Nissan Versa 2023 Debuts With Revised V-Motion Grille, New Trim Package

Nissan Versa will slide into 2023 with some changes. The automaker has revised the car’s grille, added a new trim package, and introduced a fresh exterior color. The updated model goes on sale this fall.

The most significant change coming to the car is the new front fascia. Nissan’s V-Motion grille is wider, with chrome accents extending below the headlights. It loses the chrome accents that bind the badges of the rest of the fascia. Nissan revamped the lower bumper and added a new minimalist brand badge to the exterior.

The Versa will be available in three trims when it goes on sale: S, SV, and SR. The S didn’t receive an immediate upgrade for 2023, but Nissan will offer a new S Plus package. It adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, 60/40 folding rear seats, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Standard features of the Versa S include a 7.0-inch touchscreen, three USB ports, and remote keyless entry.

New to the mid-level SV trim is a center console with armrests, a cordless phone charging pad, and a new Chambray interior color. The SR received a console and armrests, but Nissan also added an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Intelligent Cruise Control, automatic climate control, and connectivity services. Nissan will offer a new Sky Pearl Gray paint on the SV and SR models, while the SR will receive a new 17-inch alloy wheel design.

The Versa line will continue to come with a range of safety features, with standard equipment including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, high beam assist, rear automatic braking and lane departure warning. Available safety features include rear traffic warning and blind spot warning.

Powering the Versa is Nissan’s 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. It received no updates for 2023, continuing to produce 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.

Nissan said it would release pricing information closer to the car’s sales date this fall. Winter arrives on December 21, so Nissan has time to take the car to the dealer. The 2022 Versa S starts at $20,085 (price includes a $1,095 destination fee). Everything is getting more and more expensive, so we expect the price of the Versa to go up. The car will make its public debut at the Miami Auto Show starting this weekend.

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