It was an open up secret driving the scenes of the Canadian automobile sector, and now it is no for a longer period a secret at all. We uncovered at the Toronto automobile clearly show today that the Nissan Versa is generating a comeback just after a few 12 months away from the Canadian current market.
With the departure of the Micra, the Japanese automaker observed by itself without a agent in the subcompact segment. Thinking about the foundation of customers loyal to that trigger, Nissan felt it could not genuinely abandon the niche and just hope that Micra customers would migrate to the new and greater Sentra.
And so a new Versa enters phase left. And even though the vehicle belongs to the sub-compact class, the product that ought to debut this summer season is a spacious auto. Cargo room, for illustration, is 425 litres – pretty generous for this class.
The cabin is just as open up in really feel, primarily in the again. The presentation is also much better than in the earlier you will recall Nissan unsuccessful expertise with the Versa sedan that was launched in 2011. The hatchback variant, the Take note, had a more productive occupation.
And kudos to Nissan for integrating the multimedia procedure monitor into the dashboard. Are we witnessing a return to aesthetic intelligence in cabin style and design? This a great deal prettier method provides a contact of course to the presentation.
Nissan’s new entry-amount vehicle shares its platform with the Kicks SUV, and in actuality the wheelbases of the two styles are similar. The Versa also will get the Kicks’ 122-hp, one.6L 4-cylinder engine as perfectly as its Repeatedly Variable Transmission (CVT). Take note that the CVT is an choice, as the foundation edition is outfitted with a five-pace handbook transmission. That CVT functions with simulated gears, and we can only hope the recipe is tastier this time around, because presently the CVTs in procedure in Nissan cars are still resolutely noisy and disagreeable. Fingers crossed.
When it comes to basic safety, the Versa will also stand out with a host of capabilities. In actuality, all the aspects of the Nissan Protection Defend 360 package deal will be accessible. We still await details on just how the merchandise supplying will be set with each other, but we hope to be reporting on that and on pricing a small right before the product debuts this summer season.