Nissan plans on reentering the highly competitive hatchback market in 2014 with a brand new mid-size model.

Nissan plans on reentering the highly competitive hatchback market in 2014 with a brand new mid-size model.

It will be a global car part of the firm’s C-segment offerings and will get an entirely new name. Set to rival the Focus and Golf, this new five-door hatchback will be assembled at the firm’s plant in Sunderland, UK.

CAR is reporting that its styling will be inspired by the Invitation and Qashqai, and will come with Nissan’s latest tech, including full-length panoramic sunroofs, self-parking system and low-cost satellite navigation.

It will be co-developed at Nissan’s Bedfordshire-based Technical Center Europe and will be powered by various 1.2- and 1.5-liter engines part of the Renault-Nissan alliance. No details at the moment regarding a potential EV version.

The same report indicates a 2014 unveiling, followed by a 2015 global availability.

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