Nissan's global product planning chief Andy Palmer has disclosed information about the company's upcoming Volkswagen Golf competitor.

Nissan's global product planning chief Andy Palmer has disclosed information about the company's upcoming Volkswagen Golf competitor.

Set to go on sale next year, Nissan's Golf will take a few styling cues from the Invitation Concept shown at 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Palmer said "we'll start by not making any excuses for our car - in terms of dynamics and perceived quality it has to match it [VW Golf]". He added the recent V-grille going into the hood will be seen on the car, while the face will be a "little bit leftfield, a little bit edgy."

The new model will be built in Spain and have a familiar name that will "evoke something from the past." No details right now about when the car will be unveiled, but most likely the Frankfurt Motor Show in September will be the venue for a public release.

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