Nissan is using the 2016 Paris Motor Show to debut its new B-segment hatch, the Nissan March. Now in its fifth generation, the car – which will be unveiled in full on September 29 – is set to take more than a few design cues from the Sway concept first seen at Geneva last year, as you can see in the teaser video above.
Very little can be seen of the car, but it’s clear that the car will get a similar front end treatment as the show car, with sharp headlights featuring arrow-shaped LED daytime running lights, as well as a large V-motion grille. The rear is a bit more conventional, although the C-shaped tail lights look to have been carried over.
Spyshots have indicated that the new March will keep much of the Sway’s visual drama, including a steeply rising beltline, rear door handles hidden in the C-pillar and a rakish rear windscreen. You can also expect blacked-out C-pillars that give the impression of a floating roof, much like the Murano.
Under the skin, the March is expected to ride on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s Common Modular Family (CMF-B) platform, shared with the next-generation Juke. Engine options should include a new 1.0 litre turbo three-cylinder petrol, a 1.5 litre diesel and even a 1.6 litre DIG-T turbo petrol from the current Juke pushing out 190 hp. A March Nismo, perhaps?