2008 Nissan Versa Style Y Take Note
Automakers are clamoring to construct and market cars to the Generation "Y" crowd which, loosely defined, and encompasses new drivers and mainly everybody who is beneath 30. Toyota threw the gauntlet down in 2003 once they introduced a line of automobiles beneath the Scion brand. Now, Nissan is responding as well as the Versa - to become released during the summer of 2006 - is their answer. Will the Versa compete successfully or be lost within a sea of Gen "Y" vehicles soon to flood the market place? All of that is certainly too early to decide, so let's take a look at the Versa and what the vehicle has to give to motorists.
A take a look at to Nissan's web-site reveals a lot regarding the Versa. As opposed to a specific Scion automobile that takes its styling cues from a toaster, the Versa is aerodynamic and reminds me in the Toyota Matrix. Out there as a 4 door sedan or 5 door hatchback, the Versa is expected to retail for about $12,000, exactly the same cost range as Scion autos. Like Scion, the Versa is going to be pretty effectively equipped to give motorists a worth packed encounter without the need of having to add on a few thousands far more to the base sticker value as a way to accomplish a satisfactory and comfortable driving experience.
Together with a 1.8L I4 engine, right here is what you could anticipate to become included with base models:
AM/FM/CD audio system
Power side mirrors and automatic trunk release
6 speed manual transmission [4 speed automatic is optional]
Split folding 60/40 seat with the hatchback
Not a bad standard gear list for the price tag. For $2,000 alot more, SL versions will include aluminum alloy wheels, cruise control, energy windows/doors/locks, remote keyless entry, a souped up sound method, and much more.
The car or truck will possess a 102 inch wheel base which is lengthy for a automobile of its sort. The outcome is far more interior space, with four adults having ample knee and leg room to climate lengthy trips.
Pictures with the interior reveal a car or truck that may be properly although out and not low-priced searching. I in particular like the dashboard with its overlapping circular instrument panel and very easy to reach audio and air conditioning controls. A generation ago, entry level vehicles would have looked and felt inexpensive. Today's drivers anticipate much more along with the Versa delivers inside the type of a decent level of regular equipment and attention to style.
The Versa replaces the Sentra as the entry level Nissan. Nissan has restyled the Sentra and "promoted" it up a notch significantly like Honda has carried out using the Civic and Toyota with the Corolla.
Though much more pricey than Chevy's Aveo and Kia's Rio, the car or truck has much more flair and style than either one particular. Still, 1 has to wonder how the Versa will compete against Toyota's soon to become released Yaris plus the all new Honda Fit. Throw in new models expected from Dodge and Ford and add Chinese vehicles for the mix and also the complete entry level market becomes saturated.
Ultimately, the Versa can be a step in the ideal direction plus a great alternative to some of its boxy competitors. Gen "Y" drivers have a different alternative within the Versa and an substitute to Scion, Toyota's youth-oriented brand.
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