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Nissan Micra BOSE Personal Edition brings in-car audio experience to whole new level

It’s a small hatch with a big bang! And we mean literally a big loud bang. After all, the new Nissan Micra BOSE Personal Edition just unfurled at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show features the latest in premium in-car audio technology.

As you might have guessed and as the moniker indicates, this edition of the fourth generation Nissan Micra supermini is loaded with premium audio technology courtesy of one of the leaders in this aspect, BOSE. Made to celebrate the carmaker’s partnership with BOSE, the Nissan Micra BOSE Personal Edition – derived from the Tekna trim of the supermini -- promises to bring an immersive listening experience coming from all angles, especially for the driver.

This is because this special edition of the supermini features BOSE Personal sound system, which the audio specialist has specifically designed and developed for the Nissan Micra. This Personal sound system is accompanied by twin BOSE UltraNearfield speakers that have been integrated into the headrest of the driver’s seat.

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2017 Nissan Micra shows its new design at 2016 Paris Motor Show

Nissan has unveiled the evolutionary fifth generation of its Micra small hatchback at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The new Nissan Micra Gen5 is as appealing as it is revolutionary, offering more interior room, a stiff yet agile chassis and new downsized turbo drivetrains.

Since the new Micra features a longer wheelbase and increased width, it offers class-leading interior room, with the gliding-wing shaped dashboard augmenting this light and spacious feel. 

Nissan also provided the new Micra with a new brushless electric power steering system that allows for faster response and greater steering feel.

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Nissan is replacing Versa with Micra in Canada

Nissan is launching its low-priced and fuel efficient Micra subcompact in Canada in April, as part of its bid to gain Canadian market share. The for-Europe styled Micra will try to take advantage of the fact that Canada’s more populous eastern provinces prefer European tastes in cars, remarked Nissan vice president for North American product planning.

The Micra will replace the low-selling American-styled Versa sedan. "The Versa sedan didn't do well in Canada and we are stopping it now, with the introduction of the Micra," Loing remarked. "The Micra will be more to their liking." Nissan said this month that the Micra will have starting manufacturer's suggested retail price of C$9,998 -- $1,900 less than the current Versa sedan in Canada.

The car will be powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine providing 109 hp and 107 pounds-feet of torque.  Loing said that Nissan is aiming to significantly improve its position in Canada, adding that part of the solution is to consider that Quebec and the eastern part represent a different kind of market, and “adjust to that difference."

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Nissan unveils new iManual app for the new Micra

Nissan has released a new smartphone app called iManual, a digitalized version of the car manual. It will be available for the new Micra, and will contain information within the car’s manual. The new iManual also includes visual recognition software that allows owners to identify dashboard symbols and switches through their phone’s camera.

Nissan sees the iManual as a big hit, aimed at helping owners learn more about their car. It was conceived after research showed that motorists in the United Kingdom are no fans of their current car manuals. A recent online survey by Nissan showed that only 57 percent had consulted their manual, while only 13 percent had used it more than twice.

Most of those surveyed said they quickly gave up on their manuals after failing to find the information they needed. Around 13 percent said that they just keep their manual on a bookshelf with 10 percent admitting they didn’t even know where it was.

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Nissan is overhauling the interior of its Nissan Micra supermini as part of a number of mid-life changes intended to peel off the vehicle’s budget car tag. Nissan is endowing the Micra with a number of “comprehensive” changes that goes “deeper than a mere makeover.”

These changes include equipping the Micra with new technology and entertainment options like the larger, 5.8-inch touchscreen that features the latest NissanConnect infotainment system, enhanced with Google search technology. The Micra now features a new trim, higher-quality fabrics and more textured plastics, enhancing its visual appeal. It is not only the interior of the Micra that received a makeover but also the exterior.

The Micra boasts of a different front end, with a new grille, bonnet, bumper, headlights and foglight surrounds. The supermini’s rear sports new LED lights, revised tailgate trim and a redesigned bumper.

Read the entire article 2013 Nissan Micra Facelift gets interior overhaul to peel off budget car tag

This year, the Nissan Micra is celebrating three decades of vehicle dependability and affordability, as well as popularity. Riding on the saying that “life starts at 30,” Nissan is marking a new milestone in Micra’s three decades and four generations of existence by announcing a range of new ‘30’ themed offers for owners of the supermini.

Drivers who have owned Micras for more than three years are all qualified to take advantage of an MOT for as little as £30. Qualified owners could avail of new accessories, including a 30-percent discount off tires and windscreen wiper blades. Qualified owners could also avail of a 30-percent discount off Micra brake pads and batteries, which are now available from just £45.

