As we all know, automakers face tremendous challenges. Except for the relentless competition and young people losing interest, there is the notion, particularly among automakers outside the U.S., that people will 'differentiate' car use. The SUV for family trips and hauling stuff, the growling V8 car for pleasure and making a lasting impression on the neighbors.... and a more dedicated, smaller and more efficient vehicle for commuting, running errands, etc. Think electric propulsion or at least 100 mpg.
Now Renault Group partner Nissan wants to make its own, better version of the Renault Twizy. The information comes courtesy of Etienne Henry, the Japanese giant’s head of product strategy and planning. Sources indicate that it may look like the so-called landglider that Nissan showed a few years ago.
Question is: would you want one (next to 'that other car' in your garage)? You will get to keep more juice and cash at the end of the week... to fill up that gas guzzler of yours.