- Competes with: Ford Fiesta, Mazda2, Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent
- Looks like: Nothing like a Versa sedan
- Drivetrain: 109-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder; five-speed manual or CVT
- Hits dealerships: Summer
Nissan redesigned the Versa as a budget-conscious sedan for 2012. Journalists seemed to despise it, but buyers snapped it up. The next step for the company is the new Nissan Versa Note, replacing the Versa hatchback. A more premium entry than the basic Versa sedan, the Versa Note is aimed at younger buyers and features a host of connectivity functions as standard equipment. The Versa Note also has more dramatic styling aimed to appeal to a flashier audience.
Underneath the skin, this is still a Versa, however.