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2012 Nissan Versa Hatchback At A Glance

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While the Nissan Versa Sedan enters 2012 with an all-new design (please see for full details), the Versa Hatchback continues in the new model year with its popular first-generation design, featuring one of the highest standard horsepower/torque ratings and one of the largest interiors in the entry-level segment.

For 2012, the Versa Hatchback is offered in 1.8 S and 1.8 SL models, each equipped with a 122-horsepower 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine.  The Versa Hatchback S is available with a choice of 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic, while the Hatchback 1.8 SL is offered exclusively with Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT® transmission.

Refinements for the 2012 model year include the addition of the previous Premium Package content (Nissan Intelligent Key®, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels) as standard equipment on the SL model and four new packages for the S model – Convenience Package, 15-inch Aluminum-Alloy Wheel Package, “Special Edition” Package and Nissan Navigation Package.  Also, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and illuminated visor vanity mirrors are now standard on SL models, and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) is standard on all models (previously SL only).

Once again the front-wheel drive Versa Hatchback continues to provide excellent fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance or roominess.  Fuel economy for the 2012 Versa Hatchback is rated at 28 mpg City/34 mpg Highway and 30 mpg Combined for the 1.8 SL with the Continuously Variable Transmission, while the 6-speed manual and 4-speed automatic models offer 26/31/28 mpg and 24/32/27 mpg respectively for City/Highway/Combined ratings.

Versa Hatchback’s long list of standard and available equipment includes available Nissan Intelligent Key®, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and an in-dash 5-inch touch screen navigation system including USB input for iPod® and other compatible devices.


  • Long wheelbase (102.4 inches), short front and rear overhangs
  • Body-color front and rear bumpers, door handles
  • Nissan signature grille
  • Sport front and rear fascias, body-color side sills, rear spoiler and fog lights standard on 1.8 SL
  • Large multi-reflector halogen headlights
  • Available body color dual remote-controlled outside mirrors
  • Fixed roof antenna (short rod type)
  • 0.31 coefficient of drag
  • Nine exterior colors: Red Alert, Metallic Blue, Blue Onyx, Espresso Black, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Gray, Super Black, Fresh Powder and Arctic Blue

Engine and Driveline

  • Front engine/front-wheel drive, Nissan “B” platform
  • 122-horsepower 16-valve 1.8-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, producing 127 lb-ft of torque
  • Available Nissan Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) (1.8 SL)
  • Available 4-speed electronically controlled automatic with overdrive (optional on 1.8 S)
  • Standard 6-speed manual (1.8 S)

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • Front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric power steering
  • Standard 15-inch wheels with P185/65HR15 all-season tires (1.8 S)
  • Available 15-inch 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with P185/65R15 all-season tires (1.8 S 4AT)
  • Standard 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P195/55R16 all-season tires (1.8 SL)
  • Standard power-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)

Interior Features

  • Roomy, high quality interior with five passenger seating
  • Large interior volume – 94.7-cubic feet Hatchback
  • Ample cargo volume – 17.8 cubic feet Hatchback (with rear seats up)
  • Available Nissan Intelligent Key®, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System
  • Available 6-speaker 180-watt audio system with AM/FM/CD, RDS, satellite radio controls and auxiliary input (MP3 capable), Interface System for iPod®
  • Available XM Satellite Radio (XM subscription required, sold separately)
  • Available Nissan Navigation System with XM NavTraffic (XM subscription required, sold separately)
  • Three available interior colors: Beige, Charcoal and Sport Charcoal (1.8 SL only)

Safety and Security

  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags and front seat side-impact supplemental air bags for chest protection)
  • Standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags for improved front and rear outboard occupant head protection
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system
  • Child safety rear door locks, child seat upper tether anchors
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints
  • Standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

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Models and Manufacturing

  • Offered in well-equipped Versa Hatchback 1.8 S and 1.8 SL models
  • Assembled by Nissan Mexicana SA de CV (NMEX-DF), Aguascalientes and Cuervanaca, Mexico

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