Pixo News

The Nissan Pixo city car is sold in the UK by the Japanese carmaker Nissan, and based on the Suzuki Alto and built in India.  Powered by a 996cc petrol engine, the 5-door, 4-seater hatchback was released in 2009 and is currently available new from £7,195.

The Nissan Pixo was first unleashed onto the general public at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008.
When prices for the Nissan Pixo were announced in 2009, ahead of its 1st June sale launch, the news was even better for buyers, with prices for the entry-level Nissan Pixo 1.0 Visia set to start from just £5,995.

The Nissan Pixo’s launch coincided with a positive sales month for the Japanese car manufacturer, bucking the industry trend.  A 9% increase in sales over the previous June saw 7,149 cars sold, and 10% of those being the new Nissan Pixo.  Nissan's UK MD, Paul Willcox commented, "Everyone here at Nissan is proud to be one of the few brands to have made positive growth in June. It's been one of the toughest periods for new car sales we've ever known, but we are in a better position than most with high quality, popular models built here in the UK offering exactly what customers are looking for." Nissan went on to see its share of the UK car market grow to 3.91% in 2009, on the back of a 17% increase in overall sales.

The Nissan Pixo helped the Japanese company establish a foothold in the growing A-segment of the UK new car market.  Not only did the Nissan Pixo’s price put it at the very bottom of the UK’s new car market, but all new Nissan Pixo's also qualify for Disability Living Allowance holders and War Pensioner Motability Schemes, making the Nissan Pixo well placed to capitalise on the Motability market.