Nissan Sway concept left side

Nissan Sway concept-based hatchback is headed to the U.S.

March 16, 2015

The Nissan Sway concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show will evolve into a subcompact hatcback in the near future. The European styling of the concept hints at a new car made for Europe. A new report from Auto News says that despite the Euro-spec appeal, the new hatchback is be headed to the U.S. also.

While many expect the new car to replace the Micra, it could actually be a replacement for the Nissan Versa Note. The dimensions of the concept support this speculation. The concept car is 157.9 inches long and 70.0 inches wide, and has a 101.8-inch long wheelbase. If the show car arrives as a Note replacement, it will rival with Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo, Honda Fit/Jazz and the likes.

Apart from a replacement B-segment hatchback, the concept vehicle will also provide new design language to the company’s compacts. The concept previews the design language for the company’s future small cars. As reported earlier, the concept will inspire the design and styling of the second-generation all-electric hatchback Leaf also.

What can be expected as of now, is that the Sway concept should evolve into a Note/Versa Note replacement and form the basis of design & styling of the company’s other small cars like the Leaf and the Micra.

[Source: Auto News]

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