Nissan releases sketch of new Versa

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Nissan has released a sketch of its next-generation Nissan Versa it will be selling Canada.

The model, packing a sleeker and more sculpted look than the current model, will be unveiled at the 8th China International Automobile Exhibition in December.

As of the end of September, Nissan has sold 13,472 Versas year-to-date in Canada. That is a drop of 13 per cent over the same period in 2009.

Despite the slip in sales, 2010 figures are strong enough to put the Versa in second place among subcompact volume sales trailing only the Hyundai Accent.

Nissan Canada representatives have not confirmed exactly when it will go on sale in Canada, but sources say the U.S. will see the new Versa sometime in 2012.