Although subcompact cars like the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit have been selling extremely well as gas prices continue to rise, Nissan has been mainly out of the competition. The company's only subcompact sold in the U.S. is the Nissan Cube, and that vehicle's bold styling hasn't caught on to the extent that the more traditional models have. However, if the recent Geneva Auto Show is any indication, the manufacturer's strategy could be changing shortly.
USA Today reports that Nissan debuted the new Invitation Concept at the show, which was a much more traditional compact reminiscent of vehicles like the Fit and Fiesta. Although only announced for the European market at this point, it would not be surprising to see a version of the car make its way to the U.S., especially with the increased interest in high-MPG vehicles lately. Nissan has not released any specs for the concept yet.
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