Automaker does not want four-door Versa to compete with new Micra hatchback

While Canada will receive the Micra hatchback with its incredibly low price of $9,998, Nissan has decided it will overlap with the Versa sedan and will cut the older model from its lineup.

Once the least expensive car in Canada, the Versa sedan currently sells for $11,898, only giving a spread of $1,900 versus the new Micra while the new car better suits Canadian tastes.

“The Versa sedan didn’t do well in Canada and we are stopping it now, with the introduction of the Micra,” Loing said to Automotive News.

“The Micra will be more to their liking.”

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