Nissan planning new MPV and compact saloon based on Micra

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 23, 2010

Finally, new information has been released about the new compact saloon and MPV that will be spun off from the new Nissan Micra's small-car platform.

The design is named the ‘V’ platform (which stands for versatility) and it’s meant to adapt the structure for various body styles.

Nissan expects that this new building block will later on produce a million vehicles annually. The small, four-door saloon in 2011 will be the first to arrive.

The saloon was designed primarily for sale in Asia. However, it’s likely to be offered in the UK as well, despite these small, three-box models not being as popular there.

The MPV will be offered in 2012 and is sure to arrive in UK shores where it might replace the Note.

Sources say that this model will be made more compact but will still have the same interior space. This is claimed to be due to the improved space efficiency offered by the V platform.

It also helps that it is equipped with a more compactly packaged fuel tank and a pedal-box located nearer to the car’s nose. [via autocar]

Topics: nissan, nissan micra, mpv

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