Nissan’;s current Versa Sedan debuted at the 2011 New York Car Demonstrate, so it’;s only fitting that the humble 4-door’;s midcycle facelift will debut below the kliegs in the Gotham, also. While the automaker’;s following-generation Murano crossover will consider center stage on its display stand, Autoblog has discovered that an updated version of the 2nd-generation Nissan subcompact will also open its doors at the Javits Center later this month.
Our sources indicate it will attribute revised front-end styling that will deliver it more in line with the company’;s Altima family members sedan. The Versa Sedan’;s interior – cavernous for its class – will get higher-high quality fittings, like a revised center stack, steering wheel, gauges and some new plastics. Some of these things have currently been witnessed on an additional Versa, we’;ve been told – the Versa Note SR hatchback (witnessed beneath), which debuted at the Chicago Auto Display in February.
We’;re not expecting much in the way of mechanical modifications, which signifies we’;re probably to see the return of the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder (rated at 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque in 2014 spec). That sole powerplant is presently offered with the buyer’;s selection of a 5-speed manual, 4-velocity automatic or Xtronic constantly variable transmission.
The Versa Sedan has carried a lot of water for the Nissan brand to this stage, becoming America’;s greatest-selling subcompact as effectively as its least high-priced, beginning at $ eleven,990 (*plus $ 790 destination). But despite the addition of the 5-door Versa Note hatchback for the 2014 model year, sales have been slipping – Nissan offered 34,603 Versa versions by means of March, a reduce of eleven.9 % versus this time last yr. An up to date search and new trimmings could be just the point to boost revenue anew.