Paris Motor Show: 2017 Nissan Micra Revealed
The fifth generation Micra is based on a new CMF-B platform, comes with a downsized turbocharged petrol engine, and features a sharp new styling!
Nissan has revealed the fifth generation Micra at the ongoing 2016 Paris Motor Show. The Japanese automaker teased the all-new hatchback for the first time a few days back. The new Micra will go sale in Europe from March 2017, while there is no official statement about its Indian debut from the automaker yet. However, Nissan is likely to launch it in India maybe in a couple of years.
In terms of design, the 2017 Micra is not even remotely related to the model it will be replacing next year, with its sharp and bold styling. The cute little hatchback has been mutated into a larger and wider rouge offering.
The Micra has adopted Nissan’s current design language, featuring elements such as distinctive V-motion grille, sharp character line running across the length of the vehicles, floating roof (kink in the C-pillar) and boomerang-shaped lights.
The new Micra has dramatically grown in size; there is a whopping 174mm increment in the overall length, along with healthy 77mm and 75mm increments in overall height and wheelbase, respectively.
- Length: 3,999mm
- Width: 1,743mm
- Height: 1,455mm
- Wheelbase: 2,525mm
Interior and Features
Like we have said before, the new Micra features a similar dashboard as the Kicks compact SUV. Indeed, both the vehicles feature a production-spec iteration of the Nissan Sway concept's dashboard. According to Nissan, this is a ‘gliding-wing shaped’ dashboard and it also comes with personalisation options.
Similar to the Kicks, the Micra will come with a brand new flat-bottom steering wheel and a dual-pod with a large MID screen instrument cluster setup.
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In terms of infotainment, the 2017 Micra will come with Nissan’s latest 7-inch infotainment system, with features such as satellite navigation, downloadable apps and Siri voice control via Apple CarPlay. It will feature an all-new six-speaker Bose Personal sound system, which, according to Nissan, is developed through close collaboration with the automaker.
Platform and Engines
The new Micra is based on Renault-Nissan alliance's CMF-B platform. The hatch also shares Active Ride Control (which tweak engine torque and brake pressure for a smoother ride) and Active Trace Control (subtly applies the brakes to aid cornering) with crossovers such as the India-bound X-Trail and the Qashqai for improved ride and handling.
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Mechanically, the Micra will come with three engine options – two petrol and one diesel – initially in the European market. At the time of launch, the Micra will come with a choice of HR09DET 0.9-litre turbocharged petrol, which is good of 90PS of max power and 140Nm of peak torque (+10Nm with boost), and the familiar K9K 1.5-litre dCi diesel producing 90PS of power and 220Nm of torque. A 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol – producing 73PS/95Nm – will be added later. All the engines will come standard with a 5-speed manual as of now.
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