Nissan's Pixo Will Hit the Road in 2010

As City Cars are becoming more popular and widely accepted, automakers are beginning to open up the market for them and add their own version to the mix. Nissan unveiled their addition to the city car genre at the Paris Motor Show and is promising a release date of Spring 2009.

The Pixo was the smallest of the Nissan debuts, measuring 11 feet 8 inches in length, 4 feet 10 inches tall and 5 feet 3 inches wide. Even with such small dimensions, the Pixo can easily fit 4 adults into the cabin and, thanks to the 5 doors, they can come and go without disturbing the other occupants.

Power comes from a 1.0 liter 3 cylinder engine that can be mated to either the stander 5-speed manual, or the optional 4-speed automatic. The automatic option is among the first to be available in this class. The little 3-cylinder is expected to produce around 65 horsepower, which should be more than enough for the Pixo to move around in an urban environment safely.

There is no official release date for the US, but Europe can expect the Pixo within a year.

From : TopSpeed