Nissan has recently announced its plans to start producing the VW Golf rival at its facility in Barcelona, Spain.
Initial rumors were saying that the new Nissan C-segment hatchback will be produced in Sunderland, UK, but the Japanese based automaker has recently stepped forward and announced its plans to produce the model in Barcelona, Spain. The brand new Nissan hatchback will start its production in July 2014 and the Spanish facility will roll out 80,000 units annually. Besides the Nissan Golf rival, the Barcelona plant will also produce transmissions for the Leaf and eNV200 and to increase production of the Navara (Frontier).
The new Nissan hatchback will be based on the Invitation Concept. The model will get self parking system, low cost satellite navigation system, a full length panoramic sunroof and more. As for the engine lineup, chances are that we will see various units under its hood, including a 1.2 liter and a 1.5 liter, made by Renault-Nissan. An EV version of the hatchback is also a possibility. Nissan’s model will eventually be transformed into a new generation of the Qashqai. Additional details on the vehicle are limited for the moment and will be announced close to its debut.