'07 Nissan Versa: Generation Y, Get sucked in!
Automakers are clamoring to create and marketplace vehicles for the Generation "Y" crowd which, loosely defined, and encompasses new drivers and largely everybody who's under 30. Toyota threw the gauntlet down in 2003 once they introduced a line of cars below the Scion brand. Now, Nissan is responding along with the Versa - to become released throughout the summer of 2006 - is their answer. Will the Versa compete effectively or be lost inside a sea of Gen "Y" automobiles soon to flood the market place? All of that may be too early to figure out, so let's check out the Versa and what the car has to offer you to motorists.
A go to to Nissan's internet site reveals considerably about the Versa. In contrast to a specific Scion vehicle that takes its styling cues from a toaster, the Versa is aerodynamic and reminds me from the Toyota Matrix. Out there as a four door sedan or five door hatchback, the Versa is expected to retail for about $12,000, the identical value range as Scion vehicles. Like Scion, the Versa will likely be pretty properly equipped to give motorists a worth packed knowledge without having possessing to add on a few thousands far more to the base sticker value in order to attain a satisfactory and comfortable driving encounter.
In addition to a 1.8L I4 engine, here is what you are able to count on to become included with base models:
AM/FM/CD audio program
Energy side mirrors and automatic trunk release
6 speed manual transmission [4 speed automatic is optional]
Split folding 60/40 seat together with the hatchback
Not a negative common gear list for the price. For $2,000 a great deal more, SL versions will come with aluminum alloy wheels, cruise manage, power windows/doors/locks, remote keyless entry, a souped up sound system, and additional.
The vehicle will possess a 102 inch wheel base which can be long for a vehicle of its kind. The result is more interior area, with four adults getting ample knee and leg room to climate long trips.
Photos of the interior reveal a automobile that is nicely although out and not low cost searching. I specifically like the dashboard with its overlapping circular instrument panel and painless to reach audio and air conditioning controls. A generation ago, entry level automobiles would have looked and felt inexpensive. Today's drivers count on even more and the Versa delivers within the form of a decent level of typical gear and interest to style.
The Versa replaces the Sentra because the entry level Nissan. Nissan has restyled the Sentra and "promoted" it up a notch much like Honda has done using the Civic and Toyota using the Corolla.
Although significantly more pricey than Chevy's Aveo and Kia's Rio, the auto has a lot more flair and style than either one particular. Still, a single has to wonder how the Versa will compete against Toyota's soon to become released Yaris plus the all new Honda Fit. Throw in new models expected from Dodge and Ford and add Chinese automobiles towards the mix and also the entire entry level market becomes saturated.
Ultimately, the Versa is actually a step in the correct direction and a good alternative to some of its boxy competitors. Gen "Y" drivers have an additional choice within the Versa and an option to Scion, Toyota's youth-oriented brand.