New sporty hatch concept by Nissan was developed for young people in emerging markets and features a powerful 1.6 liter turbocharged unit.

Nissan has unveiled the Compact Sport Concept at the Shanghai auto show.

The small, sporty hatch was developed by Nissan and its Chinese partners and appears to be based on the Micra model, though not identical. It measures 3,482 mm long and is 1,444 mm tall - differing in dimensions from the Nissan Micra.

Under the bonnet is a 1.6 liter, four-cylinder turbocharged direct-injection power plant developing 140 kW (190 PS / 188 bhp) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. The unit is coupled to the Xtronic CVT-M6 transmission - a CVT that includes a manual shift mode with six gears.

Nissan describes the Compact Sport Concept as designed for young customers in emerging markets such as China but this design might make it beyond China's borders to a new global compact sporty model by Nissan.

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