Nissan confirms line-up for Geneva motor show; new Micra keeps its name
2 March 2010

The new Nissan Micra will retain its name, autocar.co.uk has learned.

The car is still officially being referred to by Nissan as the "all-new Global Compact Car", but company sources have told autocar.co.uk that it will continue to be called the Nissan Micra or Nissan March according to which market it is sold in.

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In addition, the company has confirmed that the Nissan Juke, Nissan Leaf, updated Nissan Qashqai, refreshed Nissan Pathfinder and Navara and the Nissan 370Z Roadster will be on display.

The first versions of the new 'Micra' supermini are likely to hit the road in May in India, where the car is being built at all-new factory based in Chenai.

A year later a saloon version is set to be launched, although it’s unlikely to make it to the UK. In addition, a mini-MPV sharing many of the same mechanicals and built on the new V (versatile) platform will appear in 2012.

More controversially company insiders have indicated to Autocar that the next generation Renault Clio, also set to be based on the V-platform, could end up being built in India too.

This is a move that’s set to upset fiercely patriotic French buyers.

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16 February 2010

I don't like this actual version, and I told my friends, many years ago, that they had a clear Fiat 600D inspiration when they designed Nissan Micra. This new Micra seems to be interesting alternative to some European cars from B segment.

16 February 2010

Previously it has been reported that Renault had no interest at all in the V platform. Perhaps it's too cheap for them?

1 March 2010

I'm looking forward to seeing the new Micra. I've a feeling it won't be quite as adventurous as the previous version was... I think it still looks fresh even today.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

2 March 2010

All they need to do is make a decent quality interior, the seats in the current micra are dreadfull, they are so flimsy and support nothing.

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