Nissan to rival Golf and Focus with new model image

The Japanese based automaker Nissan is planning to develop a new C-segment hatchback in the nearby future which will be launched in Europe and on other auto markets.

The new model in Nissan’s lineup will be a resurrection of the Almera, which was eventually turned into the Qashqai, but it will get a whole new platform and different technologies in order to rival with models like the Volkswagen Golf or the Ford Focus on the Old Continent and not only. The new Nissan hatchback will be inspired by the Invitation concept, unveiled earlier this year in Geneva.

The new five-door hatchback will get an entirely new name and it will be the company’s attempt to get back into the C-segment. The model will be assembled at the company’s plant in Sunderland, United Kingdom, and besides the Invitation Concept, the vehicle will also get some inspiration from the Qashqai. Features which will be found on it will include the self parking system, the full length panoramic sunroof or the low cost satellite navigation system. As for the engine lineup, various 1.2 liter and 1.5 liter units, made by Renault-Nissan, will find their way under its hood, along with an EV version. Rumors are saying that the model will be unveiled in 2014.

Source: Car Magazine