Two new sub-compact Nissans will be coming to the US. The vehicles will be slotted below the Versa, and will retail for about $10k. Details inside.

Add Nissan to the list of foreign automakers developing new small cars for the US market.  The Japanese company is working on two subcompacts that will be smaller than the 169.1 x 66.7 inch Versa.

In an interview with Automotive News, Nissan Americas chair Carlos Tavares says the company is working on three cars based on their new global V platform, one of which is slated as the replacement for the Micra currently not sold in the US.  Two of these will sell in the US for roughly $10,000.  All three will go on sale in Central and South America.

Although pricing has been estimated, standard and optional equipment has not.  A release date was also not stated.

The Nissan Versa, or Tiida outside the Americas, is Nissan's entry-level car in the US.  It is sold with a 1.8-liter inline-four engine generating 122-horsepower and up to 127 ft-lb of torque.