The 2017 Nissan Micra is coming to the UK in March next year.
The brand announced pricing, variants and specifications that will be available for purchase on launch day.
The Visia is the most basic model of the Micra that you could get which joins the lineup that has the Visia+, Acenta, N-Connecta and Tekna. The top of the line model is the Tekan which has a price tag of £17,295. Not every buyer may opt for the flagship model. This has prompted Nissan to offer their best even with the entry level variant. The base model is to be powered by a 1.0-liter petrol engine capable of producing upto 73 horsepower. There are plans to add the 0.9-liter three cylinder petrol and 1.5-liter diesel engine variants.
The same powertrains are already being used by Renault cars. While Nissan is sure about using them once again with the 2017 Micra, the actual variant to receive these engines is yet to be confirmed. The Acenta trim could be the one to get the 0.9- three cylinder engine priced at £14,995. The specifications of the new car is designed from the ground up to compete against Ford Fiesta. The company recently announced details about the facelifted Fiesta and Micra follows the same footsteps to ensure their competitor don’t reach the buyers as solo player.
Customization options will be plenty on the 2017 Nissan Micra including Vision and Comfort pack priced at £450 and £700 respectively. These packages when added to the Acenta trim upgrades the vehicle with a reverse camera, rear parking sensor, keyless entry, and automatic air-conditioning. The designers have increased the overall boot space in the car as they found that people wanted more area to store their luggage than larger rear seats.
A comfortable driving experience is rendered by posh interiors. The car uses posh, soft interiors from the Qashqai and has large 7.0-inch touchscreen system to control the functions. There’s a surround sound powered by Bose audio, bundled 1.5-liter water bottle and 10-liter glovebox with the essentials. All these packages are geared towards the European buyers. They may or may not be added to the UK or US version of the 2017 Nissan Micra.
According to chief design engineer, Laurent Marion, Nissan has proved their capacity with Juke, Note and Qashqai but showing their strength in a competitive segment with Micra is what they want to do. It’s a flagship for the company, said Marion.