2012 Nissan Versa Set for New York Auto Show Debut Based on Smaller Micra Platform

2012 Nissan Versa Set for New York Auto Show Debut Based on Smaller Micra Platform

The debut of the new Nissan Versa is all but confirmed for the New York Auto Show in just two weeks time, although according to new reports the car is set for a significant change. Pictures of the 2012 Sunny (as it’s known overseas) have already been released and a sketch resembling those images has now been added to Nissan’s consumer website, referring to the car as the 2012 Versa.

According to InsideLine, the new Versa won’t share a platform with the Tiida any more, but will switch over to the bran’s new global V platform, which it will share with the Nissan March/Micra.

This will bring the Versa down in size, as it’s currently a rather large vehicle in the sub-compact segment. What isn’t clear is if this new model is the Tiida-esque model spied recently while testing in China (above).

For full details on the car from it’s unveileing, see AutoGuide’s New York Auto Show preview and coverage page here.

[Source: InsideLine]

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  • amplrin06

    Story title reads …based on Saller Micra platform?

    What is a “Saller Micra” ?

  • Colum Wood

    Thanks for keeping us on our toes. It’s fixed.

  • Thomas Paine

    This is while Nissan is selling Titan pickup trucks that have a gas tank design defect resulting in gasoline leaks that it refuses to fix or even acknowledge. The result: if you buy a new Titan you may soon find you have a gas leak that costs about one thousand dollars to fix (the whole tank has to be replaced) and no guarantee that the fix will last more than a few weeks since the original design defect is in the replacement tank. The shame is that this defect could be cured by Nissan shielding the vulnerable part, probably for just a few dollars. But Nissan would rather have its customers pay thousands in repeated gas tank replacements and endure the danger of continued gasoline leaks than take responsibility and spend a few dollars itself. This is the real world as opposed to the fantasy world Nissan is trying to promote at the auto show.