Common Name: Viewt
Model Number: 40
Made In: China
The Mitsuoka Viewt is a modification of the Nissan March/Micra, intended to resemble the Jaguar Mark 2. It, along with Mitsuoka’s later Galue, encouraged larger Japanese manufacturers to produce retro-styled versions of their own cars.
When the March was updated (becoming the K12) Mitsuoka produced a new Viewt, which first appeared in September 2005. The changes in the style of the March are evident to some extent in the new Viewt: for example, the shape of the rear door has changed and the cabin appears rounder. However, Mitsuoka have persisted with their Jaguar-style front and rear. The only two-door version is the 12SR, which is based on the March 12SR.
Like the March, the new Viewt is available with 1.2-, 1.4- and 1.5-litre engines, with automatic or manual transmissions. The interior resembles the March’s; leather seats are optionally available. The 12SR version uses some of the March 12SR’s interior decoration, such as carbon fibre inserts on the dashboard.