While nothing is official, power will likely be provided by a wide variety of fuel efficient engines including the 1.5-liter HR15DE (with 108 hp and 148 Nm of torque).

Several official drawings of the 2010 Nissan Micra have leaked to the web.

As previewed by the original design sketches, these drawings show the Micra will adopt a "Fiat mated with a MINI" appearance, according to Car Magazine. The front end is dominated by a large air intake, a MINI-like grille, and oddly shaped headlights. Further back, the Mirca features typical small car styling with short rear doors and a chucky C-pillar.

While nothing is official, power will likely be provided by a wide variety of fuel efficient engines including the 1.5-liter HR15DE (with 108 hp and 148 Nm of torque) and the new 1.2- and 1.3-liter XH5. Eventually, a 200 hp 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine may also be offered.

As previously reported, the Micra (aka the Nissan Global Compact Car) will be first launched in Thailand in March 2010 and will be available in more than 150 countries. Production is expected to occur at plants in China, Thailand, India, and two other leading competitive countries.