Compact BEV to Replace Nissan Micra in Europe

Nissan plans to bring a new compact urban BEV to the European markets as a replacement for its long-standing popular entry level Nissan Micra.

It plans to manufacture the new vehicle in the Renault ElectriCity center in France. Nissan says the Europe region is already playing a key role in driving electrification under carbon neutral Ambition 2030 vision. This also sees the arrival of new vehicles and technologies including the Nissan Ariya, a BEV crossover and Nissan’s e-Power technology arriving in the Qashqai and X-Trail.

The new entry-level BEV will be based on the Alliance CMF B-EV platform. Nissan chief operating officer, Ashwani Gupta, said: “This all-new model will be designed by Nissan and engineered and manufactured by Renault using our new common platform, maximizing the use of our Alliance assets while maintaining its Nissan-ness. This is a great example of the Alliance’s ‘smart differentiation’ approach. Succeeding our iconic Micra, I am sure this new model will provide further excitement to our customers in Europe.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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