'07 Nissan Versa: Era Y, Get sucked in!
Automakers are clamoring to develop and industry automobiles for the Generation "Y" crowd which, loosely defined, and encompasses new drivers and mainly everyone 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 and also the Versa - to become released throughout the summer of 2006 - is their answer. Will the Versa compete effectively or be lost in a sea of Gen "Y" automobiles soon to flood the market place? All of that is certainly as well early to identify, so let's check out the Versa and what the vehicle has to give to motorists.
A check out to Nissan's web site reveals significantly regarding the Versa. In contrast to a certain Scion automobile that takes its styling cues from a toaster, the Versa is aerodynamic and reminds me in the Toyota Matrix. On the market as a 4 door sedan or 5 door hatchback, the Versa is expected to retail for about $12,000, exactly the same value range as Scion automobiles. Like Scion, the Versa is going to be fairly effectively equipped to offer motorists a worth packed experience without having getting to add on various thousands significantly more for the base sticker cost so that you can accomplish a satisfactory and comfortable driving expertise.
In addition to a 1.8L I4 engine, here is what you can expect to be included with base models:
AM/FM/CD audio technique
Power side mirrors and automatic trunk release
six speed manual transmission [4 speed automatic is optional]
Split folding 60/40 seat using the hatchback
Not a bad typical equipment list for the price tag. For $2,000 alot more, SL versions will include aluminum alloy wheels, cruise manage, power windows/doors/locks, remote keyless entry, a souped up sound system, and more.
The automobile will have a 102 inch wheel base that is lengthy for a vehicle of its variety. The outcome is even more interior area, with 4 adults getting ample knee and leg room to climate lengthy trips.
Pictures in the interior reveal a car which is nicely even though out and not low-priced looking. I specially like the dashboard with its overlapping circular instrument panel and painless to reach audio and air conditioning controls. A generation ago, entry level cars would have looked and felt cheap. Today's drivers anticipate way more and the Versa delivers inside the form of a decent level of normal gear and attention to style.
The Versa replaces the Sentra as the entry level Nissan. Nissan has restyled the Sentra and "promoted" it up a notch considerably like Honda has accomplished together with the Civic and Toyota with all the Corolla.
Despite the fact that even more high priced than Chevy's Aveo and Kia's Rio, the automobile has way more flair and style than either one particular. Nonetheless, 1 has to wonder how the Versa will compete against Toyota's soon to be released Yaris and also the all new Honda Fit. Throw in new models expected from Dodge and Ford and add Chinese automobiles for the mix along with the whole entry level marketplace becomes saturated.
Ultimately, the Versa can be a step inside the right direction and a nice option to some of its boxy competitors. Gen "Y" drivers have one more decision within the Versa and an alternative to Scion, Toyota's youth-oriented brand.