Nissan will be releasing a new compact sedan and hatchback in the USA targetted at the Scion-buyer market. The hatch version will look much like this Nissan Sports Compact concept. It’s obvious there are alot of Renault-influenced styling cues.

The Nissan Versa will be equipped with a 120hp 1.8 litre four-cylinder engine. This will be mated to a CVT transmission.

The sedan form of the Versa will be a sedan version of the Nissan Tiida compact. Production is expected to begin in 2006.