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.
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.