Nissan’s C-segment hatchback spied on the road image

Our spy photographers have managed to catch the new Nissan C-segment hatchback on camera while it was being tested on the road.

Rumors on the Japanese based automaker Nissan planning to develop a new C-segment hatchback, a successor to the Almera, have been around for several months now but this is the first time when the model has been spied on the road. The images posted below have been taken somewhere on the Old Continent and despite the heavy camouflage covering its body, the new Nissan hatchback seems to have a styling inspired by the new Qashqai generation and, obviously, by the Invitation concept.

The new Nissan C-segment hatchback will get features like the low-cost satellite navigation system, the full length panoramic sunroofs or the self parking system and it will be co-developed at the company’s Bedfordshire-based Technical Center Europe. The model in question will become a direct rival for the VW Golf and the Ford Focus, amongst others, and it will be produced in the Sunderland, UK, plant. Power will be provided by various petrol and diesel engines, including the 1.2 liter and the 1.5 liter units. The new Nissan vehicle is believed to be unveiled in 2014 and one year later it will become available for order in most markets across the globe.