Nissan Upgrades Versa For 2023 With A New Face And More Standard Features
Nissan has released official photos of the facelifted 2023 Versa sedan. It will be shown live to visitors to the Miami Auto Show, which will open the other day and run until October 23. The biggest change is the wider, chrome-accented V-Motion grille that extends below the headlights. In turn, it gains some horizontal stripes and loses the “V”-shaped moulding that identified it. The emblems of the brand’s new corporate identity are also present, with a minimalist style.
New features for each Versa trim level are on offer. A new S Plus Package is available on the base trim, which adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, 16-inch alloy wheels and split-folding rear seats. The SV trim picks up an armrest, a wireless device charger, and a new interior colour called Chambray. The top-rung SR, pictured at the top, gets unique bodywork, badging and trim, and it now features a centre console with an armrest, an 8-inch touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, an automatic climate control system, Wi-Fi compatibility and NissanConnect Services compatibility as standard.
Powering the Versa is Nissan’s 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. It receives no updates for 2023, continuing to make the same 122 horsepower (90 kilowatts) and 114 pound-feet (154 Newton-meters) of torque. The entry-level S trim comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission. Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable transmission is optional on the S but standard on the SV and SR.
Despite being value-focused, Nissan says the Versa comes with the most standard safety features in its class. Among the highlights are Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, and Rear Automatic Braking. Customers can also order additional safety features such as Blind Spot Warnings and Rear Cross Traffic alerts.