Renault will design and build the next Nissan MicraSeptember 7, 2020
The Nissan Micra has been manufactured at Renault’s Flains, France plant since late 2016, so the French automaker will be responsible for the development and production of the next generation of the model.
Recall that Renault and Nissan, within the framework of the existing alliance, are working on reorganizing their business, uniting production, while each of them will be responsible for its region and automotive segments. Renault is now building the Micra at its Flains plant, near Paris. Until recently, the Micra was produced on the same line as the Renault Clio and Renault Zoe EV.
Clio has moved to the new platform of the CMF-B alliance, and the production of the French hatchback is now carried out exclusively in Turkey and Slovenia. At the same time this year the model received a hybrid version using Renault E-Tech clutchless technology.
The future of the Flens plant remains uncertain, although Renault has announced that it will end car production around 2024 and convert it for recycling.
“In the next generation Micra, we will be focusing on Renault, and we will ask our colleagues to design and build the Micra of the future for us,” Nissan CEO Ashwani Gupta told French newspaper Le Monde in an interview published on Monday. “Where will it be produced? What will be the industrial strategy? The decision remains with Renault. “
Micra was ranked 15th in the small car segment in the first half of 2020, according to JATO Dynamics, with sales of 18,154 units, down 50% from 2019. The best year for the Micra was 2017, when 86,489 units were sold. Sales in 2019 were 65,240 units
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