The 2007 Nissan Versa hatchback with a manual transmission will have a base price of $13,055, including shipping charges, the company said Friday.
The automaker plans to add a sedan version in early 2007.
The Versa, which goes on sale Friday, is a new entry that slots below the Sentra in Nissan North America's lineup. The Versa uses Nissan's global front-drive B platform.
The car is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder rated at 122 hp. The hatchback is available in two trim levels, S and SL.
Buyers of the S trim have a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic, although the automatic won't be available until later in the year. The Versa S with the automatic transmission will have a sticker price of $13,855, including shipping, Nissan said.