With so many concepts being teased and unveiled over the past few days, it’s becoming a little confusing trying to keep tabs on these cars. But we’re not complaining because we’d take confusion overload over boredom any day of the week.

Having said that, we have a new Nissan concept to introduce: the Compact Sports Concept. Based on the what looks to be the future of the Micra, the Compact Sports Concept might be a little shorter – by 8cm – than the Micra but it’s got quite a cracker of a powertrain under its hood. Powering the Compact Sports Concept is a 1.6-liter turbo engine that produces 190 horsepower and mated through a CVT gearbox.

Full details are still being withheld as of the moment, but from the images that were released, there’s definitely some semblance of new-age design on the CSC, specifically in its interior. Since it’s a concept, we don’t expect the entire details of the CSC to make it to the production version – if there is one, that is.

Nissan has made no indication whether the concept will be translated into a production model but considering the details we know of the car and the design it comes with, we certainly wouldn’t mind seeing the Compact Sports Concept out on the road as a production model in the future.

  • 2011 Nissan Compact Sports Concept
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  • Engine:
    1.6-liter turbo engine
  • Transmission:
    CVT gearbox
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    190 horsepower
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  (531) posted on 02.9.2012

This concept car seems to be small for a sports car, but I found it so cute. Nissan wants to introduce a new concept called “Compact Sports Car”. I think that sounds ambitious.

  (1211) posted on 12.26.2011

I find the size of this car kind of cute. I Want to test drive this car and know how reliable it is since I can sense that it will be fuel efficient.

  (503) posted on 12.20.2011

Well, judging from how this one looks, I would definitely say that this one is already ripe to be made into a production version. Let’s just hope that the folks at Nissan also have the same thoughts.

  (683) posted on 12.4.2011

This compact sports concept really looks so cute on its platform and other exterior detailing and to be honest I truly never thought that it was a sports car! smiley Anyway, I hope that they put it on the market soon.

  (287) posted on 10.25.2011

This compact sport of Nissan is really a teaser! smiley Well, I have to admit that it is definitely a good-looking car, and it looks so elegant on its design but I have a doubt on its engine. I don’t think it is enough for this one.

  (336) posted on 10.19.2011

This one can really catch lots of attention because on its cute platform and styling. smiley but I wonder if what will the interior of this one will looks like, and I hope that they would really put this one on the market.

  (342) posted on 10.18.2011

I hope that Nissan really had a plan to put this compact sport on market production, and if they do that, I bet it will be a big success for them, and I have to agree that it is really so cute on its design.

  (526) posted on 10.10.2011

Nice concept! I would really love to have a car like this! It looks so cute and sweet on its platform and designed! I wish they would put this one the market! This one will surely be a head turner!

  (531) posted on 10.6.2011

Wow! This compact car sports concept is really so cute. It looks so sweet and humble! smiley I would really love to have this for myself or even on the road. It is very appealing on that appearance.

  (410) posted on 09.20.2011

This compact sports concept of the Nissan is so cute and I’m agree with all of them and I noticed that everyone seems so excited about it, well, I can’t blame them and I must say that me either is so excited about it and I want it for myself! smiley

  (797) posted on 09.20.2011

Wow! so cute! smiley I want it for myself and I would really love to see this on the road! When will be the debut of this concept? I really can’t wait for that!

  (409) posted on 09.14.2011

I love this cute concept! When will be the market production of this awesome and super cute car? I would love to have this car for myself. smiley

  (428) posted on 07.27.2011

I would agree with you guys. The car has an impressive look and very classy. People will drool on this one if they will see this on the road. I hope it will be released as soon as possible.

  (570) posted on 06.8.2011

Count me in on that one too. This car is certainly worth its own production run. A lot of folks would really be looking forward to this baby. I just hope that Nissan is seriously considering that.

  (553) posted on 05.27.2011

Yeah, me too, I am really looking forward to seeing this one for real. I love how it looks on these renderings and I am hoping that it will also be the same with the real thing.

  (506) posted on 05.25.2011

I think they will do that in any of the upcoming auto shows this year, I just don’t know which one to be exact. I am really eager to see this one in the flesh.

  (647) posted on 05.19.2011

When do they plan to unveil this one? I haven’t heard a lot about the car since I first read this article. Hope that they are serious in producing this one.

  (530) posted on 05.17.2011

Well, too bad that its still a concept car. So, there is a possibility that the car wouldn’t make it into production! However, I think we have to look forward for the platform of this car, this one look so futuristic.

  (474) posted on 05.17.2011

It’s has the same aesthetic with bubble car. And I think that’s one of the most beautiful version that was promised by the car manufacture in the neat future! I think this form with be hit and will make a history in the auto industry.

  (383) posted on 04.26.2011

Oh yes! there you go! I agree that this car looks like a bubble shape much cuter than a Smart cars and i think smaller too.

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