Next-Gen Nissan Micra To Be Built In France, Launch In 2016 Photo:
Tony O'Kane | Sep, 17 2014 | 0 Comments

The Renault Nissan Alliance has announced that production of the next-generation Micra will take place in France, with Renualt's facilities in Le Mans and Flins to be responsible for Nissan's new light hatchback.

The Le Mans facility will build chassis sub-assemblies while the Flins plant will be responsible for final assembly, with the plant capable of producing around 132,000 cars per year.

Last year the Flins plant produced 129,884 cars, and is currently responsible for building the Renault Clio and Zoe model lines.

But it's not immediately clear whether this means Australian sourcing for the Micra will shift to France.

The current Micra range is built in five countries (India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand and China), with Australia-bound Micras coming from India. Australian K13 Micras have also previously been sourced from Thailand and Indonesia.

With the next-gen K14 model still two years away from its debut, Nissan Australia spokesman Peter Fadeyev says that it's still too early to say whether production sourcing for the Micra will change.

In the meantime though, a facelifted K13 Micra range will go on sale in Australia next year, with a refreshed exterior and interior.

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