Spy shots from the Nissan March 1.2S testing in China, it will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. The Nissan March 1.2S is powered by a 3-cylinder 1.2 liter supercharged engine, good for 97hp and 148nm.
The Nissan March is made in China by the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture. Price ranges from 59.900 yuan to 92.900 yuan. Currently, the only available engine is a 1.5 liter four-cylinder with 107hp and 138nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. The new 1.2S will be mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT.
Sales of the Nissan March are slow in China, the 1.2S needs to win car buyers looking for a more fuel efficient car. Whether the engine will help much is however uncertain, since the March is mostly left alone because Chinese car buyers think it loox old fashioned.