Nissan's New US Subcompact to be Called Versa

Nissan has taken yet another drink from the tank of not-quite words, coming up with Versa as the name of its new subcompacts for the US. The Versa, a Scion competitor that will be built at the company's Mexico plant, will come in hatchback and sedan flavors, and it'll be powered by a 1.8-liter sippy-cup four hooked to a continuously variable transmission. Options will include such dig-it-kids options as Bluetooth compatibility, satellite radio and a Rockford Fosgate subwoofer. According to The Car Connection, the 2007 Versa cost in the $12,000 range to start. The sedan will look like the company's Tiida compact, while the hatch will resemble the Sport Compact concept unveiled at the New York show this year.

Versa for U.S. in Mexico [The Car Connection]

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