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2015 Nissan Versa Sedan At A Glance (Press Release)

At A Glance: 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan

As the best-selling vehicle* for four years in a row (calendar years 2010 through 2013) in the highly competitive entry level segment, the Nissan Versa Sedan could stand pat on its reputation for high value, exceptional roominess and mid-size vehicle technology without a mid-size price. Yet the quest for improvement continues.

Following the introduction of an all-new Versa Note hatchback for the 2014 model year, the Versa Sedan receives an extensive makeover for 2015 – including new front and rear fascias, a range of interior refinements and new packaging content.

Most prominent of the changes to the 2015 Versa Sedan is the bold new front end treatment anchored by larger headlights, a more substantial looking fascia and standard chrome plating on the grille – all of which bring the vehicle closer in look to the Nissan Sentra, Altima and Maxima sedans.

The list of exterior upgrades also includes a new fog light finisher design, new side mirror designs for SV and SL trim levels (with integrated turn signals for SL), and a more dynamic rear fascia design. A new, Versa Sedan-exclusive 15-inch V-spoke aluminum-alloy wheel design is also available with SV models.

Interior enhancements for the 2015 model year include a new center stack shape, which is similar to that found on the sporty Versa Note, a revised meter display with white LED display (previously orange illumination color) and a new, more substantial, steering wheel with standard audio and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System controls. Versa Sedan S and S Plus grades feature a wide 2-DIN AM/FM/CD audio system with standard auxiliary-in and Radio Data System (RDS), standard assist grips, a passenger-side vanity mirror and new seat fabric.

Versa Sedan SV adds an outside temperature display, USB/iPod® controls, upgraded fabric headliner, map light with key-linked illuminated entry and silver finishers on the center instrument panel cluster. SL models include Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition and an AM/FM/CD/USB-iPod® audio system with 5.0-inch display and NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps.

The 2015 Versa Sedan’s standard 1.6-liter HR16DE 4-cylinder engine includes a range of fuel efficiency-enhancing technologies, such as a dual fuel injector system and a twin Continuously Variable valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) mounted on both intake and exhaust camshafts. The engine is rated at 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque.

The available Xtronic transmission utilizes an auxiliary gearbox using planetary gearing, helping enhance efficiency and provide driving enjoyment through D-mode step shift programming. It also features a transmission ratio of 7.3:1, which is broader than those of conventional CVTs and even typical 7-speed automatic transmissions. Fuel economy with the Xtronic transmission is rated at 31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 35 mpg combined; 27/36/30 mpg with the 5-speed manual transmission; and 26/35/30 mpg with the 4-speed automatic transmission.

The 2015 Versa Sedan is available in four models – S (5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic), S Plus (Xtronic only), SV (Xtronic only) and SL (Xtronic only). Highlights of the 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan include:

Body

  • Sleek, aerodynamic body with long wheelbase (102.4 inches), short front and rear overhangs
  • Revised front fascia with standard chrome plating on grille, new multi-reflector halogen headlight design, new fog light finisher design
  • New SV outside mirror design, new SL outside mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • New rear fascia
  • O.288 coefficient of drag (Xtronic-equipped models)
  • Body color front and rear fascias
  • Available blacked-out B-pillar, chrome door handles  (SV and SL models)
  • Fixed roof antenna (short rod type)
  • Eight exterior colors: new Graphite Blue and Amethyst Gray, plus Metallic Blue, Titanium, Super Black, Brilliant Silver, Red Brick and Fresh Powder
  • PUREDRIVE™ designation and badge (Xtronic-equipped models only)

Engine and Driveline

  • Front engine/front-wheel drive
  • Nissan global “V” platform
  • 109-horsepower 16-valve 1.6-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, 107 lb-ft of torque
  • Advanced engine design with emphasis on enhanced fuel economy and emissions; includes dual injector system that burns cleaner and uses less fuel than a conventional injector design; plus Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable valve Timing Control) on both intake and exhaust cycles – similar to the design used on Maxima
  • Standard 5-speed manual transmission (S model only)
  • Available 4-speed automatic transmission (S model only)
  • Available compact D-step Xtronic transmission with sub-planetary gear (available with S Plus, SV and SL models)
  • Fuel economy rated at 31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, 35 mpg combined (Xtronic models)

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Independent strut front suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Torsion beam rear axle with integrated stabilizer bar
  • Electric power steering
  • Standard 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers, 185/65R15 all-season low rolling resistance tires (S, SV)
  • Available 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 185/65R15 all-season low rolling resistance tires (SV Alloy Wheel Package)
  • 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 195/55R16 all-season low rolling resistance tires (SL)
  • Standard power-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes with standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

Interior Features

  • Roomy, high quality interior
  • Large interior volume – 90.2 cubic feet, 14.9 cubic feet trunk volume
  • New steering wheel design with silver finishers, audio and Bluetooth® controls
  • White color combination meter LCD illumination (previously orange illumination)
  • New standard passenger-side vanity mirror and assist grips
  • Outside temperature display, center cluster silver finishers (SV and SL models)
  • New map light with key-linked illuminated entry, fabric headliner (SV, SL)
  • USB/iPod control (SV, SL)
  • 5-passenger seating with comfortable rear seat with ample rear legroom and knee room
  • Adjustable front bucket seats with available driver’s seat armrest and height adjuster
  • Fixed rear seatback with outboard adjustable head restraints
  • Standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seat on SV and SL models
  • Front door map pockets with bottle holder
  • Dual front and rear cupholders
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition (SL)
  • 12-volt power outlet
  • Easy Fill Tire Alert (SL)
  • Fine Vision instrumentation (SV, SL)
  • 3-blink turn signal function
  • Available front and rear power windows with driver’s one-touch down (SV, SL)
  • Available speed-sensing auto door locks, map light; remote trunk release (SV, SL)
  • Cruise control (S Plus, SV, SL)
  • Standard AM/FM/CD audio system with 2 speakers (S)
  • Available AM/FM/CD audio system with 4 speakers (S Plus)
  • Available AM/FM/CD/USB-iPod® audio system with 4 speakers (SV)
  • Available AM/FM/CD/USB-iPod® audio system with 4 speakers and 5.0-inch display (SL)
  • Available AM/FM/CD/USB-iPod® audio system with 4 speakers and 5.8-inch display (SL Technology Package)
  • Available NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps (SL)
  • Available NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps with 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) (SL Technology Package)
  • Standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Available SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) (SL)
  • Available Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® (SL)
  • Available RearView Monitor (SL)
  • Two available interior colors: Sandstone (SV, SL only) and Charcoal (all models)

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)
  • Standard seat-mounted driver and front passenger side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear outboard occupant head protection
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Models and Manufacturing

  • Offered in four well-equipped models: Versa Sedan S, Versa Sedan S Plus, Versa Sedan SV and Versa Sedan SL
  • Assembled by Nissan Mexicana SA de CV (NMEX-DF), Aguascalientes, Mexico

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*According to IHS Automotive, Polk U.S. New Vehicle Registrations – non-luxury traditional sub compact segment, CY2009 – CY2013.

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