The Versa received a makeover last year that overhauled its front and rear fascias, among other changes.
Nissan Motor Co. said U.S. pricing for its 2016 Versa sedan SL model has been reduced by $500 to $17,915 after shipping.
The sticker price on the standard Versa with five-speed manual transmission remains unchanged from the 2015 model at $12,815 including shipping. Pricing also remains the same on the standard Versa with four-speed automatic transmission ($14,315), the S Plus model ($14,815) and the SV model ($16,355). The 2016 sedan is on sale in the U.S. now.
“Versa Sedan is built on Nissan’s global ‘V’ Platform, which underpins multiple models in more than 160 countries,” Nissan spokesman Kevin Raftery said in an email Tuesday. “Leveraging this platform has enabled the company to keep pricing constant.”
The Versa received a makeover last year that overhauled its front and rear fascias, among other changes. This year, body-colored outside power mirrors are standard on all models, and two new colors, Cayenne Red and Gun Metallic, are available. Rear speakers are now standard for S-grade Versa sedans, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel is available in SL-grade vehicles.
U.S. sales for the Versa, including the subcompact Versa Note, rose 1.7 percent in August to 14,875, Nissan reported last week. The Japanese automaker has sold 91,779 Versa vehicles in the U.S. through August, a decline of 6.5 percent.