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post #1 of 19 Old 10-02-2013, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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This is the second coming

Some of you may not know the following, so I thought I would share. This latest news is really the second coming of the Nissan Micra to the U.S. and Canadian markets.

The K13 Micra has been federalized (or close to it) for years, because it was originally supposed to be the US market Smart ForFour, but that idea was canned when Penske sold Smart USA back to Daimler.

The question is, will Nissan start from those foundations and fast-track the car for sale here? Could our Micra be upgraded with the proposed Smart front clip or other parts that were already designed for the car to distinguish it in the US?
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Why would Nissan use anything from Smart though? Aren't they unrelated?



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Why would Nissan use anything from Smart though? Aren't they unrelated?
Infiniti (Nissan) and Mercedes are collaborating on the Q50 and CLA, both cars share a lot of things, same goes for anything else from them on the same platform. If any smart car tech makes it's way to a small nissan like the Micra/March....don't be surprised.



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Smart seems to me to be a higher end brand than Nissan is at least as far as the Nissan Micra is concerned. Are the two cars really going to compete against each other? Are they at the same price point?
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I wouldn't say Smart is higher end.

The Smart and Micra should compete within the same segment. The Smart might be a tad bit more expensive.



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@ a2b NOT Q50, Q30...

Not happening, that was a while ago, before SMART entered the U.S market. All that means is one less barrier to entry. FYI Nissan is looking at Micra for Canada only. US will likely be left out.
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If that's the case then i guess the Micra will just stay as we know it to be right now. I still think it has the potential to turn into something better, a sub-compact performance model, a platform Infiniti can use, etc.



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nah. Even if they brought it over as is, it would sell.

no need to do complicated things like merge it with infiniti or merge with a smart car.



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no well infiniti could do their own version of it. They have been saying they're interested in having a small car, could fit in perfect as Q10 or 20... Would sell like king freak if Infinti buttons it up and retails for sub $20K
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@ a2b NOT Q50, Q30...

Not happening, that was a while ago, before SMART entered the U.S market. All that means is one less barrier to entry. FYI Nissan is looking at Micra for Canada only. US will likely be left out.
Why only in Canada? Is there more of a demand for smaller city cars in Canada? Come to thin of it I don't see many smart cars in New York or other major US cities. Seems like those types of vehicles are really only popular on the west coast of the US.
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