On the heels of the patent drawings that leaked yesterday depicting the new Nissan Micra, Nissan has announced a new model will hit the U.S. lineup in 2010 that will sit below the compact Nissan Versa. While Nissan has not explicitly confirmed the mysterious new micro compact will be the revised version of the Micra spotted yesterday, they have said that it will be built atop the new V-platform which, coincidentally, is scheduled to make its first debut underpinning the Micra’s next-gen European successor.
According to Nissan, the rolling out of the new V-platform marks a significant change in the company’s design philosophy and a renewed emphasis on A and B segment cars. In addition to the Micra’s replacement, the new V-platform will also yield a total of three new small cars for Nissan, including a 4-door sedan, 5-door hatchback, and a multi-purpose vehicle. Befitting a small car, the engine is expected to be a relatively lackluster 3-cylinder configuration, so barring any miraculous engineering achievements don’t expect the raw specs to be anything worth revving your engine over, literally.