2013 Nissan Sunny sedan priced higher than 2012 model in the US: New 4 speed auto now on offer

Nissan Sunny of India is known as Versa in the US auto industry. Japanese car maker, Nissan has announced price of their 2013 Sunny sedan. According…

Nissan Sunny of India is known as Versa in the US auto industry. Japanese car maker, Nissan has announced price of their 2013 Sunny sedan. According to the new price structure, 2013 Sunny gets expensive by $1,000 (INR 55,115) compared to the 2012 model, and excluding the $790 (INR 43,540) destination charges.

Nissan launched the 2012 Sunny in the US last year with a starting price of $10,990. Nissan has now announced that the base model of Sunny in the US will cost $11,990 (INR 6.61 lakhs) for the base 1.6L S MT model. In all, five variants of the 2013 Sunny are on offer, Sunny S MT, Sunny S 4AT, Sunny S Plus CVT, Sunny SV CVT, and Sunny SL CVT.

All these five variants are powered by 1.6L HR16DE petrol engine generating 108 ho and 107 lb-ft torque and are priced between $11,990 and $16,590 (INR 9.14 lakhs), excluding destination charges of $790. Apart from the price increase, the new version of Sunny also offers a better mileage (40 mpg) than its outgoing variant (38 mpg).

Nissan India is scheduled to launch the 2013 Sunny next year. In India, Nissan Sunny is offered with 1.5L engines in petrol and diesel options with a price range of INR 5.93 lakhs to INR 8.93 lakhs. Only once the 2013 Sunny is launched in India we will get to know whether the Japanese car maker applies a $1,000 price increase to the Indian car market as well. For more information, scroll down.

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Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing For 2013 Versa Sedan
– Well-Equipped Versa Sedan S Delivers Lowest M.S.R.P. in America at $11,990 –

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – For the second year in a row the Nissan Versa Sedan offers the lowest starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (M.S.R.P.*) in America**. With a starting price of just $11,990, the 2013 Nissan Versa Sedan S not only provides exceptional value, it also offers a range of popular features including standard 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with dual injector system and twin Continuously Variable Timing Control (CVTC), 5-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, and AM/FM/CD/Aux-in audio system.

All 2013 Versa Sedan models equipped with the Xtronic CVT® transmission now achieve fuel economy of 40 miles per gallon Highway (versus the previous 38 mpg Highway). Helping to achieve the two extra miles per gallon are new low-rolling resistance tires, new air intake guide, new rear spoiler and rear wheel and underbody air deflectors. Among the other enhancements for the 2013 model year is the addition of a new Versa Sedan 1.6 S AT model with 4-speed automatic transmission and a new Versa Sedan S Plus model, which includes Xtronic CVT®, cruise control, silver steering wheel accents and two additional rear speakers.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2013 Nissan Versa Sedan models include:

Model/Engine/Transmission  
Versa Sedan 1.6 S 5MT $11,990 USD
Versa Sedan 1.6 S 4AT $12,990 USD
Versa Sedan 1.6 S Plus CVT $13,690 USD
Versa Sedan 1.6 SV CVT $14,990 USD
Versa Sedan1.6 SL CVT $16,590 USD

The 2013 Versa Sedan is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

About the 2013 Nissan Versa Sedan
The second-generation Nissan Versa Sedan, introduced just last year, is designed to redefine entry-level car value. It combines a sophisticated exterior design, a well-appointed interior and exceptional room for five adults – including more rear legroom than many mid-size sedans.

Key enhancements for the 2013 model year are lead by the addition of a new Versa Sedan 1.6 S AT model with 4-speed automatic transmission and an increase in fuel economy to 40 miles per gallon Highway (from 38 mpg) for all CVT-equipped models (S Plus CVT, SV, SL). Other changes for 2013 include the addition of the previous Cruise Control Package content to the Versa Sedan S CVT model, which is now renamed the Versa Sedan S Plus CVT; the SV Convenience Package adds a 60/40-split rear seat; the SL Tech Package adds RearView Monitor; CVT-equipped models add a standard rear spoiler; SV models add cloth door trim, chrome interior door handles, driver’s seat armrest and painted shift knob; SL models add Nissan Intelligent Key™, remote key fob trunk release and driver’s seat armrest; and S models add a standard trunk light. Sunvisor extensions are added to all models.

The 2013 Nissan Versa Sedan is built on Nissan’s front-wheel drive global “V” platform. The standard second-generation 1.6-liter HR16DE 4-cylinder engine includes a range of cutting-edge technologies, such a dual fuel injector system and a twin Continuously Variable Timing Control (CVTC) system similar to the system used on the flagship Nissan Maxima. The engine is rated at 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque.

The available next-generation Xtronic CVT® transmission utilizes an auxiliary gearbox using planetary gearing, helping enhance efficiency. It also features a transmission ratio of 7.3:1, which is broader than those of conventional CVTs and even typical 7-speed automatic transmissions. Fuel economy is rated at 31 mpg City, 40 mpg Highway and 35 mpg Combined with the CVT transmission; 27/36/30 mpg with the 5-speed manual transmission; and 26/35/30 mpg with the 4-speed automatic transmission.

Every 2013 Versa Sedan also offers an exterior design that is both sophisticated and aerodynamic, along with an open, airy, high-quality interior with 60/40-split fold-down rear seat and Fine Vision instrumentation.

Versa Sedan’s long list of available equipment includes available Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and an in-dash 5-inch touch screen navigation system with NavTraffic (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and USB input for iPod® and other compatible devices.

Versa Sedan is available in four models – 1.6 S (5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic), 1.6 S Plus CVT, 1.6 SV (CVT) and 1.6 SL (CVT). Along with the long list of standard equipment for each trim level, packaging has been simplified to make the shopping experience easier for customers. Among the available 2013 Versa Sedan optional equipment packages are a Convenience Package (1.6 SV) and Tech Package (1.6 SL).

The Nissan Versa is also available in a 5-door Versa Hatchback version.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.

More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.6 million vehicles in 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.

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