Nissan versa sketch

Nissan has hinted in the past that it plans to show a new small car at this year's New York Auto Show, and the folks at Inside Line now say that new vehicle will be the 2012 Versa. The next Versa will reportedly be based off of a new global B platform that already underpins the Nissan Sunny (pictured, right) and the Micra. The updated Versa will reportedly shrink a bit compared to the current model, and it will continue to slot below the Sentra in terms of price.

The Japanese automaker released a sketch of the next-generation model back in October, giving us an idea of what the Versa will look like. We're hoping the new Versa will once again be available in both sedan and hatchback variants, and it wouldn't hurt for fuel economy numbers to offer powertrain enhancements compared to the model that's currently on sale. Stay tuned.

[Source: Inside Line]