The Nissan Tiida (known as the Versa in the United States) was introduced in 2004 by Nissan to replace the Nissan Sentra as the primary compact car produced by Nissan. The first generation was released as a sedan as well as a hatchback and ran from 2004 - 2011. The Tiida received a facelift and the second generation of the cars has been going strong since 2011. Nissan has also recently decided to re-brand the Tiida back to the Pulsar in Australia, due to the recognition that Pulsars received in Australia as opposed to the rest of the world.
The Tiida is larger than the Nissan Micra, with a much larger engine of either 1.6 litre or 1.8 litres depending on the trim level. The car comes in several trim and style levels that determine both the specifications of the car (sedan or hatchback), engine size and additional features.
As with most new hatchbacks, the Nissan Tiida comes standard with a number of modern conveniences including air-con, power steering, Bluetooth connectivity, and cruise control and safety features such as ABS. Higher trim models include optional extras including satellite navigation, xenon lights and a reverse camera to ensure that you never dent your new Tiida.
The drive of the Tiida is surprisingly pleasant, with the car gladly responding to the driver. The response is nippy and the car handles equally both in the city and on highways, and offers great fuel economy to boot.