Due to the popularity of Japanese small cars in the U.S., Nissan has decided to move up its launch of its Tiida compact in the U.S. to the second half of next year. North Americans got a sneak peek of the Tiida at this year's New York Auto Show where the Sport Compact concept was unveiled. This concept was a thinly veiled Tiida with aggressive bodywork and other auto show flair. Though the Tiida is sold in Japan in both hatch and sedan form, only the hatchback is slated for the U.S. Other specs on the Tiida, like available engines at launch, haven't been released. The Cube, a tall boxy wagon sold in Japan, is also scheduled for the U.S. market sometime after the Tiida arrives.


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