Nissan Sway Concept: Is it the new Micra?

March 6, 2015

Following the success of crossover hatchbacks Qashqai and Juke, Nissan is heading into the compact hatchback market by launching the ‘Sway Concept’ at Geneva Motor Show.

At the Geneva Motor Show, Nissan gave us a strong glimpse at how compact crossovers could look in the future!

Nissan Sway Front ViewThe Nissan Sway is a concept car designed for the European car market. It brings together the aggressive and radical look of the Micra and features the brand’s family V-motion grille. It has a Mini style floating roof with sharp and narrow headlights.

At just 4010 millimetres long, 1780 millimetres wide and 1835 millimetres high, the new Sway concept features Nissan’s new design language and gives a preview of the next generation Micra. The design and engineering strategy has been adopted from the Qashqai and Juke.

Nissan Sway

The new Nissan Sway is slightly longer, lower and wider than the award winning Ford Fiesta. Nissan is very confident and claims they are set to shake up the compact hatchback class.

Nissan have gone with funky colours and large alloys, giving a radical look to the Sway. Nissan have described the blue, white and orange interior as ‘elegantly simple’. The glass roof allows users to enjoy sunny weather.

Right now the Sway is strictly a styling and design concept without a powertrain. It is to appear in 2016. Nissan are trying to take the compact hatchback styling in a bolder direction.

Nissan have not announced production details, but it would be great to see the stylish Nissan Sway concept on the road.

Does the new Nissan Sway sound more interesting than a Nissan Micra? What do you think about it?