Oh, So You Guys Have Avril Lavigne AND The Nissan Micra Now

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth
oh so you guys have avril lavigne and the nissan micra now

Multiple sources are reporting that, yesterday in Quebec, Nissan announced the return of its world supermini, the Micra/March, to the Canadian market.

The Micra has been missing from the Great White North for nearly twenty-one years now, but it’s never even been seriously considered for United States release. With the popularity of the Chevrolet Spark in California, perhaps Nissan will reconsider. Two odd notes about what would otherwise be a straightforward introduction:

* The phrase “Japanese quality” was used during the intro but I couldn’t find anything to suggest that the Micra will actually be built in Japan. Surely this would be a bit of a cost issue, as it was for Honda with the Jazz/Fit in Canada before they changed to Chinese sourcing.

* Globally, the Micra uses a 1.2L three-cylinder, but in Canada it will share the Nissan Versa Note’s 1.6L four-banger. Hey! Muscle Mini!

More details as they arrive.

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  • Ern35 Ern35 on Jan 10, 2014

    Please try to be aware of or become so---the province of Quebec in Canada is more 'in tune' with cars, sports, and the arts than any other province in Canada.

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    • JuniperBug JuniperBug on Jan 13, 2014

      "Please try to be aware of or become so—the province of Quebec in Canada is more ‘in tune’ with cars, sports, and the arts than any other province in Canada." Now if they could only become in tune with politics and economics, maybe they could take a look at how Germany does things - keeping their language but acknowledging the power and prosperity that come with also learning and speaking the languages spoken by businesses. It's a shame that most francophone Quebecois don't realize that the ones harmed most by the anti-English policies are themselves. When anglophones have enough of the BS, they can - and have been - just move to another English-speaking province, state, or country. Where will the francophone Quebecois go when there are no jobs left in Quebec? Why did even Parizeau send his kids to English schools?

  • Turboprius Turboprius on Jan 10, 2014

    Come on, Mitsubishi needs to be special with the Mirage. If Nissan sold the Micra, it'd sell well, making Mitsubishi even more depressed. But, why is everyone talking about traveling? I'm fine with the southeast, and as an adult, probably wouldn't want to leave unless a job transfer comes up. Republican, nice climate, good house prices, nice houses, trees, variety of vehicles, and jobs.

    • JuniperBug JuniperBug on Jan 13, 2014

      A life without travel is one which is deprived of a special kind of education. You learn a lot about the world, and the different attitudes and possibilities within it, when you actually go out and see it. If you've never left the southeast, much less the US, there's a whole lot you're missing out on. If you don't go out and visit other places, next thing you know, you'll believe that the US is the most democratic and prosperous nation.

  • 3Deuce27 3Deuce27 on Jan 10, 2014

    Glad too see you posting, Jack. Japanese quality, is carried on a disc or thumb drive and with robotics, can happen anywhere.

  • Servaas Servaas on Jan 11, 2014

    These are all around here (the Netherlands). I must say, I like the looks better than the previous one. According to EU Auto related press, it's supposed to be a good car, too. Now I may be somewhat of an idiot, but I'd love one of these with classy rims, nice leather (or vinyl for that matter), tinted windows, everything electric & automatic, making this mini into a true "supermini". Like Renault did on the "5" with the "baccarat" version, which had plush carpet and all other luxury that was top notch in Europe at that time...

    • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Jan 11, 2014

      Kind of makes you wonder if Nissan will build them in Mexico to Euro-spec and export them from Canada to Europe. Mexico to Canada to Europe might be a funky way to take advantage of the Canada-Eurozone trade agreement without riling up Canada's NAFTA partners.