The 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan made its official debut today ahead of the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The enhancements for the 2015MY are subtle comparing it with its predecessor and consist of larger headlights, standard chrome plating on the front grille as well as a more substantial looking fascia.
Moreover, we can see a new fog light finisher design, redesigned side mirrors for the SV and SL trim levels, with integrated turn signals for the SL. The SV models receive a new Versa Sedan-exclusive 15-inch V-spoke aluminum-alloy wheel design.
The big interior received a new center stack shape similar to the one found on the Versa Note, a revised meter display with white LED display (previous model featured orange illumination color) but also a new steering wheel fitted as standard with controls for the audio and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System.
Meanwhile, the Versa Sedan S and S Plus grades receive a wide 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. Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc says that the interior refinements now provide a more substantial, higher quality look and feel.
According to the official press release, the 2015 Versa Sedan provides a roomy interior volume of 90.2 cubic feet, while the trunk volume measures 14.9 cubic feet. A 60/40-split fold-down rear seat is standard on SV and SL models for even greater cargo versatility.
The SL Technology Package includes NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps system, a 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).
Furthermore, the 2015 Versa Sedan sits on the carmaker’s lightweight "V" platform and it is powered by a 1.6-liter HR16DE 4-cylinder engine that develops 109 hp and at 6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm.
The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic (S models only), or a next-generation Xtronic transmission with D-mode step shift programming.
The models equipped with the next-generation Xtronic transmission are rated at 31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 35 mpg combined. The models equipped with the 5-speed manual offers 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined, while the 4-speed automatic-equipped models are rated at 26 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined.
Nissan will offer the 2015 Versa Sedan in four models: Versa Sedan S (offered in 5MT and 4AT versions), Versa Sedan S Plus (Xtronic only), Versa Sedan SV (Xtronic only) and Versa Sedan SL (Xtronic only).