2016 Nissan Micra will be suited to European market – Report
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Would be unveiled towards the end of this year.
The 2016 Nissan Micra has been caught testing and is slated to debut in the second half of the year. Now Autocar UK reports that the 82,000 units of the car will be made in the first year at the European plant.
The design of the new Micra, evident despite the camouflage, is inspired by the Nissan Sway concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The test mule is characterised by a narrow snout, sharp creases along the side panels, a sloping roofline, a rear spoiler, rear door handles integrated into the C-pillars.
The 2016 Nissan Micra will be underpinned by the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF platform. For European markets the new Micra will be produced at Renault’s Flins near Paris and the Indian version will be manufactured at RNA’s Chennai plant, with exports to neighbouring markets. The Flins plant currently produces the Clio and Zoe.
Phillippe Klein, Nissan’s Chief Planning Officer has talked about the company’s plan to better compete in the UK’s highly competitive supermini market, saying “My feeling is that a world car that isn’t suited to local conditions is a problem. We will make sure we are competitive where we want to compete.”
Nissan Sway Concept – Image Gallery
[Spyshots: Autocar UK]