India bound Nissan Versa priced at 5 lakh rupees in USA

12/07/2011 - 14:48 | ,  ,  ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

Nissan Versa USA rearThe Nissan Sunny sedan, which is has been caught testing many times on the Indian Roads by IAB viewers, has been officially launched in the US.

Nissan calls it’s a Global Sedan which means they will be taking this car to many countries. The interesting part is that Nissan USA has decided to launch it at a base price of USD 10,990, which is approximately Rs 5,05,540 in INR in today’s exchange rate.

It is called the Versa in the US and weighs about 150 pounds less than its predecessor. It is powered by a 1.6-liter, four cylinder engine which uses variable valve timing (Nissan’s CVTC) to produce 109 bhp and 107 nm of torque.

The engine is mated to a 5 speed manual or a Xtronic CVT transmission. The Versa gives 10.62 kmpl in the city and 13.45 kmpl on the highway according to the American test cycles.

You do get a lot of features on the Versa such as a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, Bluetooth phone integration, XM Satellite Radio, a USB interface and even a navigation system.

Obviously, these specs are of the US version and the Indian model will be a bit different. But the big question is at what price point will Nissan launch the Sunny or Almera (or whatever it is called) in India?

Will Nissan launch it in the entry level Sedan segment rivaling the Dzire, Etios, Fiesta Classic or will it launch it in a B+ segment rivaling the Fiesta, Vento, Verna et all?

Nissan Versa Image Gallery

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What are your thoughts on the Nissan Versa?

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