Nissan plans to discontinue the Versa sedan in Canada in favor of the bargain-priced Micra that will launch in that market this year.
Micra pricing will start at $9,998, leaving little room for the less-loved of the Versa sedan and hatchback siblings. That price undercuts the Versa sedan in Canada by almost $2,000 and Nissan is making the call to cut it from the portfolio on its poor sales performance now that it has a similar product to push on consumers.
It makes 109 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque sent to the front wheels via a five-speed manual or automatic. At the starting price, items like power windows and air conditioning are both excluded.
Currently, the company hasn’t said anything about plans to sell the Micra through U.S. dealers.
[Source: Automotive News]
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