What's Wrong With This Picture: Risk A-Versa Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
what s wrong with this picture risk a versa edition

Like much of the automotive media, we were under the impression that Nissan was replacing its Versa/Tiida with the new Nissan Sunny model that recently debuted in China. The first cracks in that theory started to appear when we saw an updated Versa with a 1.6 DIG Turbo badge on its intact rear hatch. Now, thanks to Burlappcars.com, we have our first look at the rest of the new Versa. The new model keeps the Versa’s big-box appeal, while updating the look for a more sleek, modern aesthetic. It’s a restrained, conservative look, but then the current Versa dominates its segment despite its downright dowdy styling. As long as this new model keeps the Versa’s giant interior space (it’s a B-Segment car with EPA midsize-rated interior volume), its updated styling (and the option of the Juke’s delightful little direct-injected turbo engine) should keep the Versa at the top of its segment.

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  • Tallnikita Tallnikita on Mar 23, 2011

    leading? Versa? I am shocked, I hated it. Engine sound, suspension, steering, all of it. 1995 Sentra was a sweet car though.

  • John R John R on Mar 24, 2011

    If Nissan can offer a Juke engine option in this thing with 17-inch alloys then the Sentra SE-R can hit the bricks.

  • Vance Torino Vance Torino on Mar 24, 2011

    Ooo, I hope they keep the strangely soft, squishy seats and the vaguely French handling characteristics... seriously... I drove a rented Versa to Key West from Columbus, O. (shout out to homeboy Baruth!) So luxurious compared to the cinderblock-on-the-floor seats in my old Civic...

  • Esager Esager on Mar 24, 2011

    So what is the speculation on when this will arrive in showrooms here in the US of A? Same question re: the new Accent someone mentioned up above? Thx