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2009 Nissan Versa

The 2008 Nissan Versa represents a dynamic alternative to current entry-level hatchbacks and sedans. Built on Nissan's proven B-platform, the stylish Versa offers a spacious cabin with best-in-class head and rear leg room, a high quality interior and a comfortable, stress-free environment. Every 2008 Versa is powered by a standard 122-horsepower 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a choice of three transmissions, including Nissan's advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission).

The front-wheel drive Versa is available in two body styles, a 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan, and each in two well-equipped models, S and SL. Both Versa Hatchback and Versa Sedan models are offered with a long list of standard and available equipment, including available Intelligent Key, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, satellite radio and an audio system with Clarion speakers and Rockford Fosgate-powered subwoofer.

For 2008, a Sport Package is offered on Versa Hatchback SL models (previously available on Versa Hatchback SL. Cruise control is also now available for Versa S models.

Source - Nissan

New, 2009 Versa Sedan 1.6 Features $9,990 MSRP, Excellent Fuel Economy, Design, Quality and Reliability; Available at Dealers November 18

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced a new 2009 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 model, which features a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* of $9,990* (excluding Destination and Handling). The new Versa focuses squarely on value and fuel economy, with its standard 107-horsepower DOHC 16-valve 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine delivering responsive performance and a 34 mpg highway fuel economy rating (with the 5-speed manual transmission).

The Versa Sedan 1.6 goes on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide beginning November 18, 2008.

'Starting under $10,000, this new Versa Sedan 1.6 has the lowest new-car MSRP in the Únited States,' said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, NNA. 'It combines the low price of a used car with the dependability, high quality and full factory warranty of every new Nissan. It's our way of saying that in tough economic times, Nissan is here to help.'

2009 Nissan VersaSince its introduction in 2006, Nissan Versa has enjoyed strong appeal in the marketplace among buyers seeking fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance or roominess. Versa offers one of the highest standard horsepower/torque ratings and the largest interior in the entry-level segment – along with excellent quality, reliability and durability.

The new high-value Versa Sedan 1.6 model features a smaller displacement 1.6-liter engine (versus the standard 1.8-liter), standard 5-speed manual transmission and simplified content. It is also available with a 4-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) Fuel economy is rated at 26 mpg city/34 mpg highway with the 5-speed manual and 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway with the 4-speed automatic.

'The new Versa Sedan 1.6 is another way in which Nissan is taking a leadership role in reassuring consumers that now is a great time to consider a new car,' said Carolin.


In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling.

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Nissan Announces Pricing on 2009 Versa

Nissan North America, Inc. today announced pricing on the 2009 Nissan Versa, which went on sale June 16th at Nissan dealers nationwide. Versa remains a leading choice for consumers seeking fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance or roominess. Versa sales have increased 19.6% to date in 2008, with demand increasing every month.

For 2009, Versa again offers the highest standard horsepower/torque ratings and the largest interior in the entry-level segment – along with excellent quality, reliability and durability. Fuel economy is rated at 27 mpg City/33 mpg Highway when equipped with the Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission). Changes for 2009 include minor adjustments to content and packaging, along with reducing ordering complexity for consumers.

The front-wheel drive Versa is available in two body styles, a 5-door Hatchback and 4-door Sedan, and in two well-equipped trims, S and SL. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* of each model is:

2009 Nissan Versa* $12, 990 for the Versa 1.8 S with 6-speed manual transmission (Sedan and Hatchback)
* $13,990 for the Versa 1.8 S with 4-speed automatic transmission (Sedan and Hatchback)
* $15,990 for the Versa Sedan 1.8 SL with 4-speed automatic transmission
* $16,210 for the Versa Hatchback 1.8 SL with CVT

'When Versa joined the Nissan lineup two years ago, we called it the right vehicle with the right size, economy, performance, quality, safety and features – at the right value,' said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. 'That equation makes even more sense today as buyers look for higher fuel economy without compromising style, durability or driving enjoyment.'

Built on Nissan's proven B-platform, every 2009 Versa is powered by a standard 122-horsepower 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine. The stylish Versa also offers a spacious cabin with best-in-class total passenger volume and rear leg room and a comfortable, stress-free environment. Both Versa Hatchback and Versa Sedan models are offered with a long list of standard and available equipment, including available Nissan Intelligent Key®, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and power moonroof.

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2009 Nissan Versa Hatchback and Sedan Offer Perfect Blend of Economy, Performance, Roominess and Durability

2009 Nissan Versa
The Nissan Versa enters its third year of production in 2009, continuing its strong appeal in the marketplace among buyers seeking fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance or roominess. 2009 Nissan Versa
The Nissan Versa enters its third year of production in 2009, continuing its strong appeal in the marketplace among buyers seeking fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance or roominess. Versa again offers one of highest standard horsepower/torque ratings and the largest interior in the entry-level segment – along with excellent quality, reliability and durability. Fuel economy is rated at 27 mpg City/33 mpg Highway when equipped with the Continuously Variable Transmission.

