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2008 Nissan Versa Hatchback

2008 Nissan Versa Press Kit: At a Glance

The 2008 Nissan Versa represents a dynamic alternative to current entry-level hatchbacks and sedans. Built on Nissan’s proven B-platform, the stylish Versa offers a spacious cabin with best-in-class head and rear leg room, a high quality interior and a comfortable, stress-free environment. Every 2008 Versa is powered by a standard 122-horsepower 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a choice of three transmissions, including Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) that provides smooth shifting and enhanced fuel efficiency.

The front-wheel drive Versa is available in two body styles, a 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan, and each in two well-equipped models, S and SL. Both Versa Hatchback and Versa Sedan models are offered with a long list of standard and available equipment, including available Intelligent Key, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, satellite radio and an audio system with Clarion speakers and Rockford Fosgate-powered subwoofer.

For 2008, a Sport Package is now offered on Versa Sedan SL models (previously available on Versa Hatchback SL) – with rear spoiler (roof-mounted for Hatchback, decklid-mounted for Sedan), lower body side sill extensions, unique front and rear fascia (Hatchback) and chin spoiler (Sedan) and fog lights –. Cruise control is also now available for Versa S models.

Highlights of the 2008 Nissan Versa include:

  • Long wheelbase (102.4 inches), short front and rear overhangs
  • Body color front and rear bumpers, large headlights, Nissan signature grille
  • 0.31 coefficient of drag
  • Body color dual remote-controlled outside mirrors
  • Sport Package now available on both Versa Sedan and Hatchback SL models
Engine and Driveline
  • 122-horsepower 16-valve 1.8-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, producing 127 lb-ft of torque
  • Available Nissan Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) (SL models)
  • Available 4-speed electronically controlled automatic with overdrive (S models)
  • Standard 6-speed manual
  • Front engine/front-wheel drive
  • Nissan “B“ platform
Suspension, Steering and Braking
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • Front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric power steering
  • Standard 15-inch wheels with P185/65HR15 tires
  • Available 15-inch 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Power-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes with available Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
Interior Features
  • Roomy, high quality interior with 72.3-inch cabin length (Hatchback)
  • Large interior volume – 94.7-cubic feet Hatchback (without moonroof); 94.3-cubic feet Sedan (without moonroof)
  • Extensive use of soft-touch materials
  • Large, comfortable seating
  • Available Intelligent Key, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Available XM satellite radio
  • Available Clarion speakers with Rockford Fosgate-powered subwoofer
Safety and Security
  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags and front seat side-impact supplemental air bags for chest protection)
  • Available roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags for front and rear outboard occupant head protection
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system
  • Child safety rear door locks, child seat upper tether anchors
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Models and Manufacturing
  • Offered in four well-equipped models: Versa Sedan and Hatchback, each in S or SL trims
  • Assembled by Nissan Mexicana SA de CV (NMEX-DF), Aguascalientes, Mexico

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