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Nissan Introduces Nismo Micra Concept

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On: Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:26PM | By: Chris Weiss


Nissan Introduces Nismo Micra Concept

Look quickly at the car above and you might think you're looking at the Juke Nismo concept from last month's Tokyo Motor Show. However, it's January not December; it's the Tokyo Auto Salon not the Tokyo Motor Show; and it's a new Nismo Micra concept not the Nismo Juke.

Nissan appears to be quite serious about putting that new headquarters to work and letting Nismo build more models. Within a little over a month, we've seen a Juke Nismo, Leaf Nismo and now a Micra Nismo. Soon, we'll stop asking which Nissan models will get Nismo versions and start asking which Nissan models won't be wrung through Nismo's Yokohama plant.

The Micra concept shares the pearl white and red exterior with the Juke Nismo. It also gets a race-inspired body kit with new front bumper fascia, side skirts, roof spoiler and rear bumper fascia with diffuser. The inside gets new seats and steering wheel.

The Micra doesn't get any engine work but does benefit from tuned suspension, alloy wheels and high-performance tires.

If Nismo's recent concepts show us one thing, it's that Nissan definitely wants Nismo to move beyond high-end models in its tuning. We've now seen Nismo's take on a small crossover, electric car and minicar. That's about as far from high-end models like the Z and GT-R as you can get.

It's not clear if any of the concepts will make it to production, but given the surge of concepts over the few months, it seems like Nissan is testing the waters and watching reactions closely to see which models might be worth pursuing.


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Stephy21 | 9:43AM (Thu, Jan 19, 2012)

I hope that Nissan does go threw with making these Nismo cars it would be a great change for their line up.


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Sami18 | 9:59AM (Thu, Jan 19, 2012)

I think this Nismo thing Nissan has going on is great i really like the cars.


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DipStick | 3:05PM (Thu, Jan 19, 2012)

it looks very similar to the Fiat 500...



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