All prices already include VAT as well as a free fitting. Chris Marsh, Aftersales Director, remarked that Micra’s loyal customers have been instrumental to the supermini’s success over the past 30 years. He noted that Nissan is making the new offers to mark “this great achievement” and to say a “big thank you” to all Micra owners. To avail of the offers, you just need to visit your dealership.

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We saw a preview of a facelifted Nissan Micra when its March equivalent was launched in Thailand. The Micra was set to undergo upgrades soon after it went on sale in early 2011 in a very competitive supermini market. From the photographs that were released, we saw that the March/Micra has a bolder front grille and bumper arrangement.

Meanwhile, the new headlamps make it aesthetically more interesting. Among the changes made to the rear are LED lights and a new lineup of alloy wheel designs. The interior seems to keep the architecture of the existing Micra but it comes with several improved switchgear and materials. Nissan makes these changes after the cabin’s appearance was criticized.

It’s not probable that Nissan will change the engine range of the Micra, even when the European market asked for a small diesel. This means that it will continue to offer a 1.2-litre petrol engine in either naturally aspirated or supercharged forms.

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Nissan has brought down the price of its Micra supermini range, giving consumers more value. At this price, it competes with the city cars. With a starting price of £7,995 for its entry-level Visia variant, the Micra supermini range boasts of value-added standard equipment like Bluetooth, an auxiliary input for MP3 players.

The Micra Visia is offered through the PCP deal for just £99 per month. The next-level variant, the Acenta, boasts of additional equipment like 15-inch alloys, air conditioning, front fog lamps and a leather steering wheel.  The Acenta model is available for a starting price of £9,995, or for just £119 per month on a PCP deal.

The third-level model of the Micra range, the Acenta Connect, has been added features like Nissan’s award-winning Connect touchscreen satnav system and Bluetooth for hands-free telephone calls and music streaming. Interested buyers could avail of the Acenta Connect for just £10,495 or for £129 per month on a PCP deal.

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At the annual Tokyo Auto Salon, Nissan’s Nismo unveiled a performance tuned concept based on the Nissan Micra minicar that’s available overseas. This event is attended by the popular tuning firms like HKS, GReddy and Veilside. Recently, the in-house tuners of major automakers like Nismo, Mugen and TRD have showed various modified cars and concepts at recent shows. This model is the third sports compact that Nismo released.

It follows on the Juke Nismo Concept and the Leaf Nismo Concept to reiterate Nismo’s expansion plans to be a real competitor to well-known performance brands such as BMW’s M Division and Mercedes-Benz AMG.

The exterior of this newest Micra concept comes with a lower stance and more aggressive styling from a modified front grille design and the use of purposeful, efficiency-improving aeroparts that were being developed as part of Nismo's racing technology.

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Nissan has opened the order book for two new models. The automaker adds to its Micra range with two special models named Kuro (which means black in Japanese) and Shiro (which translates to white). Nissan based these models on the mid grade Acenta specification but they come with several features that are typically found only on the range-topping models. Sapphire Black, a new metallic paint, is used on the Kuro.

Meanwhile, Shiro is offered with a choice of two white shades, either Pearl or Alabaster. Both get a glamorous accent. Shiro and Kuro are fitted with an ivory-effect dashboard and lighter seat trim. The additional equipment includes heated front seats, parking sensors with parking space measurement, and climate control.

For only £400, an integrated satellite navigation system known as Nissan Connect could be installed on the vehicle. The tailgate is where a special badge is placed. The new models have both Micra engines and transmissions. The 1.2-litre normally-aspirated and new supercharged DIG-S powerplants are also available with manual or CVT automatic transmissions. Prices begin at £11,550 for a 1.2-litre manual.

Read the entire article Nissan Micra Kuro and Shiro editions introduced in the UK

Sales of Nissan’s top-seller in Europe, the Micra subcompact, have been affected by its move to launch the model without a diesel powertrain and to produce the car in India. Market researcher JATO Dynamics said that in the first half, sales in Europe of the new Micra dropped by 9.5%.

Nissan’s No.1-seller car is now the Quashqai, with a 7% increase in sales in the first half. Nissan launched the Micra in Europe late last year. 2011 is expected to be a good year for hatchback sales because typically, a product line receives a huge boost in the first full year of being available on the market.

Carlos Da Silva, an analyst for IHS Automotive, said that the Micra's high-efficient gasoline engine has low CO2 emissions that are comparable to that of diesel engines, according to Autonews.

