The Concept 20-23 was designed at Nissan’s European studio in Paddington, London, and commemorates the studio’s 20th anniversary.
The new, battery-electric Micra is being engineered by Renault as a sister car to the Renault 5 electric small hatchback and Renault 4 electric small SUV. The two cars will be built at Renault Group’s factory in Douai, northern France.
At an event here Monday, Nissan declined to say whether the concept explicitly previewed the Micra, although the round headlights are a signature of the third generation of the small car and perhaps its most well-known styling feature.
Nissan also announced at the event that it would launch only electric cars in Europe ahead of plans to be EV-only by 2030.
The look of the 20-23 was inspired by Nissan’s Formula E electric single-seater racing car, as well as digital online racing, the company said. Sporty styling cues includes a large rear spoiler, upward-opening scissor doors, muscular wheel arches and extended side skirts.