Nissan’s C-segment hatchback to be launched next year image

The Japanese based automaker Nissan is planning to launch its C-segment hatchback sometimes next year.

The fact that Nissan is working on a C-segment hatchback, which will rival popular models like the VW Golf, the Ford Focus or the Opel / Vauxhall Astra isn’t a surprise anymore but now, thanks to the company’s global product boss, Andy Palmer, we know that the model will make its way onto the market in 2014. Palmer has set its eyes on the VW Golf, as a rival for the Nissan’s new hatchback, according to the guys at Auto Express.

The brand new Nissan C-segment hatchback will be based on the Nissan Invitation Concept and it should get features like the full length panoramic sunroof, the self parking system, the low cost satellite navigation system and much more. The engine lineup of the model is expected to include the 1.2 liter and the 1.5 liter units made by Renault-Nissan, along with a possible electric version. The new model might eventually be transformed into a future generation of the Nissa Qashqai. The Japanese Golf rival will be produced in Barcelona, Spain. Additional details on the model remain unknown for the moment.

Source: Auto Express