Read the entire article Nissan Micra sales hit by the absence of diesel engines, production switch

Six million units of the Nissan Micra have been sold since it was introduced in 1982. The Micra (known as March in Japan) has never been offered in the U.S. but it has been very successful in its home market for almost 30 years. Recently, it has become popular in emerging markets such as China and India.

The 6-millionth mark was reached near the end of May but its global sales continue to go up. Nissan believes that its appeal stems from being drivable, affordable, and due to its high quality. Between 1982 and 1992, the Micra sold 1.65 million units.

The original model had a strong finish as it ended its 10-year production run and jumped into a new generation. The fourth generation was launched at Geneva last year. As of the end of May 2011, the Micra has sold 170,000 units in 56 countries.

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Nissan Motors is introducing a new petrol engine that produces just 95g/km of carbon dioxide, one of the lowest in the world today. This means that the company’s drive on reducing emissions is not only restricted to creating electric vehicles like the award-winning Nissan LEAF. The engine, known as the DIG-S, is a direct injection unit with a supercharger; hence the car's name: Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger.

The engine has been designed to meet and exceed the everyday driving demands of the modern world and is the ideal partner for Nissan’s smallest city car, the Micra. The engine delivers an excellent performance, exceptionally low emissions and frugal economy and technical innovation.

The DIG-S employs the Miller cycle and direct petrol injection to increase the compression ratio to 13 to 1 for greater combustion efficiency and a supercharger for instant throttle response and added power.

Read the entire article 2011 Nissan Micra DIG-S: official details, photos and specs

Nissan has launched the Micra diesel at Nissan’s Ichiban showroom in Mumbai this week. The Micra is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder 8 valve engine from sister company Renault that delivers 64 hp and 160 Nm of torque.

Nissan’s Indian subsidiaries announced that the car has an average consumption of about 23 km per liter or about 4.34 liter per 100 kilometers (53 US mpg).

As the Indian automotive market continues to grow, the demand for the small capacity diesel engines remains strong. For now, the new Nissan Micra Diesel will only be produced in and for the Indian market.

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Nissan announced today that it started exporting its ‘Made-in-India’ Global compact hatchback or the 2011 Nissan Micra, unveiled back in March at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. According to Nissan, 3866 cars left Ennore Port to cater to the demands of the European markets.

For those who don’t know, the new 2011 Nissan Micra is powered by a naturally aspirated HR12 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine delivering 59 kW or 80 hp and 108 Nm of torque as well as delivering 115g/km of CO2 emissions.

Nissan also offers a supercharged 1.2-litre direct injection engine with a start-stop system fitted as standard in Europe.

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Finally, new information has been released about the new compact saloon and MPV that will be spun off from the new Nissan Micra's small-car platform. The design is named the ‘V’ platform (which stands for versatility) and it’s meant to adapt the structure for various body styles.

Nissan expects that this new building block will later on produce a million vehicles annually. The small, four-door saloon in 2011 will be the first to arrive.

The saloon was designed primarily for sale in Asia. However, it’s likely to be offered in the UK as well, despite these small, three-box models not being as popular there.

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These are the long-awaited pictures of the next-generation supermini, the Nissan Micra, which will have its official debut next year. Several changes were observed, the most obvious of which were the addition of a MINI-style grille and Fiat Punto-like headlights.

Nissan gave the Micra its all-new V-platform (V stands for versatile) that provides more cabin space and is lighter.

Included in the plans is an MPV version of the Micra, which replaces the popular Note in late 2011.

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Nissan revealed that it will soon be producing the Micra Connect Special Edition, a car designed for urban female drivers. The car is a special version of the Micra and was inspired by an online survey, which found that women require a car that's easier to park and drive in traffic jams.

The special edition comes equipped with new dashboard electronics, as well as a voice-activated navigation system, GPS with parking and road condition information plus a separate feature that allows the driver to search for a fuel-efficient route.

Added features Bluetooth support, USB connectivity, iPod and MP3 player.

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Production of the 2011 Nissan Micra subcompact started on Monday in India. The model will go on sale in India in July and in Europe this November. In a statement, Nissan Motor Co. said that the first Micra hatchback, which Nissan claims is "the benchmark city car in Europe," started rolling out of its factory near the southern city of Chennai.

Indian showrooms will display this car starting May 25, which also marks the day when orders can be taken. Nissan Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga describes this car as having been designed with the "discerning consumer needs of India" in mind.

The fourth-generation Micra will be exported to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Production of the Micra had been moved from Nissan's plant in Sunderland, England, to its unit in India.

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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.

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