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.
A combined roof and side spoiler as well as an array of aerodynamic improvements have allowed the new Micra to achieve a Cd of 0.29.Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of Nissan Motor Co., remarked that the first Micra – launched over 30 years ago -- marked a revolution in the small hatchback segment while opening a new chapter for the Japanese carmaker.
He added that the Micra Gen5 is just as revolutionary as the first model, and is seen to hike expectations of a hatchback. Ghosn added that the latest generation of the Micra augments Nissan’s position as a leader in auto design while showing the carmaker’s intent to compete for the top of B-segment market in Europe.