Nissan’s Micra subcompact may not be sold in North America, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t global. The next-generation Micra, previewed by these sketches, will be sold in no fewer than 150 countries.
These sketches show a Micra looking rather toned and rakish, a stark contrast to the current car’s cute-as-a-button design ethic. The result is rather attractive, and still somewhat quirky.
Nissan plans on launching the Micra in Thailand next March, and will eventually do the same in Europe in the fall of 2010. Although the car has long been built in England for European consumption, it is rumored the car will be built instead in India, allowing the British facility to assemble the Nissan Leaf EV.
We may see the new Micra in person later this month at the 2009 Tokyo motor show. If so, we’ll bring you live photographs of the car. Stay tuned to Automobile Magazine for all the latest news from the Tokyo show.