2009 Car Versa: Age bracket Y, Take serious notice!
Automakers are clamoring to construct and industry automobiles towards the Generation "Y" crowd which, loosely defined, and encompasses new drivers and mainly every person who's under 30. Toyota threw the gauntlet down in 2003 once they introduced a line of cars under the Scion brand. Now, Nissan is responding as well as the Versa - to become released during the summer of 2006 - is their answer. Will the Versa compete effectively or be lost inside a sea of Gen "Y" vehicles soon to flood the market place? All of that is as well early to establish, so let's have a look at the Versa and what the automobile has to offer you to motorists.
A take a look at to Nissan's website reveals a lot about the Versa. Unlike a particular Scion automobile that takes its styling cues from a toaster, the Versa is aerodynamic and reminds me from the Toyota Matrix. Available as a 4 door sedan or five door hatchback, the Versa is expected to retail for around $12,000, the identical cost range as Scion automobiles. Like Scion, the Versa is going to be relatively well equipped to give motorists a value packed expertise without having possessing to add on a variety of thousands even more for the base sticker value to be able to obtain a satisfactory and comfortable driving experience.
As well as a 1.8L I4 engine, right here is what you may anticipate to be included with base models:
AM/FM/CD audio method
Energy 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 poor typical equipment list for the price. For $2,000 a lot more, SL versions will include aluminum alloy wheels, cruise manage, energy windows/doors/locks, remote keyless entry, a souped up sound system, and even more.
The car or truck will have a 102 inch wheel base that is long for a car of its type. The result is extra interior space, with 4 adults getting ample knee and leg area to climate lengthy trips.
Pictures of the interior reveal a car that is definitely nicely though out and not low-cost searching. I especially like the dashboard with its overlapping circular instrument panel and easy to reach audio and air conditioning controls. A generation ago, entry level cars would have looked and felt low-priced. Today's drivers anticipate a great deal more plus the Versa delivers inside the kind of a decent level of typical gear and interest to style.
The Versa replaces the Sentra as the entry level Nissan. Nissan has restyled the Sentra and "promoted" it up a notch substantially like Honda has done with the Civic and Toyota with the Corolla.
While much more pricey than Chevy's Aveo and Kia's Rio, the vehicle has way more flair and style than either one. Nevertheless, a single has to wonder how the Versa will compete against Toyota's soon to be released Yaris along with the all new Honda Fit. Throw in new models expected from Dodge and Ford and add Chinese automobiles to the mix along with the entire entry level marketplace becomes saturated.
Ultimately, the Versa is a step within the right direction and also a good option to a few of its boxy competitors. Gen "Y" drivers have a different selection in the Versa and an alternative to Scion, Toyota's youth-oriented brand.