The Nissan Versa, also known as Tida on other markets, is known for combining space, utility, fuel efficiency, and also great looks for a low price but there is no doubt that a change in design must be made, to answer the needs and wishes of the buyers. Although a mild update was made in 2010, the Versa will now lose the obvious French influence of Renault in terms of design, and imitates a lot more its brother models from the Nissan Company, and more specific the Nissan Leaf and current Nissan Rogue. Instead, the space, fuel efficiency and power are expected to stay almost equal to its predecessor.
The new 2013 Nissan Versa is going to be more curvaceous, lower and longer and also from spoilers we received it will have a rakish windshield, swept back nose and reverse kink rear roof pillar. Although there is not too many information in terms of look and design, we know that the 2013 Versa’s is going to have a tough competition from lot of great cars such as: Ford Fiesta, that was launched as as 2011 model and all new refreshed 2012 Hyundai Accent, the redone 2012 Honda Fit. Also, the model could be threaten by its own kind, the hot selling Nissan Micra which is a smaller and cheaper model from Japanese automaker is going to be introduced in U.S.
The car will come in a front wheel drive and with 4-cylinder engines, presumably having a 1.6 liter engine that will have 107 horsepower whereas in more premium models there would be a 1.8-liter engine that is going to give 122 horsepower. Also, there are taken into account the ideas to add a Versa version with turbo or there could be a gas electric hybrid too. Furthermore, to be in the competition in the market, Nissan should be certainly looking at upgrading the second generation Versa’s automatic to a five to six speed, or it could just bet on CVT, Also, the next generation of Versa is almost sure to retain torsion beam in its rear suspension.
More safety could be a plus for the 2013 Nissan Versa, so it should include an (ABS) antilock braking system as one of the standard feature. Also, made to control emergency stops, Antilock braking system was optional for the model year in 2011 in the 1.6 Base sedans and was standard on the rest of the Versas. Traction control and Nissan’s VDC i.e Vehicle Dynamic Control antiskid system features should clearly be a standard on all the Versas to expand its safety.
To conclude with, the expected prince range for the Nissan Versa is about $11,000-$19,000 and an improvement over first-generation Versa ratings regarding fuel economy, which ranged from 26/34 mpg city/highway for the 1.6-liter model to 27/33 for versions with the 1.8-liter and the CVT, is highly suggested to keep up with the other competitors on the market.