For Immediate Release
2015 NISSAN VERSA SEDAN FEATURES UPDATED EXTERIOR
APPEARANCE, REFINED INTERIOR, ENHANCED CONTENT
• New “Nissan family” front end styling adds a more substantial visual presence
• Interior enhancements deliver a refined, more contemporary appearance;
Hands-free Phone System now standard on all models
• New content added to S, S Plus and SV grades, revised SL Tech Package features
with Navigation and Mobile Apps
• Versa’s high-value equation continues with combination of exceptional roominess
and fuel economy with the lowest starting MSRP* in the United States** of
As the best-selling vehicle for four years in a row*** in the highly competitive sub-
compact segment, the Nissan Versa Sedan could rest on its reputation for value,
roominess and mid-size vehicle technology without a mid-size price. Yet the quest
for constant improvement continues.
Following the introduction of an all-new Versa Note hatchback for the 2014 model
year, the Versa Sedan receives an extensive makeover for 2015 – including new
front and rear fascias, a range of interior refinements, and new grade level and
packaging content. The starting price of $11,990* is unchanged, despite adding a
refreshed exterior and interior along with standard Bluetooth®
“Versa Sedan is the entry point for the dynamic Nissan sedan lineup, attracting many
first-time new car buyers to the brand,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product
Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “It’s critical that we keep Versa’s look and feel
fresh and its value equation high, with a rewarding driving and ownership
A Refreshed Exterior
Most prominent of the changes to the 2015 Versa Sedan is the bold new front end
treatment anchored by larger headlights, a more substantial looking fascia and
standard chrome plating on the grille – all of which strengthen the family ties of the
Versa Sedan with the Nissan stable mates – Sentra, Altima and Maxima.
The list of exterior upgrades also includes a new fog light finisher design, new side
mirror designs for SV and SL trim levels (with integrated turn signals for SL), and a
more dynamic rear fascia design. A new, Versa Sedan-exclusive 15-inch V-spoke
aluminum-alloy wheel design is also available with SV models.
“While keeping Versa Sedan’s efficient dimensions and packaging intact, the
enhancements to the exterior give it a stronger, more contemporary presence,” said
Other exterior design elements include a fixed roof antenna, available blacked-out B-
pillars, chrome door handles and front fog lights. Smart aerodynamic engineering
helps create a coefficient of drag is just 0.288 (Xtronic-equipped models), which aids
in the Versa Sedan’s impressive real-world fuel economy.
The 2015 Versa Sedan is offered in two new exterior colors: Graphite Blue and
Amethyst Gray – along with Metallic Blue, Super Black, Brilliant Silver, Red Brick,
Fresh Powder and Titanium.
A Roomy, Refined Interior
For 2015, Versa Sedan again offers five-passenger practicality with a high degree of
comfort and refinement – the perfect combination for commuting on weekdays,
running errands on weekends and transporting family and friends all week long.
Enhancements for the 2015 model year include a new center stack shape, which is
similar to that found on the sporty Versa Note, a revised meter display with white
LED display (previously orange illumination color) and a new, more substantial,
steering wheel with standard audio and Bluetooth®
Hands-free Phone System
controls. Versa Sedan S and S Plus grades feature a wide AM/FM/CD audio system
with standard auxiliary-in and Radio Data System (RDS), standard assist grips, a
passenger-side vanity mirror and new seat fabric.
Versa Sedan SV adds an outside temperature display, USB/iPod®
fabric headliner, map light with key-linked illuminated entry and silver finishers on
the center instrument panel cluster. SL models include Nissan Intelligent Key®
Push Button Ignition and an AM/FM/CD/USB-iPod®
audio system with 5.0-inch
display and NissanConnectSM
with Mobile Apps.
“Like the exterior changes, the interior refinements and new standard features such
provide a more substantial, higher quality look and feel,” added Loing.
All 2015 Versa Sedans continue to provide a roomy interior volume of 90.2 cubic
feet, with more rear legroom than many mid-size sedans. Trunk volume measures
14.9 cubic feet. The trunk design itself focuses on useable space, taking into
consideration everything from the size of the hinges to the shape of the sidewalls. A
60/40-split fold-down rear seat is standard on SV and SL models for even greater
cargo versatility. Two interior colors are available, Sandstone (SV and SL only) and
Charcoal (all trim levels).
