2015 Nissan Micra Comes to Canada, But Not the US

By | January 10, 2014
Nissan announced that the Micra subcompact car will return to Canada this year. However, the tiny vehicle is not infiltrating the U.S. market, at least for the near future. "Micra will provide Canadians with the unbeatable value, Japanese quality, European bold styling and fun driving experience that they deserve in a small car," said Christian Meunier, president of Nissan Canada. More details on the model will be announced at the Montreal Auto Show in Canada on January 16. Debuting in 1982, the Nissan Micra serves as a global car that is sold everywhere from India to China and Thailand. It comes with a number of small engines, ranging from a 1.2-liter three-cylinder producing 80 horsepower to a 1.6-liter engine good for 106 ponies. We recently had the opportunity to drive a Micra during a Nissan press event, and we were impressed by its value and solid construction. But here's the big question: Will the Micra ever be sold in the U.S.? Automakers are starting to bring a wide variety of micro cars to the U.S. in the past few years, as evidenced by the $13,000 Mitsubishi Mirage, Chevrolet Sonic, and the infamous Smart car. But considering that Nissan already sells the cheapest car in the U.S., the $11,990 Nissan Versa, we can't see how the Micra will fit into Nissan's lineup in the States. Source: Nissan