IAB Exclusive- Nissan to do a Honda City killer

02/01/2009 - 19:04 | ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   | Harish Kumar

Nissan Versa Sedan

We have got news that Nissan is developing an all new sedan for developing markets like India, China and Asean markets. This will slot in the B-segment competing with cars like the Honda City, Toyota Vios (still not reached India), Ford Fiesta etc.

The sedan will share its A-platform with the upcoming Nissan Micra/March. It has been codenamed L02B. We had earlier carried an article on the Renault Thalia/Symbol which is also expected in India around the same time. The possibilities are that this might be its sister car considering the two companies come under the Renault-Nissan alliance.

Expect the Nissan sedan to slot in above the Logan and compete directly with the Symbol/Thalia and take the fight to the competition. Also expect it to come at a reasonable price as it will be locally produced at their local plant near  the city of Chennai. Stay tuned to IAB for more updates about this anticipated competitor.

IAB comment- We say bring it on Nissan. The pedigree of the GT-R and the 370Z will add to yout bling factor. Not to forget the Teanna and the X-Trail which are promising vehicles. This might just be Nissan's ticket to conquer the mass market after the March/Micra.

Pictured Above- Nissan Versa Sedan, a low cost example in the U.S.

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