Nissan has changed the looks of its subcompact 2023 Versa sedan. Though the 3rd quarter of this year witnessed a significant drop in its sale, Nissan isn’t getting rid of the sedan model. Instead, unlike many current automakers, the company has revamped the tiny sedan’s design for the upcoming 2023 model year. This updated version of the Nissan Versa comes up with more standard features and a revised front end.
The new grille of the Nissan Versa 2023 is the most noticeable change in the car. It features a black hexagonal piece, which is crammed with a flowing column of rectangular trim pieces in silver. This refreshed new grille showcases the car’s structure beautifully, with the silver trim accents glamming up the main blacked-out element. An updated logo of the brand now adorns the model. The Versa SR features a new 17-inch wheel design. Both the SV and SR models come in a new Gray Sky Pearl paint.
The base S trim of the car now offers both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay included in the new optional S Plus package. The space also contains a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. In its 2023 version, the Nissan Versa SV gains a wireless charging pad, and a center console with an armrest, all in a new shade of interior color. The standard 7-inch touchscreen can be upgraded now to an 8-inch one by simply picking the SR model. This one also adds adaptive cruise control, automatic climate control, and a WiFi hotspot.
The updated Nissan Versa still packs a range of standard-level safety features, including lane departure warning, rear automatic braking, and automatic emergency braking. A 122 hp 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine still delivers the power like the old model. It’s routed through a five-speed manual or a CVT, but the stick shift is featured only in the base S model.
Exploring the Sustainability of the New Polestar Precept from Volvo
Polestar is Volvo’s electric-powered performance and sustainable technology brand, and they recently unveiled the new Polestar Precept concept. For those interested in taking a further look into the sustainability of the new vehicle and the concept as a whole, keep reading.
The Polestar Precept was originally going to be revealed at the Geneva Autoshow, before it was unfortunately canceled. It is low-hung, has four-seats, and four-doors and it resembles a Swedish version of the Porsche Taycan.
Sustainability and Performance
There are no details on what will power the Precept concept, but so far we know that its architecture will be built based on the new SPA2 vehicle. It will be incorporating a large under-floor battery back and have electric drive motors at both the front and rear axles. There would also be room for a configuration to fit under the Precept’s surface.
The Polestar design chief, Max Missoni, said that it’s time to show just how pure, progressive, and sustainable they want the vehicle to look when compared to the Volvo lineup. Sustainability is important and so is its appearance.
A Modern Design
There is a panoramic glass roof and no rear windows on the Precept. Missoni and his team rely on rear cameras to improve visibility while maximizing the aerodynamic efficiency. Android powers the Precept’s user interface and it builds on the car’s collaboration with Google. The system is designed to recognize the driver as they approach through the settings and person content on Polestar’s digital key.
The vehicle has a large portrait-oriented 15-inch touch screen in the center of the console along with a 12.5-inch driver display. There are eye-tracking monitors in the system so the information can adjust to where the driver is looking. The information will appear smaller and more detailed when the driver is looking at the display and larger and brighter while only showing vital information when the driver has their eyes on the road.
The sustainability and performance of the Polestar Precept were definitely put to the test by the Volvo brand.