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Renderings show Nissan supermini will be toned down

The next Nissan Micra will not be as visually exciting as recent design sketches suggest, according to a new set of images.

Revealed earlier this month, renderings of the new Micra showed a sporty, sculpted design.

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But new images, said to be leaked official drawings, show the car to have conventional proportions much more in keeping with the shape of the current car.

The front of the car has elements of BMW’s Mini to it, although from the A-pillar back it is clearly a Micra.The new supermini will be based off a 'new platform' specifically designed for compact cars, according to Nissan insiders.

Dubbed a “global compact car” by Nissan, the vehicle will be sold in over 150 countriies around the world, and could get a different name, which will be revealed at a later date.

Five countries are earmarked to produce the car: India, Thailand, China and two undisclosed locations, expected to be in Asia. Production at the Sunderland plant will switch to building the new Qazana and possibly the recently revealed electric Leaf.

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VX220EDDIE 19 October 2009

Re: New Micra designs leak out

lol im sure vauxhall ford and vw are really worried about this news of this car P

Zeddy 19 October 2009

Re: New Micra designs leak out

00se7en wrote:
Had one of the current-shape as a courtesy car and bits of trim were already falling off at just 12 months old, and felt considerably cheaper.

Thank Renault for that.

The "new" model picture?


esreveRnIefiL 19 October 2009

Re: New Micra designs leak out

Crikey, viewed in profile it looks like someone's stuck the Almera on a boil wash!