This is what the new Nissan Versa, or Almera, could look like, according to Theophilus Chin

When the new Nissan Micra was introduced at the Paris Motor Show, most markets in which it is sold, including the ones in which it is called March, are eager to have it. As well as its sedan version, known as Versa or Almera, depending on the country. But the sedan has not been presented so far. The designer Theophilus Chin has solved this for us, creating a suggestion of what the new Versa (or Almera) could look like. If Nissan follows his suggestion, the car will be gorgeous.

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Both the current Micra and the Versa are built over the V platform. Since the 5th generation Micra is also built over this structure, we can suppose the new Versa will also use it. In its last incarnation, the Versa/Almera was entirely different from its hatchback, something that could perfectly happen now, but Nissan would better not ditch this beatiful basis for something else.

The new Micra is 4 m long, 1.74 m wide, 1.46 m tall and it has a 2.53 m wheelbase. The Versa/Almera will probably have a bigger wheelbase, such as the current sedan, with its 2.60 m wheelbase. If the B-segment hatchback already has the impressive drag coefficient of 0.29, we can expect it to be even better on the sedan. The engines announced at the presentation of the Micra are the 0.9-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged HR09DET, the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder BR10DE, both of them running on petrol, and the 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel K9K. The HR09DET produces 66 kW and 140 Nm, while the BR10DE delivers 54 kW and 95 Nm. Regarding the diesel option, the K9K generates the same 66 kW of the HR09DET, but 220 Nm. All derivatives come with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them two SAE Journalism Awards. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.