Nissan Versa Canada
The Nissan Versa is a compact car manufactured by Nissan since 2005, it arrived to Nissan Canada dealers in 2006 as a Versa 2007, the Versa is also marketed as Nissan Tiida in Asia and South America, the Nissan Versa replaced the Nissa Sunny aka Nissan Pulsar. Versa is smaller than the Nissan Sentra and shares the same platform with the Nissan Cube and recently with the 2011 Nissan Juke which is styled after the record braking Nissan Murano. The Versa follows a 5-door hatchback design and is now available as a Versa sedan, the Versa is often compared with the Toyota Matrix although its slightly smaller in size.
The Versa is manufactured in Mexico for the Canadian and US market, Nissan Mexico operates three assembly facilities in Cuernavaca, Civac, and Aguascalientes where they also manufacture the Nissan Frontier. The Canadian Nissan Versa was first unveiled at the North American AutoShow in 2006, the hatchback version arrived to dealers in July 2006, while the Versan sedan arrived the following year. The Nissan Versa came equipped with a fuel efficient 1.8L DOHC engine with Twin variable valve timing control which it shares with the Nissan Juke, in 2009 Nissan replaced that engine for a 1.6L engine with 112HP which was later offered as an optional 1.6L or 1.8L engine. The 2010 Nissan Versa is available with three transmissions; a 6-speed manual transmission, four-speed automatic and a continuously variable transmission CVT which is now used as standard in the Nissan Rogue and Nissan Altima.
The second generation Nissan Tiida made its debut at the 2011 Shanghai AutoShow while the Canadian counterpart, the Versa was unveiled at the New York AutoShow that same year and arrived at Canadian dealers in late 2011 as Nissan Versa 2012. The 2014 Nissan Versa in Canada is available in two trim models; Versa 1.8S and Versa 1.8SL they both share vented front disc brakes, 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and brake assist, while the Versa SL includes fog lights, XM satellite radio, USB connectivity.