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Not sure if they realized or not but nissan themselves has shown the new sedan ahead of the shows. First time I have ever seen nissan do this. Usually a teaser pic but this is the whole thing. Maybe they just don't feel the sedan will stir up any buzz so they didn't bother.

All info and more pics can be found here http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-announces-new-2015-versa-sedan-set-for-debut-at-new-york-international-auto-show-on-april-16th

Personally I think this is crap. I don't think it's an upgrade at all visually from the previous year. I actually think the headlights look worse. Still the same 5spd transmission and still only available in the S model. No engine tweaking what so ever and doesn't seem to be any rear disc brakes added.

Can't wait for this car to get a whole new model.

 

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god almighty some one help nissan they are getting uglier and uglier
I think this is the only car that actually needs help. But it sells so nissan isn't messing with it too much. I have a feeling that the V sales will start dropping off during this year and the next Versa will be a totally different direction.
 

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I think nissan will be getting out of the cheapest car in america contest. The versa will be more than just the budget car. I read many articles saying nissan wants to step up in the subcompact market. Hope what I read is true.
 

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Nissan needs to fire the guy that thinks this looks good.

Now that Datsun is back :
Datsun = Cheap car market.
Nissan = Mid Range. (exception to the GTR)
Inifinity = High Range.

From what I see, In my Country, they have rebranded it as the New Almera with a 1.5l engin, and the Tiida has been completely removed from the Range.

the next jump is the New Sentra with the exact same HR16De Engin as in the juke,Quasqi,Tiida, with a better sofware tune. (On this forum somewhere I have askde some questions about the diffrence, and came to the conclusion it is Ecu tuning, that makes the diffrince).
The Sentra is Awsome.. Just feel that it needs some 2l or 1.6T HP under the hood.
 

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Nissan needs to fire the guy that thinks this looks good.

Now that Datsun is back :
Datsun = Cheap car market.
Nissan = Mid Range. (exception to the GTR)
Inifinity = High Range.

From what I see, In my Country, they have rebranded it as the New Almera with a 1.5l engin, and the Tiida has been completely removed from the Range.

the next jump is the New Sentra with the exact same HR16De Engin as in the juke,Quasqi,Tiida, with a better sofware tune. (On this forum somewhere I have askde some questions about the diffrence, and came to the conclusion it is Ecu tuning, that makes the diffrince).
The Sentra is Awsome.. Just feel that it needs some 2l or 1.6T HP under the hood.
tiida has gone upmarket. It's more of a sentra hatch now. It's larger and much nicer. Nissan names are so confusing and is a big reason on other forums we go by the chassis code and not the name of the cars. The newer Sentra, also known as the pulsar or sylphy is not a bad looking car at all. Little pudgy but not an eyesore. I almost wish nissan would dump the Versa sedan and offer up a Versa Sentra. Similar to what they did with the Note. The note is a different car but in the States we call it the Versa Note. So give us the Sentra body, smaller engine, skimp on a few other things and charge $13k msrp. Shouldn't be too hard since the Sentra starts around $15k. Our sentra gets an mr8ade which is a 1.8l.
 

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The Versa came into existence because of the economic times. Therefore it has been cheap for the hard times.

I also feel the next Versa will go upmarket. Nissan's chief designer has admitted the sedans are weak in the styling department and it's time for a change.

Also another fact people seem to overlook is that consumers are not really buying the cheapest models, they are buying the higher trim levels when we look at transaction prices. $15k average transaction price last time I checked for the Versa sedan.


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The Versa came into existence because of the economic times. Therefore it has been cheap for the hard times.

I also feel the next Versa will go upmarket. Nissan's chief designer has admitted the sedans are weak in the styling department and it's time for a change.

Also another fact people seem to overlook is that consumers are not really buying the cheapest models, they are buying the higher trim levels when we look at transaction prices. $15k average transaction price last time I checked for the Versa sedan.


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Exactly. I was one of maybe two 1.6's on here for a long time. People can't seem to do without the gadgets. The Sentra S really is a better choice, especially with incentives. Under $16k new with ac, pw windors, doors, 6spd transmission, folding rear seats, LED's headlights and tails, fine vision gauges, 16" wheels, etc. The list really goes on.

This goes back to my point of making a Versa Sentra. There is so much standard at the low price of $16k, actually $15k after incentives that they could strip it down some and charge even less. 15" wheels, no folding seat, no keyless entry, cheaper radio, No LED's, maybe even the 1.6 engine and I'm sure plenty more. But still keep the higher quality cabin and higher quality look and feel. Put this imaginary Versa Sentra with a price of $13,790 which is what the current Versa Sedan S costs and we get a better vehicle with as much goodies for the same price.
 

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I like having the stripped-down Versa sedan and Versa Note. I can do without Bluetooth, backup camera, navigation, etc. The problem is that the Versa sedan (2nd generation debuted in 2012) is hideous. Then the 2015 refresh/facelift made it even more hideous, ruining the only good part of the design, the front of the car.

Based on the 2012 re-design, I would've never considered the Versa, even though I liked that it was basic transportation, light weight, slightly smaller exterior dimensions than the previous generation, and affordable (cheapest brand-new car in America). I was totally surprised (pleasantly surprised) when I first saw the Versa Note. I'm thinking to myself, "Why can't the Versa sedan look as good as the Versa Note?"
 

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Well I did buy the "upscale" Versa Note for the Navigation and fog lights. HAD to have Navigation, or bust!
 

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Bought a 16 SV Note for CVT/Bluetooth/Cruise/Size/Price/Gas mileage......so based on multiple comments here I don't think they can combine the two into one cheaper car.
 
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