Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Nissan Announces New 2020 Versa

2020 Nissan Versa

While some automakers are pulling out of the subcompact marketplace, Nissan has recently announced its all-new 2020 Versa sedan.

The Versa (and now dead Versa Note) have been keeping Nissan at the top of the heap in terms of subcompact sales volume for a long time; the company has always moved quite a bit of them. And for 2020, there will be more to like about Nissan's smallest sedan.

2020 Nissan Versa interior

Technology is a top priority in the all-new Nissan Versa, featuring available Nissan Safety Shield 360, a prime example of Nissan Intelligent Mobility that helps provide front, side and rear safety monitoring and intervention technologies. Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, lane departure warning and high beam assist. Available equipment includes blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, intelligent driver alertness and intelligent cruise control.

Other tech features often reserved for more expensive segments are standard in the 2020 Versa, including remote keyless entry, push button start and power windows. Popular features like heated front seats, Automatic Climate Control, Apple Car PlayTM and Android AutoTM are also available.

2020 Nissan Versa sedan - beach

Obviously, the design is totally different. It's wider, lower, and—of course—longer than the previous Versa. The car picks up some of the design language found on Maxima and Altima, too, especially on the rear C-pillar and front grille. The overall look is quite premium for a subcompact. The interior also picks up hints from other Nissan design language.

2020 Nissan Versa - front

Under the hood, Versa will feature a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder making 122 hp and 114 lb/ft of torque paired with either a CVT or five-speed manual, up from the last generation's 109 hp and 107 lb/ft of torque.

Color is also a carefully considered element of the new Versa’s appeal. Eight dynamic colors are offered, including Electric Blue Metallic, Monarch Orange Metallic and Scarlet Ember Tintcoat.

It's good to see that not every single automaker out there is abandoning its small cars or simply turning them into crossovers. It's likely this Versa will continue to be a big seller to both consumers and fleets. Looking forward to checking this out in person.

2020 Nissan Versa Sedan - rear

1 comment:

Barry Traylor said...

Very stylish small car, I like the looks of it very much. Also the dash layout is quite good as some cars now have the info screen rather high in the dash which seems to block my line of sight. Probably has CVT trans which my wife's Fit has and although she likes it I am not a fan.