Nissan is bringing a new hatchback and two versions of its Micra minicar to Frankfurt, in the name of increasing the style and sportiness quotients of its subcompact line. The show will mark the debut of its new Note, a five-door hatch billed as a "family car for the enthusiast," meaning it'll have a sporty feel to offset young buyers' need for cup holders and baby seats. It'll come with a choice of two diesels and two gas engines, including a 1.6-liter mill it will share with (segue alert) two, specialty versions of its Micra minicar that will share the Frankfurt floodlamps, the 160SR (street racer?) — a performance-minded edition — and the C+C, a cabriolet.
Nissan Unveils Micra Cabrio [internal]