Nissan Micra at Geneva Shows March Eco Car
Nissan has taken the covers off the all-new Nissan Micra at the Geneva motor show, and now that we can see what it looks like, I can't imagine there being a lot less interest in it. The only possible way this car could be a success is if it's insanely cheap.
This car lacks any sort of identity. It's a bit like some of the really poor Chinese offerings. But there are some positive things to note about it. One is that, it will be produced in Thailand under the Eco-Car scheme, and as such should be quite cheap in Thailand. However, unless it undercuts Mazda2, Ford Fiesta, Honda Jazz, and Toyota Yaris by a wide margin, it is hard to imagine many people being attracted to this car.
This one will definitely be the sort of car that will be bought purely for function. And while that's all well and good, and actually something that we should probably think of as being commendable in a marketing driven industry where sexy sells, Nissan might end up wishing they had taken a few risks in the styling department.
But, the Engine could be good! It's a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder that develops 80HP. And while that might not sound all that exciting, it will sip fuel. There is also a turbo charged version that produces a very healthy 98HP. Hopefully that's the one that we get in Thailand. Or perhaps we'll get both!
The Micra will be shown in Thailand later this month and may well be called the March in Thailand, as is the case for the Japanese market.
I guess I was just hoping that the Eco-Cars would have a bit of cool to them. This Nissan would suggest not.
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