Other available interior features include trip computer with outside temperature
display, power windows with driver’s one-touch down, speed-sensing auto door locks
and remote trunk release lever. Also offered are SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM
subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor.
with Navigation and Mobile Apps system, which is offered as
part of the SL Technology Package, includes a 5.8-inch color touch-screen display,
Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM
Travel Link (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately). Available apps include
Facebook, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Google®
Advanced Engine Technology and an Efficient V-Platform
The 2015 Versa Sedan utilizes Nissan’s global lightweight “V” platform and is
powered by a 1.6-liter HR16DE 4-cylinder engine rated at 109 horsepower at 6,000
rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. The engine features a range of fuel
efficiency enhancing technologies, including a dual injector system that allows a
wider injection of fuel than a traditional single-injection system. The smaller nozzles
deliver a finer spray to help achieve stable combustion.
The dual injector system also uses around half the amount of rare metals in the
catalyzer by reducing the amount of unburned fuel and hydrocarbon emissions.
The compact, lightweight engine also employs a twin Continuously Variable valve
Timing Control System (CVTCS) mounted on intake and exhaust camshafts (versus
conventional CVTC systems, which are mounted only on the intake camshaft), similar
to the system used on the flagship Nissan Maxima.
Using CVTCS on the exhaust camshaft increases thermal efficiency, decreases
inhalation resistance and offers an approximate four percent improvement in fuel
efficiency (over the previous engine design). The engine also includes a piston oiling
jet, specially tuned piston top shape and expanded exhaust manifold diameter.
The 1.6-liter engine is matched with a choice of three transmissions – a 5-speed
manual transmission or 4-speed automatic (S models only), or a next-generation
Xtronic transmission with D-mode step shift programming. The Xtronic design allows
continuous change of the transmission gear ratio by connecting the two pulleys with
a metallic belt and changing their diameter by using hydraulic pressure. It
incorporates an auxiliary planetary gearbox to broaden the effective gear ratio
helping improve efficiency. The Xtronic transmission’s gear ratio of 7.3:1 is broader
than those of typical 7-speed automatic transmissions.
Fuel economy for the 2015 Versa Sedan is rated at 31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway
and 35 mpg combined with the Xtronic transmission. Versa Sedan models equipped
with the 5-speed manual offers 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined,
while the 4-speed automatic-equipped models are rated at 26 mpg city, 35 mpg
highway and 30 mpg combined.
All Xtronic-equipped 2015 Versa Sedans carry the PUREDRIVE™ designation, worn
by 2015 Nissan vehicles that achieve an EPA fuel economy rating of 40 mpg. The
PUREDRIVE™ badge reflects Nissan’s commitment to developing more
environmentally friendly transportation.
All Versa Sedans are equipped with an independent MacPherson strut front
suspension and torsion beam rear suspension, with front and rear stabilizer bars.
For 2015, the suspension dampers and electric power steering have been retuned for
a more comfortable ride and improved handling. Other standard equipment includes
power-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes, an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
Versa S, S Plus and SV models are equipped with 15-inch steel wheels with covers
and 185/65R15 all-season tires. New 15-inch 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels are
available with the SV Alloy Wheel Package. The Versa SL model features 16-inch
aluminum-alloy wheels with 195/55R16 all-season tires. Low rolling resistance tires
are standard on all models.
Standard safety features include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
(includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags), seat-mounted driver and front
passenger side-impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact
air bags for front and rear outboard occupant head protection.
Additional safety features include standard LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren) system, child safety rear door locks, Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS), Easy-Fill Tire Alert (SL only), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction
Control System (TCS).
Four Well-Equipped Models, Two Option Packages
The 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan is available in four well-equipped models – Versa
Sedan S (offered in 5MT and 4AT versions), Versa Sedan S Plus (Xtronic only), Versa
Sedan SV (Xtronic only) and Versa Sedan SL (Xtronic only).
With the previous optional content of the SV Convenience Package now found as
standard equipment on the S or SV grades, just two options are offered for 2015 –
the SV Alloy Wheel Package and SL Tech Package.
The SV Alloy Wheel Package includes unique V-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels. The SL
Technology Package now includes RearView Monitor, plus NissanConnectSM
Navigation and Mobile Apps with 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Nissan Voice
Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link (fuel
prices, weather, movie listings and stock info) (SiriusXM subscription required, sold
The 2015 Versa Sedan is assembled at Nissan’s Aguascalientes, Mexico assembly
plant that also assembles Nissan Sentra models for the United States market.
“With its bolder appearance, more standard content and no increase in starting
MSRP, the 2015 Versa Sedan has more to offer than ever. Combined with the equally
high-value Versa Note, we expect Versa’s segment sales leadership to continue for a
long time to come,” concluded Loing.
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* MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and $810 USD destination charges. Dealer sets actual
price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.
** Starting price comparison based on 2014 and 2013 manual transmission models on manufacturers'
websites. All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and
handling charges, tax title license and options. Dealer sets actual price.
*** According to IHS Automotive, Polk U.S. New Vehicle Registrations – non-luxury traditional sub
compact segment, CY2009 - CY2013.