Nissan revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show, the brand new Micra, the fourth generation of the iconic city car. The new vehicle was developed and built by the Japanese manufacturer on the new V-platform and will be assembled in at least four overseas locations as well as fine-tuned to meet the differing tastes and needs of customers in 160 countries worldwide.
The new Micra shows a unique design feature such as the double-layer integrated grille but also a distinctive arched side window line, something that is central to the Micra's heritage, identity and appeal in Europe and Japan.
Under the hood we will find the all-new naturally aspirated HR12 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine capable to deliver 59 kW or 80 hp and 108 Nm of torque as well as delivering 115g/km of CO2 emissions. Nissan will also offer a supercharged 1.2-litre direct injection engine with a start-stop system fitted as standard in Europe.
This engine delivers 72 kW or 98 hp and 142 Nm of torque while the CO2 emissions will be around 95g/km. Both engine options will be available with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or with the new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
The new Micra will be available with reversing sensors and a new parking space measurement' (PSM) device with three skill levels (amateur, normal and expert) to lessen the burden of parking in tight spaces.
Also, the new car will offer an Intelligent Key, Nissan Connect, Nissan's accessible touch-screen combined audio and satellite navigation system, glass roof, automatic wipers, speed sensitive volume on the audio, a push button start-stop system in addition to a drive computer which supplies drivers with real time fuel economy information, cruising range and outside temperature.
Regarding the security, the car is fitted with a speed-sensitive automatic door locking system. Simon Thomas, Nissan's European Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing, said: "The new Micra will continue to be the benchmark city car in Europe.
Its appeal will be enhanced by its unique combination of compact exterior dimensions, with roomy interior, small and efficient engines, and user-friendly technology. Its continued icon status is destined to be be reinforced in its fourth generation."