Introduction to the Nissan Pixo

The Nissan Pixo is a city car with five doors and four seats and a three cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine producing 68PS.

There are three trim levels available - Visia, Acenta and n-tec - on the Pixo which is 3.56m long with a 2.36m wheelbase.

Its place in Nissan’s supermini line-up comes below the Micra and Note. The petrol engine achieves a combined economy figure of 64.2 mpg while producing carbon dioxide emissions of 103 g/km with the manual gearbox.

The Nissan Pixo offers interior space for four adults and their luggage. If the rear seats are left in place the load capacity is 129 litres. This increases to 367 litres when the rear seats are folded.

The entry-level Visia includes safety features such as anti-lock brakes and electronic brakeforce distribution. There are also twin front airbags as well power steering, CD player with MP3 playback, front cup holders and a  rear wash/wipe system.

Raise the bar to the Acenta and Nissan adds side airbags, remote central locking, electric front windows and front fog lamps.

There are also colour-coded mirrors plus door handles and a 50/50 split folding rear seat. As far as transmissions are concerned a four-speed automatic gearbox option is also available.

Air conditioning complete with pollen filter is provided on the n-tec model.

The Nissan Pixo has the company’s Pure Drive badge, similar to other new and used Nissan cars.

Nissan has collaborated with the Suzuki Motor Corporation on the Pixo which is manufactured in Delhi, India.

The Nissan Pixo has four side and is 3565mm long, 1470mm tall, 1600mm wide and sits on a wheelbase of 2360 mm.

The city car weighs 885kg as far as the manual model is concerned.

The Nissan Pixo shares much of its metalwork with its sister car, the Suzuki Alto, but adds the Nissan family double-deck six-slot grille either side of a centre U-shaped section housing the Nissan roundel.

The headlamps reflect a styling cue taken from both Note and Qashqai.

The top of the tall triangular-shaped headlamps are slightly raised so they can be easily seen from the driving seat.

The Nissan Pixo’s light assemblies are situated above a full width bumper bar which is coloured black in contrast with the body colour of the car. The bumper itself is located within a deep front spoiler incorporating an air intake.

The Nissan Pixo’s beltline rises towards the rear of the car, where it wraps around the upswept rear side window. The lower swage line links the extended wheel arches.

A downward sweep of the roofline towards the rear of the Pixo is apparent from its highest point just ahead of the B-Pillar.

The front windows of the Nissan Pixo open normally – electrically on Acenta and n-tec models – while the rear side glass is hinged at its leading edge for ventilation when needed.

At the back of the Nissan Pixo there is a similar treatment to the front end as a wide black-coloured bumper bar stretches the width of the vehicle to give protection from bumps and scrapes.

The Nissan’s Pixo’s bumper and lower valence section is unique to the car.