Today we bring the first spy photos depicting Nissan's upcoming Golf rival wearing the production body.

Today we bring the first spy photos depicting Nissan's upcoming Golf rival wearing the production body.

It turns out previous spy photos showed (thankfully) only test mules of Nissan's forthcoming competitor for the Volkswagen Golf VII who could receive the Tiida or Almera moniker. Set to be a global model, the new C-segment offering from Nissan will be out towards the end of 2014 as a 2015MY with a body which looks similar to that of the Toyota Auris but maybe that's because of the bulky camo.

Nissan has promised to fully rival the seventh-gen Golf "from BlueMotion to GTI" at a competitive sticker price. The economical version will have a diesel engine capable of matching the Golf BM's 73.5 mpg US (88.3 mpg UK or 3.2 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emissions of 85 g/km. Nissan's response to the Golf GTI will be a Nismo-flavored version of the new Tiida/Almera.

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