Roadster will dispatch the benchmark 0-100 km/h sprint in a mere 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of “over 350 km/h”.
Although considerably down on the 191 kW produced by the MPS’s smaller 2.3-litre turbo, the amount of torque is 54 Nm up.
Compared to the conventional Corolla hatch, the Cross is 85 mm longer, 185 mm higher and 35 mm with the wheelbase remaining unchanged.
Not expected to be carried over from the Frontier though is the 231kW/381Nm 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine.
Chances are that only the Competition will be offered in South Africa.
Ford has kept the 2.2 TDCi engine, but opted to pair the new six-speed self-shifter with the 2.0-litre EcoBlue oil-burner.
It becomes an effective run-out model that won’t be renewed once dealer stock runs out.
Right hooking model is now a definite no-no from Nissan themselves.
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