Nissan has no plans to introduce a conventional MPV into its expanding model line-up.
However, a company spokesperson told Autocar that traditional people carriers struggled to offer the blend of practicality and interest buyers sought.
“Our new X-trail does the job very well,” said the spokesperson. “People love the design and it seats seven.”
Nissan has also played down speculation that its Micra model would be replaced by a new car with a different name when it comes up for renewal in 2016.
“That’s not my understanding,” the spokesperson told Autocar. “Micra remains an integral part of the line-up going forward.”
The Nissan source would not be drawn on whether the next iteration of the Micra would be dramatically different from the current, fourth-generation supermini. Production of the next iteration of the European Micra is set to switch from India to France.