The 2017 Nissan Micra is coming back into the fray and this time the car is extremely aggressive in looks designed to make it appealing to European buyers.
The fifth generation hatchback car is one of the hottest selling models from the house of Nissan. The brand has to tread careful steps when revamping the model as it has a huge fan base and no radical changes should be made as it might put off potential buyers. The redesigned version was first revealed at the 2016 Paris motor show. With the model getting close to an official launch, we gather more details including its pricing and technical specifications.
Ever since the model got launched in 2003, Micra has had great support from its buyers but in recent times the model faces stiff competition from Ford Fiesta. Speaking about the new launch, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan said they are looking forward to raise expectations and show people what a supermini is capable of. From his statement, there are subtle hints that the company may launch a performance driven variant of the Micra as Ford did with their Fiesta.
A bold design is the first thing you would notice about the 2017 Nissan Micra which sports stylish sporting roof, large shoulder lines and V-motion front grille. The car is built on top of the CMF-B platform, the same platform that already powers the Renault Clio. The car promises to offer great headroom for the passengers and improved comfort for the driver. The position of the pedals, seats and infotainment systems are altered so that the driver can readily access them.
The infotainment system uses a large 7-inch touchscreen display and has satellite navigation support. Sound system from Bose is comprised of seven speaker system. The car also supports Apple CarPlay and there is one speaker integrated into the driver’s headrest for immersive audio experience. Safety features in the Micra includes high beam assist, traffic sign recognition, Around view monitor and blind spot detection.
The 2017 Nissan Micra will be available in multiple variants with the 0.9 three cylinder turbo petrol as the base variant. Other powertrains include a 1.5-liter four cylinder diesel with 89 horsepower and a 1.0-liter naturally aspirated engine scheduled to be launched at a later date. The brand has plans to launch a hybrid variant as well once the other Micra models find their way to dealership stores.