The most important thing you need to know about the 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan is this: It will be priced from $11,990, with air conditioning, and that's a starting point that is unchanged from the current model. Now, Nissan actually did have to raise prices by a few hundred bucks on all models except the manually transmissioned entry car and the range-topping SL trim; but with the average price of a new car more than 2.5 time higher than the MSRP of the S edition, the 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan will continue to play an important role for the company.
Leading off the lineup will be the 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan S, which introduces a re-tailored rear fascia and an updated front appearance that's now more in line with the looks of the Nissan sedans. Significant work was done to the interior as well, highlighted by a reshaped center stack that's inspired by the one in the Versa Note hatchback. Further cabin upgrades include new white LED illumination for the gauges, and a redesigned, more premium steering wheel with integrated controls for both the audio system and the newly standard BlueTooth hands-free-calling technology.
The 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan S is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission at $11,990, with that MSRP increasing to $13,490 for a traditional four-speed automatic; that's $500 jump over the comparable 2014 model. Scanning the rest of the roster:
- 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan S Plus with CVT sees a $200 bump to $13,990
- 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan SV with CVT opens at $15,530, some $290 more than previously
- 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan SL with CVT also maintains its 2014 price, at $16,890
The upper levels of the Versa Sedan also get some minor fine-tuning, including redesigned outside mirrors for the SV and SL trims, and two more exterior colors are now on the palette, as Graphite Blue and Amethyst Gray join Metallic Blue, Super Black, Brilliant Silver, Red Brick, Fresh Powder and Titanium.
Motivating all models of the 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan: a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 109 hp and 107 lb.-ft. of torque, complemented by EPA grades that can reach 31 mpg city/40 mpg highway/35 mpg combined with the next-gen CVT. The manual car then is rated at 27/36/30, and the automatically transmissioned version at 26/35/30.
The 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan is making its first public appearance at the 2014 New York International Auto Show and then reach dealerships later this year.