Monday, 5 August 2019

Check Out How Nissan Versa 2020 Transformed To Regal


Versa has certainly evolved from homely to universally handsome, with details coming from the attractive Altima and the spunky. Among the three trim levels of the Versa (S, SV and SR), time was splitted between the mid-size SV - painted in Nissan's
dazzling Electric Blue Metallic - and the top-notch SR bearing the first factory-split 17-inch wheels ever mounted on a Versa.


In the interior, the new Versa benefits from smoother plastics and
more attractive seat covers than the old car. And Nissan upgraded the switch-gear and swapped the hard-hitting dials for sturdier buttons.

Unfortunately, the backseat lost its previously spacious accommodations, with legroom shrinking six inches. Part of this room - about five centimeters away - went to passengers in the front seats, but our comfort was compromised in both places.

We also want the speech recognition software (for SV and SR panels) to understand our commands, and that the 7.0-inch touchscreen respond more quickly to input. Apple Car-play eliminated these two concerns during our short drive, but is not available on base models.
One of our biggest problems with the previous Versa was the indifferent street behavior. Sure, it was comfortable, but the driving experience lacked the power of the pragmatic, if stale, Accent and Yaris. The new Versa improves this by a pleasant solid ride, a precise steering and a progressive brake pedal.

The dampers no longer cause the sedan to tip over and help the car maintain a civilian attitude on uneven ground. Nobody will consider the Versa a car for enthusiasts, but that extra dose of driving pleasure is a long way off. It's also safer: every new Versa features automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high beam and lane departure warning.
 
Another notable improvement is the newly discovered power-train enhancement. The Versa still uses a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter in-line quad, but an increased compression ratio helped Nissan gain another 13 horsepower and 7 lb-ft (122 and 114) of torque, respectively. That is, the Versa remains painfully slow, both when we pressed the right pedal and left a traffic light, as well as when we tried to drive on the highway.

The redesigned Xtronic CVT effectively reduces engine drones by mimicking real gear changes. Combined EPA fuel economy on CVT models ranges from 1 to 35 MPG, and the CVT's reinforced belt provides a better response below 40 km / h. The old five-speed manual gearbox is standard, but only in the S trim we did not drive.

While many automakers are replacing cars with crossovers, Nissan still believes in sedans and says his research shows younger buyers want them. If it is right and these buyers are looking for an elegant compact car with active safety features, Nissan's Versa can also gain some appeal outside the fleet buyer's office.
 

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