Nissan Sway concept previews forthcoming Micra

Nissan Sway

You can always tell there's a motor show on the horizon, as car manufacturers turn their hype machines into overdrive, releasing endless 'teaser' images and video clips, showing only the most fleeting glimpses of their new models.

Things have been no different in the run-up to the Geneva motor show, which opens its doors to the press tomorrow (We'll be running a live blog, reporting on all the hottest reveals as they happen). Nissan in particular has been ramping up the attention for its Sway concept car, which is due to get its big reveal in Switzerland.

A striking design study is nothing new in motor show terms, of course, but the Sway concept could just be something to get all excited about, as it points towards the styling of the forthcoming Micra supermini, which is due to be launched in around 18 months' time.

Riding high on the success of its Qashqai and Juke crossovers, Nissan is hoping to apply the same magic to the compact hatchback market, one of the most popular in Europe.

All will be revealed tomorrow, but in true motor show style, there's a brief video below to whet your appetite.