September 29, 2005


Nissan’s new subcompact 2007 Versa to go on sale next summer

2007 Nissan Versa hatchback

2007 Nissan Versa sedan

2007 Nissan Versa
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Farmington Hills, Michigan – Nissan North America Inc. has announced it will sell its new subcompact Nissan Versa hatchback and sedan for the 2007 model year. The new entry-level Versa is expected to have a Canadian MSRP in the mid-$14,000 range. The hatchback is scheduled to go on sale in early summer 2006, with the sedan following in late 2006. The 2007 line-up will also include an all-new Sentra, all-new Altima and enhanced Maxima.

Built on Nissan’s “B” platform, the Versa is an international design. North American models will be built in Aguascalientes, Mexico, in a facility which also builds the current Nissan Sentra. The Versa name reflects “versatile space”; in Mexico, Japan, China and other international markets, the car is called the Tiida.

The Versa is powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, rated at an estimated 120 hp and 125-plus lb-ft of torque. With an available continuously variable transmission (CVT), fuel economy is estimated at 6.2 L/100km. There will be several models with such available features as Bluetooth hands-free phone system and Rockford Fosgate subwoofer.

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