2009 Nissan Versa
'Since its launch in the 2007 model year, the Nissan Versa has become the smart choice for a wide range of buyers seeking its breakout combination of outstanding roominess, comfort, fuel efficiency, style, safety and versatility,' said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America. 'But great value and a low cost of ownership is just one part of the 2009 Versa's story – it's also a great driving car around town or on the open road.'


2009 Nissan Versa
Two Distinctive Body Styles, One Powerful Drivetrain
The front-wheel drive Versa is offered in two body styles, a 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan – each available in two well-equipped models, the Versa 1.8 S or the Versa 1.8 SL.

2009 Nissan Versa
The exterior of the Versa Hatchback and Sedan, with their long 102.4-inch wheelbases and short front and rear overhangs, feature a dynamic look and attention to detail, as seen in the large halogen headlights, signature Nissan grille and large taillights. The Versa exteriors also feature body-color front and rear bumpers and body-color dual remote-controlled outside mirrors. Versa has a coefficient of drag of 0.31.


'Versa's expressive styling is another one of its strong selling points, exceeding the usual expectations in class, with a touch of sophistication and, definitely, quality,' said Castignetti. 'Versa's crisp, youthful body forms and long rooflines suggest both the roominess inside and Versa's performance capabilities.'

A Sport Package (optional on the Versa Hatchback SL model) adds a higher level of performance styling with a roof-mounted rear spoiler, lower body side sill extensions, unique front and rear fascia and fog lights.

All 2009 Versas feature a standard 16-valve 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a choice of three transmissions: an available Nissan Xtronic CVTÔ (Continuously Variable Transmission) (Hatchback SL model), available 4-speed electronically controlled automatic with overdrive (optional on Hatchback and Sedan S models, standard on Sedan SL) or 6-speed manual transmission (Hatchback and Sedan S models).

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine : 1.8 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 122 hp
Torque: 127 ft-lbs


6-speed Manual, CVT, 4-speed Automatic
With 122 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque, the 1.8-liter engine is powerful and responsive, while also delivering excellent fuel economy. EPA fuel economy is rated at 27 mpg City/33 mpg Highway with the CVT transmission; 24 mpg City/32 mpg highway with the 4-speed automatic transmission; and 26 mpg City/31 mpg Highway with the 6-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)


The Xtronic CVT, unlike conventional stepped gear automatics, operates as essentially 'one gear' through use of a belt and two pulleys. By infinitely varying the working diameters of the two pulleys, the transmission eliminates the 'steps' between gears, resulting in a smoother, more efficient operation by keeping the engine in its optimum power range under a variety of driving and load conditions.

All 2009 Versas are equipped with an independent MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension, with front and rear stabilizer bars. Other standard equipment includes electric power steering, power-assist front disc/rear drum brakes and 15-inch wheels with P185/65HR15 tires. Also available are an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) and 15-inch 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels.

A Highly 'Versatile' Interior
In Versa, Nissan's design and engineering teams found a way to fit a large interior in a small car. Interior length, front to back, is more than six feet. Both the Versa Hatchback and Versa Sedan have large cargo areas, ideal for owners with highly active lives. Versa Hatchback models feature a 60/40 split fold-down rear bench that allows for a wider spectrum of passenger/cargo space combinations.

Along with a spacious cabin, Versa offers a clean, simple, high quality interior design and excellent craftsmanship. Comfort is a priority for all passengers. The wide, laterally oriented instrument panel underscores Versa's width, while the low center console flows freely toward the rear, giving a sense of the interior's length.

Both Sedan and Hatchback designs also integrate convenient storage solutions, including in the center console, glove box, front doors and an in-dash CD storage compartment. In addition, Versa comes with a long list of standard and available equipment, including available Nissan Intelligent KeyÔ, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and Clarion speakers with a Rockford Fosgate-powered subwoofer.

Standard Safety Features and a 5-Star Rating
Versa has received the highest possible ratings in both government (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – '5 stars') and private (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – 'Good') safety tests, thanks in part to safety features including the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags and front seat side-impact supplemental air bags for chest protection), and available roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags for front and rear outboard occupant head protection.

Additional safety features on 2009 Versas include standard LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system, child safety rear door locks, child seat upper tether anchors, front seat Active Head Restraints and standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Models and Manufacturing
The 2009 Versa is offered in three Hatchback models: Versa 1.8 S with 6-speed manual, Versa 1.8 S with 4-speed automatic and Versa 1.8 SL with Xtronic CVT. The 2009 Versa Sedan is available in three models: Versa 1.8 S with 6-speed manual, Versa 1.8 S with 4-speed automatic and Versa 1.8 SL with Xtronic CVT.

Available packages and equipment includes the Sport Package, Power Moonroof Package, Power Package, Convenience Package, ABS Package and XM® Satellite Radio, Audio Package and Cruise Control.

Versa is manufactured at Nissan's Aguascalientes, Mexico assembly plant that also builds Nissan Sentra models for the Únited States market.

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90,220
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121,570
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87,207
March 2019
137,362
February 2019
103,735
January 2019
90,439
December 2018
130,655
November 2018
96,427
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