Nissan upgrades the Pixo with new exterior colours and more efficient engine

Article by Christian A., on June 14, 2012

In time for the summer, Nissan refreshed its compact city car – the new Pixo. It now features fresh exterior colours, an enhanced interior and a plunge in CO2 emissions to 99g/km, which is important in order to qualify for tax and toll savings. The Pixo is a vehicle ideal for the urban environment. It is powered by an efficient three-cylinder engine and its compact dimensions make it easy to maneuver through traffic in the city.

Its engine was tuned and it also received aerodynamic improvements so that its CO2 emissions levels can be reduced by 4g/km to 99g/km. As a result, those who buy the Pixo can benefit from tax reductions and an exemption from congestion charges.

The Pixo’s interior is also improved. Its appearance is classier as black is now the color of the door trims around the glovebox and centre console instead of grey.

Each Pixo features an electronic auto-dimming rear view mirror, which is typically found in luxury cars. Buyers can choose from two new metallic colors: Glistening Grey and Midnight Purple. There are also six other shades.

It’s surprising how with all these features, the Pixo remains as affordable as it is. The Visia is priced from £7,250 while the top-of-the-line n-tec five-door model is priced at £8,250.

The Nissan Pixo's one of a kind design components are concentrated on its front end styling, which includes the Nissan family six slot double-deck grille on either side of a middle U-shaped area containing the Nissan roundel. There are strong headlights on either side of that.

Taking after the lead set by Micra, the highest point of the tall triangular-shaped headlights is marginally raised so they can be effectively seen from the driving seat to aid the driver "put" the auto when parking. The light assemblies settle over a full width bumper bar, colored black to be in contrast with the color of the body. The bumper itself is situated inside a deep front spoiler integrating an air intake.

Giving Nissan Pixo an appealing edge, the beltline delicately ascends towards the back of the auto, where it wraps around the upswept back side window. This is further complemented by the lower swage line which connects the augmented wheel curves, underlining the auto's long wheelbase and broad footprint.

Nissan Pixo additionally has an unmistakable descending sweep of the roofline that runs to the back of the car from its topmost point only in front of the B-Pillar. The huge greenhouse aids outward visibility and guarantees an airy cabin.

At the back, the same treatment to the front part sees a broad dark hued bumper bar extending the full width of the car to give protection from scratches and bumps. Like the front, a standout amongst the most striking styling components is the strong treatment of the light assemblies, giving Pixo an unmistakable appearance. The whole bumper and lower valence segment are specifically tailored to the Nissan variant of the vehicle.

The exterior is finished by the split-spoke styling of the wheel covers on the basic setup of 14 inch wheels, which are intended to make the wheels look like alloys. Alloy wheels are actually also being offered.

Topics: nissan, city car

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