Nissan Versa gets refresh amid cutthroat subcompact competition

The 2015 Versa sedan gets new front and rear fascias.

NASHVILLE -- Nissan will show its refreshed 2015 Versa sedan during New York auto show press days next week.

The mid-cycle changes come just two years into the car’s model cycle as the Honda Fit and other competitors look for more of the cutthroat subcompact segment.

Nissan intends to offer more content on 2015, including a new center stack and instrument gauges, and available backup camera, similar to the higher-contented Versa Note hatch. The sedan also gets new front and rear fascias.

The Versa sedan and hatchback have led what Nissan considers the U.S. entry-car segment most months since 2009 -- with its sedan version alone routinely topping the segment since 2010.

The sedan is the U.S. industry’s least expensive base-price new car. The 2014 model has a base price of $12,800, including shipping.

You can reach Lindsay Chappell at lchappell@crain.com

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