Posted Jan 10th 2014 2:00PM
What is the cheapest new car in Canada for 2014? Well, fresh off news that Mitsubishi is bringing a budget minded sedan version of its Mirage, called the G4, to this month's Montreal Auto Show, we now believe that another small car will be debuting at the same time. Word is that Nissan will be bringing its compact New Micra to the show, as well. Slotting in just below the Versa Note hatchback in terms of both size and price, the Montreal debut should be followed up with an on-sale date in short order.
We've been hearing rumours that the New Micra would end up in our Canadian dealerships for some time. At every turn, however, we've also heard that the Franco-Japanese hatch is not intended for sale in the US. As our story on the cheapest new cars in Canada is quick to point out, Nissan already has one of the least-expensive offerings in North America, the $11,898 Versa Sedan, and the Japanese automaker just doesn't see room underneath it for another model in its American line-up. Sorry, Yanks.
The Micra will make use of the same, 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine as the Nissan Versa, producing 109 horsepower. A four-speed automatic and a five-speed manual transmission will be available. Autoblog Quebec speculates that the Micra will start between $11,000 and $12,000 in Canada. What's more, Nissan has apparently adapted the car to the extreme cold weather of the region, doing more than 20,000 kilometres of testing in northern Quebec.
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NISSAN ANNOUNCES MICRA'S RETURN TO CANADA
- 2015 Nissan Micra will mark a new era of unbeatable value in the Canadian market
- Official debut and more details to be announced at Montreal Auto Show
MONTREAL, QC (January 9, 2013) – Tonight, at a media event in Montreal, Christian Meunier, president of Nissan Canada, announced that the Nissan Micra will return to Canada this year. Tailored specifically for Canadians and not available in the United States, the all-new Nissan Micra will feature an impressively low cost of ownership and will revolutionize what Canadian consumers expect from an entry-level car.
"After 21 years, the Nissan Micra is returning to Canada to change the automotive landscape," said Christian Meunier, President, Nissan Canada. "Micra will provide Canadians with the unbeatable value, Japanese quality, European bold styling and fun driving experience that they deserve in a small car." More details will be provided at the upcoming Montreal Auto Show on January 16th.
Information, images and B-Roll of Nissan's full lineup are available at www.media.nissan.ca or upon request.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/
About Nissan Canada
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 184 independent Nissan dealerships, 33 Infiniti retailers and 44 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.
More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.
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