Oh, So You Guys Have Avril Lavigne AND The Nissan Micra Now
January 10th, 2014 1:41 PM Share
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.
Published January 10th, 2014 1:41 PM
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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.
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.
Glad too see you posting, Jack. Japanese quality, is carried on a disc or thumb drive and with robotics, can happen anywhere.
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...