IAB uncovers the new Nissan March, or Micra, front-end

Every once in a while someone in the motoring press has a brilliant idea. And we could not name this Indian Autos Blog initiative anything less than that: they have taken the sole image of the new generation Nissan Micra, or March, and fully revealed it by using the Sway Concept as a model for the missing parts. It is clear that only the brilliant idea could not go very further without a talented artist to make the image above and below.

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It seems pretty legit, especially the small rear-view mirrors, as Nissan normally produces them. The new B-segment hatchback is expected to be around 4 m long, or 17 cm longer than the current March/Micra. There was the expectation that it would reveal the CMF-B platform, but this platform is expected to be revealed by the next generation Juke. Since the March/Micra is being introduced before the crossover, it may as well keep the V platform that already underpins its predecessor and other models, such as the Nissan Kicks.

As IAB remembers, the new Micra will be produced at Flins, a Renault plant near Paris, by the end of the year. Sales will probably start in 2017.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.