Next Nissan March to be designed and built by Renault

Next Nissan March to be designed and built by Renault

When it eventually appears, the next Nissan March (or Micra, as it is known in some markets) will not be a creation from the Japanese automaker. Instead, the sixth-gen will be a Renault-based offering, as Reuters reports.

The French automaker will take the lead on the next March/Micra by developing and assembling the car, Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta revealed in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde earlier this week. “For the next generation of Micra, we will follow Renault, and we will ask Renault to develop and make the future Micra for us,” he said.

He added that the Micra development plan was an example of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s new “leader-follower” strategy, with one firm taking the lead on certain car types.

In Europe, the fifth-gen Micra – which premiered in late 2016 and made its market debut the following year – is already assembled at Renault’s Flins factory in France, although the facility is set to be converted to recycling activities around 2024 when the production life cycle of the vehicles made there comes to an end.

The current March/Micra already takes a big visual step away from its predecessor, and it also sits on the Alliance’s Common Modular Family (CMF-B) platform, so the change won’t be revolutionary, but do you think it will retain its Nissan identity, being designed and made by Renault? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

GALLERY: Fifth-generation Nissan March/Micra

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  • Civic Turbo 2018 on Sep 09, 2020 at 10:57 am

    So the nice looking is from Europe.

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  • Dato Dr Hj Rahman Mutalib on Sep 09, 2020 at 11:17 am

    I bought the Nissan March in 1989 for RM13k cash. It was a brand new car with a 1.0CC engine.

    I hear from 1989 to 2020, the Nissan March price in Japan has not really gone up more than 50%

    So, by right, the Nissan March should be RM20k if sold in Malaysia.

    Can this be true?

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    • Kassim B Khairul on Sep 09, 2020 at 12:23 pm

      The only time Nissan March/Micra were sold here would be as AP and alone an AP would cost 10k, I highly doubt the car was worth 3k laa…. unless you bought kereta potong.

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    • Truckers on Sep 09, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Nissan March from your time was produced in 1983-84, so you bought a 5 years old, out production, possibly 2ndhand, car at Rm13k in 1989.
      Well good news, you can get a 2ndhand, out of production, Nissan Sentra for Rm13k today. Cheaper than your Nissan March in today’s value. Isn’t that great to be in Malaysia?

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      • Martin Loo on Sep 10, 2020 at 1:23 am

        Better everyone get A FREE CAR without paying .

        For some 13k for an old 1989 nissan is still quite difficult to pay .

        When they buy new MYVI or Proton , they only pay little down payment and the rest taken care by finance couple with 5 years warranty .

        so this is still better deal than buying an old less reliable 1989 Nissan for 13K ( not yet spend on worn out parts replacement yet )

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  • alvin on Sep 09, 2020 at 11:18 am

    This Nissan March has been available in the market since 2017,
    Tan Chong should assemble it too, price it lower than the Serendah, Rawang Assembled Almera Turbo
    RM70k almera hatchback turbo may sell laku², and more fun for maneuvering

    Meanwhile the fun Yaris J only start rm67k+, 7 airbags, Vsc, comfortable yet good handling, after tax free and rebate

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  • Haidi on Sep 09, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Thought they have divorced?

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  • Macau Hijau on Sep 09, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Next generation Micra continuing Renault Savvy legacy…..

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  • Jeremy on Sep 09, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    With all the quirky design features and unreliability of Renault. Not that Nissan was reliable to start with….

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  • kimi's fan on Sep 09, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    hope won’t be like proton savvy.

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  • vivizurianti on Sep 09, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Renault isnt all known for reliability, or is it?

    BTW, how often do you see a renault on the road in Malaysia?

    Enuf said..

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