Renault has announced they will make the next-gen Micra in France starting 2016. Production will take place at the firm's Flins factory located near Paris and they plan on producing about 82,000 units per year.
Renault promised they will boost domestic production by about 33 percent (180,000 cars) in the next four years as a result of the obtained labor concessions, including longer hours and wage restraints. This plan indicates 100,000 cars must come from the firm's new products while the other 80,000 will be from their partners.
Back in 2010, Nissan decided to switch Micra production from Sunderland, UK to Chennai, India in order to free up production capacity for the Juke. During the first quarter, Micra represented Nissan's third best-selling car in Europe, after the Qashqai and Juke. According to JATO Dynamics, Nissan sold 13,000 units in this period which represent a major 45 percent decrease compared to Q1 2012.