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Nissan's Golf rival confirmed for next year

 Nissans Golf rival confirmed for next year
Nissan Invitation concept live in Geneva 06.03.2012

To borrow styling cues from Inspiration Concept

Nissan's global product planning chief Andy Palmer has disclosed information about the company's upcoming Volkswagen Golf competitor.

Set to go on sale next year, Nissan's Golf will take a few styling cues from the Invitation Concept shown at 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Palmer said "we'll start by not making any excuses for our car - in terms of dynamics and perceived quality it has to match it [VW Golf]". He added the recent V-grille going into the hood will be seen on the car, while the face will be a "little bit leftfield, a little bit edgy."

The new model will be built in Spain and have a familiar name that will "evoke something from the past." No details right now about when the car will be unveiled, but most likely the Frankfurt Motor Show in September will be the venue for a public release.

Source: Nissan via autoexpress.co.uk

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Comments (5)

 Aditya.Ramesh Aditya.Ramesh
no way u can break into this segment with ur ugly designs
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May 2, 2013 10:51 am
 platypus platypus
What the leaf should look like.
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May 2, 2013 10:36 am
 AG4 AG4
The Nissan Invitation concept previewed the new Nissan Note (aka as the Nissan Versa Note in North America). Nissan already has a Golf-size hatchback, the 2nd gen Tiida (now a C-segment car) aka Pulsar. Its based on the same LWB V-platform as the new Sentra.
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May 2, 2013 10:25 am
 alihijazi alihijazi
it can only compete GOLF in price but not power train / quality
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May 2, 2013 8:37 am
 Aygo Aygo
I believe the upcoming compact hatchback will be a European-spec Nissan Tiida/Pulsar hatchback.
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May 2, 2013 8:30 am