As the international auto show season begins, Nissan has gone sketch happy, teasing us with drawings of cars that might be unveiled. A few weeks ago we had the Infiniti electric vehicle, and today we get the next generation of the Nissan Versa.
Nissan's least expensive vehicle, the current Versa has a frumpy design; it's a high cab built for practicality and comfort.
The sketch shows a car with contour lines down the sides and a gracefully sloping roof reminiscent of Hyundai's new Sonata. The grille shows a tighter trapezoidal shape than on the current Versa or Sentra. And, of course, it has giant wheels that probably wouldn't not be offered on a production vehicle.
The headlights do not show the kind of bulbous shape seen on the Leaf electric car and thought to be a new part of Nissan's design language. The sketch also shows a coupe, which is not a style available for the current Versa.