Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Nissan Goes Sub-Versa(ve)

Nissan continues to go small. At the Tokyo Motor Show (currently underway) Nissan has revealed that the next generation of its micro-car (Nissan Micra) will be sold here in the U.S. beginning in 2011 or 2012. The initial design sketch above does not show just how small this vehicle will be as in fact it will come up some two feet shorter than a Versa. By the time it comes out a Versa will likely be prices around $15K so still expect to pay around $10K for this little runabout. As I have stated appears that Nissan is pegging its entire future on small, urban, alternative fueled vehicles. Nothing that Nissan is introducing or has in concept stages is a larger sedan, van, performance vehicle or truck/SUV. They are certainly putting their eggs all in one basket.

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