Entry-level sedan is now much more pleasant to look at, and has a more up-to-date roster of tech and safety features.

The Nissan Versa has been revealed at the Tortuga Music Festival ahead the 2019 New York motor show.

At the very least, the new Versa is a huge aesthetic improvement over the previous model, which was sold as the Almera in Australia.

The new model's design successfully avoids making the car's boot look like an afterthought.

In terms of styling elements, the new Versa is heavily inspired by the latest Altima sedan, with both vehicles featuring similar sharply creased lights, the company's V-motion grille, and partially blacked out C-pillars for a floating roof look.

Nissan says the new Versa is longer, wider and lower than the outgoing model, but has yet to provide the car's dimensions.

For the US, the Versa will be available solely with a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 91kW of power and 155Nm of torque. This naturally-aspirated motor can be paired with either a five-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission.

Available features include keyless entry, push-button start, heated front seats, climate control, power windows, and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Front and rear autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams are fitted as standard across the range.

Optional safety items include blind spot monitoring, driver alertness monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Australia

The Versa goes on sale in the US during the northern summer.

According to Nissan Australia "there are no current plans to bring Versa to Australia".