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The Versa will be released as a 2007 as a hatchback with the sedan arriving near the end of the year. The Versa is powered by a 1.8 L I4 engine producing 120 hp (89 kW) and 125 ft·lbf (169 N·m). Three transmissions will be used; a 4-speed automatic, a continuously variable transmission, and a 6-speed manual.
It will slot below the Sentra in Nissan's lineup... Given that the current Sentra is quite long in the tooth and due for a major change, it's entirely plausible that the Versa will fill the need for a small, economical entry-level car while the Sentra is retooled and / or replaced.
The Versa will be classified as a subcompact and will be a direct competitor with the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris.
It is supposed to be a lot bigger inside than both of its competitors - With 25.6 inches of rear knee room – almost the same as Maxima - it should draw a lot of praise for its use of interior space. The Versa is 6 feet long on the inside, and boasts 94.4-cubic feet of interior space for the hatchback and 93.9 for the sedan.
For the first production year, side airbags are standard, curtain airbags are not.
With best in class power AND interior space, I think Nissan has a winner.