Nissan has released an unexpected teaser sketch of the next-generation Versa. The Versa has grown to be one of the more popular small cars from the Japanese auto maker since its introduction a few years ago. Available in both a sedan or hatchback versions, the car remains a favorite of young buyers.
Nissan said the next-generation Versa compact will be "sold in the Americas." Which was about the only statement they released along with its sketch.
The next Versa is expected to arrive in United States as a 2012 model. Like the current design, the new Versa will be assembled at Nissan's plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Nissan's current Versa is a version of the Japanese market's Nissan Tiida, built on Renault-Nissan's global B platform. The 2012 Versa is expected to shift to a newer, smaller V platform - currently used by the recently redesigned Nissan Micra.
Future Versa cars may take advantage of a recent joint venture Nissan has made with SMART - and could share mechanical aspects with the new Smart five-door these two giants are producing together. That new Smart five-door hatchback (that Nissan is building) will come from Mexico as well, beginning in late 2011.
Rumors also suggest that Nissan may show off the new Versa at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show in January.
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