The European version of the Nissan Micra debuted just three years ago, so it’s still too early to change generations. The hatchback, however, received a serious upgrading of the engine range, which should indicate what will happen with the new Renault Clio, whose premiere will take place very soon.
Nissan Micra will no longer be available with 900-cc turbo engines, which will be replaced by a 1.0-liter unit. They also have 3 cylinders, but their power reaches 100 hp and the maximum torque is 160 Nm. The previous 900 cc engine developed 90 hp and 140 Nm. For the new engine, a 5-speed manual gearbox or Xtronic is available, where the torque is reduced to 144 Nm.
The small hatchback also received a 4-cylinder petrol engine from the 1.3-liter Energy family that uses the Nissan GT-R engine technology. The turbocharger of this unit is with electric actuators and optimized cooling channels, and the exhaust manifold is built into the unit. All this allows a reduction in fuel consumption of 0.7l/100km.
The model range includes the 1.0 DIG-T engine with 120 hp power and 180 Nm of torque, coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox. This engine is only available for the level of N-Sport with Alcantara seats, reversing camera and keyless access.
The upgraded Nissan Micra will also be available with the old 1.0-liter 3-cylinder atmospheric engine, which has a power of 74 hp, as well as the 1.5-liter dCi (90 hp) diesel engine. These two units are only available with a 5-speed gearbox.
Changes in appearance include a new grille on the radiator and a new multimedia system in the salon. Nissan European dealers already accept orders for the model.