Ford and General Motors are not the only automakers axing passenger car models from their lineup. Nissan has confirmed it is ending production of its Versa Note hatchback as early as this month. Despite the death of the hatchback, the sedan version of the Nissan Versa will remain in production.
News of the Versa Note’s death comes from CarsDirect who first reported the car could be phased out awhile back. Since then Nissan has provided the news outlet confirmation. Nissan’s confirmation came with a side note that the redesigned 2020 Nissan Versa sedan will be revealed on April 12th at the Tortuga Music Festival.
Given Nissan’s intense focus with its SUV lineup and the sales success of the Rogue and Kicks lineups, it comes as little surprise the automaker has decided to axe the Versa Note. Versa sales, like most compact cars, have dipped in double-digits over the last couple of years; a sales gap more than made up by the Rogue.
Expect more news on the 2020 Versa on Friday after its reveal. Those aspiring to purchase a Versa Note should probably head to dealership quickly because there’s fewer than 300 of them left.