it has a black dashboard with a touchscreen infotainment system in the centre with trapezoidal air-conditioning vents on top. Some of the features offered on the US-spec vehicle include remote keyless entry, engine start/stop button, power windows, heated front seats, automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. This naturally-aspirated motor can be paired with either a five-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission.

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