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Design theme of Nissan's next supermini will be a reaction to the low impact of the current Micra

The design theme of the next-generation Nissan Micra will be changed as Nissan reacts to the low impact made by the current global model in Europe.

“We are adjusting the Micra for the next model; we were drifting, and now we’ll counter-steer,” said design boss Shiro Nakamura.

“Excitement, substance and agility” will feature in the design of future Nissans, he added. These qualities will be combined with the above-average roominess of today’s models, a task that Nakamura admits will be “challenging”.

However, Nakamura believes that the Nissan Qashqai and the Nissan Juke show the way ahead.

“They are already sporty and have a nice stance,” he said. “Over the next few years, Nissans will have a more consistent look.”

But Nakamura also admitted that Nissan’s diversified range, from the Micra to the Titan pick-up truck, “is in some ways a strength, but also a challenge”.

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Fidji6 23 July 2012

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Maybe we'll get a great new supermini that will use the current Micra's excellent DiG-S engine.

I wonder if there will be hints of the Juke in the styling of the replacement.

Flatus senex 24 July 2012

Fidji6 wrote:   I wonder if

Fidji6 wrote:

 

I wonder if there will be hints of the Juke in the styling of the replacement.

Hopefully not.

BriMarsh 23 July 2012

Perhaps then...

...as there is another story on Autocar at the moment regarding Nissan dropping the V6 from the 370z replacement, perhaps it could find a home in the new Micra?

RobotBoogie 23 July 2012

More exciting? I don't think

More exciting?

I don't think I could stand it.