Nissan has unveiled the redesigned Versa at the New York Auto Show. Essentially a rebadged Sunny, the Versa has a "refreshing design" with an "upscale look." We're not entirely inclined to agree, but the model features jewel-like headlights, chrome accents, and 15-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the cabin is sparsely equipped and material quality seems subpar. Despite this, Nissan says the Versa has more rear legroom than "luxury cars such as the Lexus LS460, BMW 5-series and Mercedes E-Class." Power comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that develops 109 hp (81 kW / 111 PS) and 107 lb-ft (145 Nm) of torque. It is paired to a five-speed manual transmission which enables the car to have an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 27 mpg city / 36 mpg highway (30 mpg city / 37 mpg highway with the optional Xtronic CVT gearbox). Set to arrive at US dealerships later this summer, the 2012 Versa will be priced from $10990.
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