Canada May Get New Nissan Micra
October 1st, 2013 9:33 PM Share
Canada’s affinity for small cars may result in it getting yet another exclusive product that won’t be offered to Americans. In addition to the Toyota Echo hatchback, Acura EL and Mercedes-Benz B-Class, the Nissan Micra may be sold in Canada.
A report by AutoGuide claims that Canadian dealers have been presented with the Nissan Micra alongside the revised Rogue. Powered by a 1.2L supercharged engine making 97 horsepower, the diminutive hatchback would compete against the Mitsubishi Mirage and Chevrolet Spark in the nascent A-segment space. But America won’t be getting it, according to Nissan sources. The Versa is considered small enough for American buyers, though evidently Canadians are more willing to consider a smaller vehicle.
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Published October 2nd, 2013 7:00 AM
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Can we do something about the duplicates of the "Be sociable, share!" nonsense buttons? There are two sets of them and they're too big.
The only reason we got the Acura EL was from the days when the EL was the same as the civic. Since we couldn't get the top of the line Civic EX-L, this was suppposed to fill the niche. Or maybe the other way around, Acura wanted a small car offering so they turned the Civic EX-L into an Acura. I'm not sure which came first. Anyway, there's lots of small volume models much more exciting than the Toyota Echo that we didn't get in Canada that were only in the US, so don't complain. For that matter, there are plenty of imports that would sell well in Canada that we don't get becuase they would never sell in the US. So there you go.
If they sell it in canada, I say about 65% of the sales will be in Quebec. We are already flooded with yaris/echos. The Quebec market loves small cars
I can see Micra already on Autoshare/Zip stands. Cute may steal from Versa only.