2007 Nissan Versa: Gen ‘Y’, Take Notice

Automakers are clamoring to construct and marketplace cars to the Generation “Y” crowd which, loosely defined, and encompasses new drivers and often anybody who is below 30. Toyota threw the gauntlet down in 2003 once they delivered a line of vehicles underneath the Scion brand. Now, Nissan is responding and the Versa – to be released all through the summer time of 2006 – is their answer. Will the Versa compete successfully or be lost in a sea of Gen “Y” automobiles quickly to flood the market? All of that is too early to determine, so permit’s test the Versa and what the car has to provide to motorists.

A go to to Nissan’s website famous much approximately the Versa. Unlike a certain Scion vehicle that takes its styling cues from a toaster, the Versa is aerodynamic and jogs my memory of the Toyota Matrix. Available as a four door sedan or five door hatchback, the Versa is anticipated to retail for around $12,000, the identical fee variety as Scion vehicles. Like Scion, the Versa will be pretty properly prepared to offer motorists a value packed experience while not having to feature on numerous heaps extra to the bottom sticky label fee a good way to attain a first-rate and cozy using revel in.

Along with a 1.8L I4 engine, right here is what you may anticipate to be blanketed with base fashions:

AM/FM/CD audio device
Air Conditioning
Power aspect mirrors and automated trunk release
6 speed manual transmission [4 speed automatic is optional]
Split folding 60/40 seat with the hatchback

Not a terrible preferred gadget list for the charge. For $2,000 extra, SL versions will come with aluminum alloy wheels, cruise control, electricity windows/doorways/locks, far off keyless entry, a souped up sound machine, and more.

The car may have a 102 inch wheel base that is long for a automobile of its type. The end result is greater interior room, with four adults having adequate knee and leg room to climate lengthy journeys.

Pictures of the indoors reveal a automobile that is properly though out and now not reasonably-priced looking. I especially like the dashboard with its overlapping round instrument panel and easy to reach audio and aircon controls. A era ago, access degree vehicles would have regarded and felt reasonably-priced. Today’s drivers expect more and the Versa supplies within the form of a respectable stage of standard device and attention to style.

The Versa replaces the Sentra because the access stage Nissan. Nissan has restyled the Sentra and “promoted” it up a notch similar to Honda has performed with the Civic and Toyota with the Corolla.

Although more highly-priced than Chevy’s Aveo and Kia’s Rio, the automobile has extra aptitude and style than either one. Still, one has to wonder how the Versa will compete towards Toyota’s quickly to be released Yaris and the all new Honda Fit. Throw in new fashions anticipated from Dodge and Ford and add Chinese vehicles to the mixture and the complete access stage market turns into saturated.

Ultimately, the Versa is a step in the right course and a pleasing opportunity to a number of its boxy competitors. Gen “Y” drivers have any other choice inside the Versa and an alternative to Scion, Toyota’s youth-orientated brand.

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