Nissan unveils head-turning new Micra
- Credit: Nissan
Nissan's Micra Gen5, unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, is a complete redefinition of Micra – as audacious as revolutionary.
Targeted for Europe, the world's largest hatchback market, the Micra Gen5 is styled to turn heads. It is lower, wider and longer than its predecessors and has more space inside. It also has advanced new downsized turbo drivetrains, an agile chassis and a full complement of innovative safety features.
Micra Gen5 fully embodies Nissan's latest design language, including the distinctive V-motion grille, boomerang-shaped lights and the floating roof that creates an airy feeling. Other features include rear door handles hidden in the C-pillars and an extended roofline that incorporates a spoiler.
Much attention has been paid to driver comfort, with a lower driving position for a more secure driving feel and greater seat adjustment.
As well as the most extensive set of advanced safety features available in a small Nissan, Micra Gen5 features include Active Ride Control for enhanced ride comfort, and Active Trace Control for reduced understeer and sharper handling.
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Engine efficiency has been a key objective and, at launch, the car will offer a 0.9-litre turbo petrol three-cylinder engine and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel, both developing 90hp. The range will be joined soon after by a naturally-aspirated 73hp 1.0-litre petrol unit.
The new Micra will be built at the Renault plant in Flins, France, as part of the Renault Nissan Alliance. Sales will start in Europe from March 2017.
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