• Jun 8th 2006 at 11:02AM
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As part of the partnership agreement between Nissan and Suzuki that we reported a few days ago, a Nissan Motor spokesperson in the U.K. has confirmed that Suzuki will build a new city car for Nissan to sell in Europe.
Scheduled for a 2007 launch, the city car will reportedly be an all-new model. The closest thing to a Suzuki city car so far seen in Europe is the Wagon R+, a chunky, 1.3-liter people mover (also sold as the Opel/Vauxhall Agila) that apparently has built something of a cult following.

Autoblog's vote for Nissan's new city car? The Suzuki LC concept car from the last Tokyo Auto Show (pictured).

[Source: Verdict on Cars, Suzuki Motor]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Which came first--this car or the movie "Cars?"

      Cars should be fun and this one definitely is.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Re: #12
      Toyota recently announced that future generations of the Prius will attain the vaunted 100MPG mark. And that is supposed to be the NEAR future as well, whatever that really means!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Isn't this Mr Incredible's car?
      • 9 Years Ago
      That car is adorable. I would drive it. I might have to paint my face white, wear a red nose and some oversized shoes, but it'd be worth it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I love it! This city car reminds me of the British Ford Anglia of the late fifties. That car had a sidevalve motor and rod actuated brakes.
      Incidentally, would sidevalve motors be competitive using today's improvements in engine controls?
      The benefits of sidevalves would be simplicity, small size, and low emissions due to their low compression ratios.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I would rock the pictured car!
      • 9 Years Ago
      That thing is so homely that it's cute!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Interesting blend of retro and Pixar.

      City cars should definately be fun, and love it or hate it, at least this one is fun.
      • 9 Years Ago
      P.L, the current prius is rated at 78mpg in japan with the next one estimated to get 94mpg (113mpg in the UK). A solid increase but not nearly double. Calling it the 100mpg prius is a bit deceptive and depends on how it is measured across different regions that use different methods for estimating milaege.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yes, I am an un-American heretic for suggesting such a thing, but that car should really be sold in the States. Price it starting at around $12,000 and market it as a high-mileage, two-person commuter with a high-performance sport version nearing $18,000 and Suzuki could (finally) have a winner.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The Prius gets 100+MPG? That's news to me.
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