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    Quote Originally Posted by spacewolf View Post
    While I'd love to see the refresh here, the market isn't big enough, the U.S. already isn't getting it so it has to go through so much testing and regulation just to hit Canadian shores when the K13 is still selling really well.
    It will be interesting to see what happens with the Nissan/Renault/Mitsubishi merger. I have seen a few articles that suggest the K14 platform will be the basis for the A/B-segment cars from all 3 companies.

    That would mean North American compliance for the K14 platform, if the plan is to use it to underpin the next gen Mirage (due to arrive in a year or 2). IF that happens, I imagine we would get the K14 Micra at the same time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    It will be interesting to see what happens with the Nissan/Renault/Mitsubishi merger. I have seen a few articles that suggest the K14 platform will be the basis for the A/B-segment cars from all 3 companies.

    That would mean North American compliance for the K14 platform, if the plan is to use it to underpin the next gen Mirage (due to arrive in a year or 2). IF that happens, I imagine we would get the K14 Micra at the same time.
    That would be amazing. Although, they went through the trouble of a K13 Canadian release and didn't add many Canadian-esque features..

    I'd be plenty happy if they just offered a better transmission option and e-4wd OR e-Power to either the K13 or the Note.

    In a perfect world we'd get an e-Power Micra/Note with e-4wd addon. I'd gladly compromise and switch to an automatic transmission for my daily if it meant a practical EV I didn't have to worry about charging constantly and switchable 4wd for winters up here (I'd gladly pay $1200 extra for e-4wd).

    I know that's a bit of a pipe dream but the technology is there, it's proven and it's relatively cheap...

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    Example of a decent options as compared to offerings in Japan:
    1.5-1.6L + e4WD (CVT only)
    1.2L inline 3 e-Power CVT only (optional e4WD?? )
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    The Note with e-Power is confirmed for the States. Not sure about Canada, though.

    And no mention of e-awd.

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