New electric sports car concept for Geneva; Nissan reveals Micra 'Limited Edition'; Renault-Nissan targets cost savings; new Renault concept
Darren Moss
31 January 2014

A new four-seat electric sports car concept from Liechtenstein-based R&D firm nanoFlowcell AG will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Named the Quant e-Sportlimousine, the 5.25-metre concept features an electric powertrain and a new battery storage technology that the firm has named after itself.

Nissan has launched a new 'Limited Edition' variant of the Micra. Limited Edition models come with a contrasting colour roof, new side sills, a chromed exhaust tip and new badging. Inside, the car gets contrasting colour trim. The Micra Limited Edition is on sale now, priced from £12,300.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance plans to make £3.5 billion in cost savings by 2016. The Alliance is planning to merge its respective research and development divisions as part of that plan, with development focusing on new applications for the Common Module Family platform as well as shared powertrains.

Renault will launch a new concept car at the Delhi motor show next week. The model, which Renault says “embodies the brand’s ambitions for new markets”, will be aimed directly at buyers in India.

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Nissan Micra
Its ambition is to be a world player, so will it show world-class ability?

The Nissan Micra is a supermini offering low running costs but in most other areas is below the class average

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31 January 2014
"The Renault-Nissan Alliance plans to make £3.5 billion in cost savings by 2016. The Alliance is planning to merge its respective research and development divisions as part of that plan, with development focusing on new applications for the Common Module Family platform as well as shared powertrains".

Oh dear . . . . !!

31 January 2014
"Limited Edition" presumably because the chances of a queue forming to pay that amount for a Micra are slight.

31 January 2014
It seems like Tesla is about to have serious competition from this hitherto unknown Liechtenstein-based company

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Our Verdict

Nissan Micra
Its ambition is to be a world player, so will it show world-class ability?

The Nissan Micra is a supermini offering low running costs but in most other areas is below the class average

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Driven this week