The 2021 Nissan Versa has just made its debut at the Canadian International Auto Show, and is set to launch this summer in Canada, after receiving a full redesign – and it is poised to redefine the subcompact car segment!  Keep reading to learn more!


Above:  The 2021 Nissan Versa revealed at the 2020 CIAS.


The 2021 Versa comes loaded with Safety Features, including Nissan Safety Shield 360 – a suite of six driver assist technologies – Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Assist. Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also available!

Entry-level sedans have always been historically very important for Nissan, which is why we are thrilled to bring the all-new Versa to Canada,” says Steve Milette, President of Nissan Canada Inc. “The Versa is now the first impression into the Nissan portfolio. With its expressive design and exciting technology features rarely seen on this segment, the Versa will be a source of pride for customers driving it to work, or for pleasure.”

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Above:  2021 Nissan Versa makes national auto show debut in Toronto.

Exterior Design

Incorporating Nissan key elements, such as the V-Motion Grille, Boomerang-Shaped Headlamps/Taillamps, C- Pillars and Floating Roof, the 2021 Versa is described by designers as “an Energetic, Provocative and Engaging modern compact sedan.”  

This third-generation Versa design is all about the proportion and stance, to the point where we expect people to look at it and say, ‘Wow, is that a Versa?'” said Giovanny Arroba, Program Design Director, Nissan Global Design Center, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “The wheels are pushed out, there’s an imposing grille presence, everything about it says lower, wider, longer.”

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Above:  The 2021 Nissan Versa revealed at the 2020 CIAS.

Interior Design

The 2021 Versa features a spacious interior, combined with signature Nissan design elements including the “Gliding Wing” instrument panel, which feels as though it expands as a “wing-span.”  The interior also uses harmonious materials and fresh colours, creating an aura of open space for the entire cabin. 

Just as the new Versa democratizes the availability of advanced Nissan Intelligent safety features across the sedan lineup, we’ve done the same with design details construction such as the use of daring and bold body surface treatments that are usually found on vehicles one level up,” said Arroba. “The new Versa design is more tailored and matured than you’d expect to find in an entry-level vehicle.”


The next generation 2021 Versa comes equipped with a fuel efficient, 1.6-Litre 4-Cylinder Engine, offering 122-horsepower and a 114 lb-ft of torque, paired to an (enhanced) Xtronic Transmission or a 5-Speed Manual.  “As other nameplates exit the field, we see a real opportunity to build our segment market share and nurture this crucial group of new-car buyers. More importantly, the new dramatic Nissan Versa design and jam packed list of features will ensure that customers feel confident they made no compromises in that first purchase,” says Milette.

If you would like more information on the 2021 Versa, then please come by and visit us at our Guelph Nissan Dealership, where one of our very experienced Sales & Leasing Consultants will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have!  Alternatively, please feel free to browse our Guelph Nissan Website and check out our New Nissan Online Inventory!  Please be sure to keep checking back with us though, as we expect our 2021 Versa’s to arrive late this summer.    

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