Next-Gen Nissan Versa to Stay in U.S., Sketch Released

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Nissan's current Versa subcompact hatch and sedan have sold well in the U.S. since their 2006 and 2007 introductions, respectively. Still, Nissan is attempting to keep ahead of the curve by getting to work on the next-generation car and releasing this curvy teaser sketch. Looking altogether more stylish than the current car, with a swooping roofline that mimics four-door-coupe trends, this is our first glance at what the future holds for the bread-and-butter Nissan.

The current Nissan Versa hit U.S. showrooms in 2006, with the sedan variant following in 2007. The 2011 model carries a $10,740 base price. Both cars are currently powered by a choice of a 1.6- or 1.8-liter engines worth 107 and 122 horsepower, respectively.

Nissan has sold 76,736 Versas through September 2010, an increase of 20.4 percent year-over-year and significantly larger volume than Honda's Fit (40,936) and Toyota's Yaris (31,793).

No further information has been released on the next-gen Versa, but we expect this image to be the first of many to come as the new car is plotted out ahead of its world debut. For more, stay tuned to Automobile.

Source: Nissan

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