It was unlikely the 2015 Nissan Versa was going to look worse than the outgoing model, but a splash of chrome, new wheels and fancy new door mirrors have livened up the least expensive new car you can buy. A little, anyway.
As you've probably heard, Nismo is the division of Nissan that's responsible for motorsports and hotting up their normal cars with performance goodies. On one end of that spectrum we have the upcoming Nismo GT-R; on the other end, we have this guy.
What happens when you put a swanky interior in a compact car? You end up with the most modest luxury vehicle ever.
Automakers keep having the same problem over and over again. They build a small car. Said small car is a hit, but people want it to be bigger. The next generation gets bigger. Original small car is no longer a small car.
At this week's New York Auto Show, Nissan unveiled a new version of its Versa small car, letting them finally drop the stripped-down version of its Versa sedan, the lowest-priced new car on the market, with an advertised sticker price of $9,990. With its demise comes the death of the sub-$10,000 new car. Here's why…
The new Nissan Tilda (aka Versa) just bowed in Shanghai. This is the company's best-selling global model because it's not a bad drive, the looks are passable, and it's cheap. Here's to another generation of inoffensive mediocrity!
Remember the Chevette Scooter? The Tercel EZ? The Horizon America? A couple of decades back, Americans had a pretty broad selection of affordable basic transportation with zero frivolous gingerbread. Not these days.
These days, everyone wants to reduce consumption of foreign oil. Well, everyone but oil-loving Arab sheiks. That's the message we're getting after the Saudi broadcasting network became so outraged at the airing of the commercial above in Israel for the Nissan Tiida. The advertisement shows wealthy Arab oil barons…