With brands that originate outside of the United States, such as Nissan, the history of a nameplate can sometimes get a bit convoluted. There is no better example of this than the Nissan Versa, which first came to North America in 2006. That first generation was actually a rebadged version of the Nissan Tiida and lasted until 2012. When the nameplate entered its second generation, which lasted from 2012 to 2019, it was no longer a rebadged Tiida but rather a rebadged version of the Nissan Latio. The Nissan Versa then entered its third-generation last year in 2020, now a rebadged version of the Nissan Almera. Fresh off last year’s redesign, the 2021 Nissan Versa looks to continue its momentum here in the Virginia Beach VA area!
Naturally, entering its third generation in 2020 means that not much needed to change for the 2021 model year. Last year saw plenty of impressive enhancements to exterior and interior design alike, plus plenty of other great changes. For the 2021 model year, the Nissan Versa is available in four different configurations. The base trim level is the Versa S, which is available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or the Xtronic CVT. The S trim is followed by SV and SR in order, each coming standard with the Xtronic transmission.
Despite being an entry-level sedan, the Nissan Versa is packed with a surprising amount of content. For instance, you can opt for the Nissan Safety 360 suite of driver-assistive technologies like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Alert, which is typically reserved for larger sedans due to the lower MSRPs of the subcompact segment.
While it certainly won’t be the most powerful car in any parking lot, the 2021 Versa does offer a surprising amount of power alongside its impressive fuel economy ratings. Powered by a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine, the Versa is capable of generating 122 horsepower while achieving 35 mpg combined with the Xtronic transmission.
If you’re interested in a bringing a 2021 Nissan Versa of your own home, be sure to get in touch with us here at Banister Nissan of Chesapeake!