Nissan is bringing a new Versa sedan to the streets in 2020 (and ditching the hatchback). You might be thinking, “no one is buying sedans, right?” And, you are kind of right: the crossover has usurped the sedan, and small four-door cars have been struggling. That’s why some major players are bowing out. But since that market space is getting smaller, denser and more heated, it makes even more sense to replace a model quickly. Thus, it should be a good time for Nissan to bring a solid value proposition to the table with the new Versa. Nissan brings the Versa up-to-date in its third generation, with sharper styling and better standard tech. What’s different here is that the decision-makers at Nissan managed to give the Versa room to breathe. Instead of being built to its still-low entry-level price, it feels cohesive and well thought out. The styling should be familiar for anyone that’s followed Nissan lately. Upfront, there’s the V-Motion grille, which is flanked by LED headlights on the top-trimmed SR variants, and halogen units on the lower-optioned models. The roof is floating, a la the Nissan Maxima. Aside from the familiar cues, the Versa is 1.6-inches longer, 1.8-inches wider and 2.3-inches lower than the model it’s replacing. The team also worked to reduce the wheel gap — the space between the fender lip and the tire — by almost an inch. Basically, it looks better and more modern.