Originally a super-affordable car designed for developing markets, the Versa has eventually become a pretty modern car. The new generation is here and it comes with a lot of novelties. The previous generation had its own qualities, such as affordable price and superb reliability. The new one takes many things to the completely next level. There is a completely new design, based on the company’s latest design language. The interior doesn’t feature only low-rent materials anymore, while the list of standard equipment is much longer. Finally, there are big novelties under the hood, as well as a whole palette of new safety features. All in all, the 2020 Nissan Versa will be far more competitive than before, thanks to a full load of novelties that this redesign has brought.
Sales are about to start this summer.
2020 Nissan Versa Redesign
This redesign brings tons of novelties. Of course, there are many mechanical novelties, but the thing that you’ll notice first is a new styling. This subcompact sedan has finally switched to the brand’s new V-Motion design philosophy, so it’s no wonder that the new model looks significantly better.
Compared to the previous generation, the front end looks incomparably more attractive, thanks to a new grille design, narrow and sharp headlights, and many other novelties. The new model also features a sleeker profile, so it’s no wonder that aerodynamics seems much better than before. Also, it seems important to mention that the new model gets a completely new suspension setup. It handles and rides much better than before. Also, the 2020 Nissan Versa is slightly bigger than its predecessor.
Considering all these novelties, it seems pretty clear that the new 2020 Nissan Versa is a far more serious vehicle, something much more than just an affordable car.
2020 Nissan Versa Interior
Great novelties can be found on the inside as well. The 2020 Nissan Versa comes with a completely new interior design. The first thing you’ll notice is that the cabin quality is significantly better. The new model doesn’t feature too many areas with low-rent materials, as it was the case with its predecessor.
The new cabin features finer materials, which are soft on touch, but also a significantly improved styling. This particularly refers to the dashboard, which now features attractive clean lines, filled up with things like a touchscreen at the center stack, sporty steering wheel, attractive instrument cluster, etc.
While there is a full load of novelties, the 2020 Nissan Versa has also kept those good things from its predecessor. Of course, this primarily refers to the interior space, as the previous generation features the most spacious cabin in the class, especially when it comes to the rear-seat legroom. The new model continues in the same way but also feature new, better seats. So, we could say that comfort is at an even higher level than before.
This is another aspect that comes with a large number of novelties. The first thing we should mention about the 2020 Nissan Versa is that it comes with a completely new infotainment system and touchscreen. The new 7-inch screen is standard across the whole range. The infotainment system is much faster and more intuitive. Also, you can count on standard smartphone integration goodies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as on Bluetooth and three USB ports. Seems pretty decent for such an affordable car.
Besides new tech goodies, there are also novelties in terms of safety features. This is where the new model really stands out from the crowd, as all models come standard with things like automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, rear automatic braking, a rearview camera, lane departure warning. In higher trims, you can also get more advanced systems, such as including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert etc.
2020 Nissan Versa Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2020 Nissan Versa continues with a familiar 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. However, the company did some smaller revisions, so there are now 13 more horses. A max output now goes around 122 horsepower. Additional power is always a good thing, though it would be better if there is much more.
This small sedan won’t be the most interesting car to drive but on the other side, you can count on excellent fuel economy. According to some estimations, the new model will be able to return around 31 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway and these numbers definitely sound great.
Release Date and Price
The 2020 Nissan Versa launch is a matter of weeks. The new model will hit the market pretty soon and one of the things that seem certain is a higher price tag. It would be too much to expect the same price tag, considering all the novelties and improvements.