You may know it as the Nissan Tiida, Sunny or Versa. But whatever name you use, Nissan says that they weren’t chasing sportiness when they designed the all new 2012 Nissan Versa. Instead they put their energy into a new 109 HP 1.6L engine to offer better fuel economy.
To be more specific the created, “an uncompromised entry-level car,” says Carlos Tavares, Nissan chairman of Nissan Americas in the video below at the debut of the 2012 Nissan Versa sedan.
To achieve better fuel economy Nissan redesigned the Versa’s engine and paired it to a 5 speed automatic (or an optional CVT automatic transmission) that’s expected to get 30 m.p.g. city and 37 m.p.g.
But here’s the real magic number. Nissan says that you can buy the New Versa in America for $10,990 (plus destination charge) this summer…and that includes air-conditioning.
That low price will continue to make the Nissan Vesa one of the least expensive new cars in America. However, keep in mind that a more realistic price for a reasonably equipped Versa will still be in the $14,000 to $16,000 range.