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Smart USA B Segment Car Based on Nissan Micra Platform Gears Up 8
Posted by Alex Ion in 5 door model, Automotive News, B platform, entry level segment, Micra, Nissan Micra, Smart USA on 10 8th, 2010

Based on Nissan’s small car Micra, Smart USA plans to introduce a 5 door model by the end of 2011. Although there are not much details available, it is speculated that the proposed model will sport a small grille, a roof-mounted spoiler, and contrasting silver accents.

The two sketches revealed by the company clearly shows the car in the Nissan Micra’s B platform and the exterior outline also have very clear similarities with the existing Micra.

The launch is aimed at expanding Smart USA’s line-up in North America and they have plans to increase the brand’s image and popularity.

The sales of the company had been limited to during last few months. They are trying to get a solid place in the entry level segment with this proposed five door car.

My Take on the Nissan Micra 14
Posted by Heather in Bug, Micra, Neon, nissan, VW on 03 14th, 2010

Nissan MicraGear up, guys. I have got a lot to say about the new Nissan Micra.

You know, first of all, I have to say, I like the car. That is not quite a compliment, however.

You see, the thing is, I liked this car the first time I saw it. In many different variations.

Yep. I am totally calling copycat on Nissan. I am not going to go tattling or anything (to anyone but you, of course, oh so faithful readers), but I am calling copycat.

Why? Well, let’s take a really close look at the Micra, shall we?

I know there is nothing new under the sun. I know most cars are carbon copies of one another.

But good grief! I see old school Neon.  I see Mini Cooper.  I see VW Bug.  This car is like some mutant, made up of the discarded parts of other, more successful cars.