• Nov 11th 2009 at 6:01PM
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Images of the next generation Nissan Micra have plopped onto the interwebs, and they have brought with them a revelation we are a little ashamed to have come to so late. First, let us say that we really, really dig the Nissan Micra as it is. Sure, we delight most in its hardcore version, but even the gutless four-door variants have that design going for them: the Micra is wonderfully visually compelling.
The revelation is this: when it comes to Nissan, the phrase "This car is coming to the U.S." looks to actually mean "a bloated kind of melty looking version of this car is coming to the U.S." We saw it first with the Cube, and the same sort of globular travesty has apparently been perpetrated on the Micra. Forget the oh-so-sexy sketch from a month ago. If this is the car we're getting, look for the Micra with its thumb stuck its thumb in its grille and puffed-out cheeks.

When the new Micra bows as a 2011 model, it will reportedly be built in four-door, five-door, and MPV flavors, all of which will supposedly be powered by a three-cylinder engine. What isn't clear, however, is which Micra bodystyles we'll see in America.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Yaris, meets Smart Car meets 1996 Geo Metro
      • 5 Years Ago
      No, that's a joke right, it looks like a bad chinese copy of a Yaris. while i see nothing wrong with a Yaris, I don't know why Nissan would make a copy of it. I was disappointed with the changes they made to the Cube, but it's still cool. This makes a cool little car into a boring transport pod. Not that Nissan would listen to anything we think.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nissan!!! what happened to you?! this car look like it came out of anime character, and the smiley grill is a copy of the crappy new Mazda.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Only rarely Nissan fails in making fugly and/or boring looking cars. Back to your question: Nissan simply delivered what they do on regular basis.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why does the picture come from a Chinese web site?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I must disagree-first I love the Cube and think it is far better than other box cars.While not as cute or iconic as earlier Micras the Auto Express pics show a pleasant looking car-more important 50k lighter,able to use an efficient 3cyl to get great milage.To me the facinating designs are at the bottom of the price range I am sure the 1909 Packard was a fine car,but the Model T changed the world.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Er.. this is one of the worst move in the States, but we don't know if it work in the east or not.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, they really toned down the front end of it compared to the last generation model.
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