Nissan has announced an all-new compact electric vehicle coming to European markets that will succeed the Micra as the entry-level vehicle in the Nissan line-up.
Planned to be manufactured in the Renault ElectriCity center in France, the new all-electric car is designed by Nissan and engineered and manufactured by Renault on the Alliance CMF B-EV platform. This platform enables the companies to maintain unique styling for their respective products, as demonstrated by the design preview of the new vehicle.
“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,” said Nissan Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta.
“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.”
The future compact EV was announced as part of Alliance 2030, a common roadmap announced by Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi Motors that focuses on EVs and connected mobility activities.
Nissan is already bringing new electric vehicles and technologies to Europe soon including the new Nissan Ariya, a new EV crossover and Nissan’s e-Power technology arriving in Europe in the new Qashqai and X-Trail.
The new compact EV adds to the portfolio of Nissan vehicles manufactured by Renault in France, which include Nissan’s portfolio of LCVs, notably the new Nissan Townstar, which is succeeding the trailblazing e-NV200 as Nissan’s small electric van.
Further product information, including naming, launch timing and technical details, will be released in due course.