The current Nissan Micra is due for replacement and, quite frankly, it can’t come soon enough. The present, fourth-generation iteration, introduced in 2010, was sub-par at launch and hasn’t got any better. That’s led many loyal Micra buyers to go elsewhere.

The Nissan Sway concept, due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next week and teased in the image above, could point to what the next-gen Micra will look like. And it’s a radical departure.

In a press release that accompanied the image, Nissan hints that the same thinking that gave birth to the big-selling Qashqai and Juke crossover has been applied to the Sway.

It’s clear from the image that the Micra’s cutesy, rotund styling has been banished, in favour of a more angular, dynamic language.

Should it make production, the Sway will sit it Nissan’s line-up below the Focus-size Pulsar. That territory is currently occupied by both the Micra, a traditional hatchback, and the MPV-ish Note. It seems likely the Sway would be pitched as a direct replacement for the Micra to sit alongside the Note.

Nissan Sway

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