The Figaro was introduced at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show under the slogan “Back to the Future”. Production was between 1991 and 1992. The Figaro however was by far the most popular. Only four colours were available: Topaz Mist, Emerald Green, Pale Aqua, and Lapis Grey. Only 8,000 Figaros were originally produced with an additional 12,000 added to meet demand in less than 2 years. Most of them are now in the UK and prices are slowly rising and surely set to increase as time passes.
The Figaro comes fully fitted with leather seats, air conditioning, a retro look CD player and a retractable roof that completely folds into its own boot keeping the strong design lines of the car. The Figaro engine is Nissan’s MA10ET, a turbocharged 1.0 L (987 cc). It has a three speed automatic gearbox. The car has a capacity for four people. It does around 68 mpg and has a 75bhp output.
The introduction of Nissan Figaro was made in 1989 which was designed by Shoji Takahashi who was the winner of car design competition. In the beginning, Japan was the only market where this car was sold. But soon after its appearance in Japan, it attracted a majority of UK and Ireland buyers. Due to the resemblance with Datsun Fairlady, it was imported to these countries in big numbers.
Its slogan ‘Back to the Future’ gained huge popularity and other niche auto cars like Be-1, S-Cargo and Pao were also manufactured by the same project group ‘Pike Factory’. A 75 hp engine for Nissan Figaro was introduced. The Nissan Figaro engine for sale was able to generate 106Nm torque. To represent all four seasons of the year, Figaro was launched in Emerald Green, Lapis Grey, Topaz Mist and Pale Aqua. Only 2,000 Nissan Figaro were sold in Topaz Mist colour which made them rarer.
To meet the ever increasing demand of Figaro, 12,000 were additionally built; meanwhile, only 80 of the original cars are still available. This is why they are reaching hundreds of bids on auction sites now-a-days. Servicing and parts supply is managed through specialist dealers throughout the UK.