2021 Nissan Versa to Arrive in Canada Later This Summer
Canadian drivers can embrace the open road later this summer when the all-new 2021 Nissan Versa goes on sale nationwide. The well-equipped subcompact sedan made its debut in Toronto earlier this month at the Canadian International Auto Show.
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“Entry-level sedans have always been historically very important for Nissan, which is why we are thrilled to bring the all-new Versa to Canada,” said Steve Milette, president of Nissan Canada Inc. “The Versa is now the first impression into the Nissan portfolio. With its expressive design and exciting technology features rarely seen on this segment, the Versa will be a source of pride for customers driving it to work, or for pleasure.”
Nissan, a leader in driver-assist technologies and safety systems, notes that the Versa goes above and beyond the tech expectations associated with sedans.
Standard safety tech includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking. High Beam Assist is standard and offers improved illumination for nighttime driving. For assistance seeing hidden dangers, choose the available Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Warning systems.
The design of the 2021 Versa employs the signature look of Nissan models such as the Maxima, Sentra, and Altima on its wider, longer, and lower frame. You will recognize the kick-up C- pillars, floating roof, V-motion grille, and boomerang-shaped headlamps. Inside, the “Gliding Wing” instrument panel contributes to the spacious cabin.
“This third-generation Versa design is all about the proportion and stance, to the point where we expect people to look at it and say, ‘Wow, is that a Versa?'” said Giovanny Arroba, program design director, Nissan Global Design Center, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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The 2021 Versa is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which can be paired to a five-speed manual transmission or Xtronic transmission. The powertrain earns ratings of 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque.
DeAnn Owens is a Dayton transplant by way of the Windy City, yet considers herself to be a California girl at heart even though she’s only visited there once. To get through the dreaded allergy season unique to the Miami Valley, she reads, writes, complains about the weather, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and their newest addition, a Boston terrier puppy that is now in charge of all their lives. In the future, she hopes to write a novel and travel through time. See more articles by DeAnn.