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2017 Nissan Micra

2017 Nissan Micra
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The new Micra brings sporty styling inside and out, but little power to go with it

The Nissan Micra started life in the Japanese market in October of 1982 with the purpose of Competing against the Honda City and the Toyota Starlet. It was also a replacement for the ever-growing Nissan Cherry which has officially outgrown the supermini segment at the time. Over four generations, the Micra hadn’t changed much – it maintained a bubbly-like, somewhat boring appearance. But, for the 2016 Model year, Nissan ushered in a new generation. Debuting at the Paris Auto Show, the new Micra shared absolutely nothing with the previous models, except for its name. It comes complete with a new, modernized exterior and interior design, a handful of advanced safety technologies, and the option of two, 90-horsepower engines with a 73-horsepower gasoline engine available shortly after launch.

When Nissan pulled the covers off of the Micra in Paris, we here at TopSpeed were quite shocked at what Nissan had done to this bubbly little car. The days of round headlights and boring, lackluster design are long gone. Originally unable to compete with a lot of other vehicles in its segment, the Micra is now able to take on the likes of the Ford Fiesta and the Honda Jazz with pride, and it looks damn good doing it too. So, with that said, let’s take a look at Nissan’s revamped Micra and the newest threat to the supermini segment.

Updated 10/04/2016: We added all the official details and specs on the new generation Nissan Micra.

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2017 Nissan Micra Bose Personal Edition

2017 Nissan Micra Bose Personal Edition

A premium sound system rides with Nissan’s resident subcompact

The Nissan Micra is a good subcompact car that Nissan has relied on to compete against the likes of the Ford Fiesta and the Honda Jazz. It’s certainly made a name for itself in its segment, but the last thing you’d probably associate with the Micra is a premium sound system company like Bose. Then again, the auto industry is a business of never-ending surprises, and we were treated to one such surprise at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Nissan brought with it the Micra Bose Personal Edition, a special edition iteration of the subcompact car that was developed to celebrate the collaboration between Nissan and, you guessed it, Bose.

There is some initial surprise in seeing a car like the Micra get the full Bose treatment, but once that first reaction wears off, you’ll be happy to know that the Micra Bose Personal Edition is actually a pretty interesting offering. Sure, Bose is heavily involved, particularly when it comes to the car’s sound system, but the car isn’t just about Bose either. It also has a choice of unique paint colors and a wide range of added accessories courtesy of the car’s very own personalization program.

Yep, the Nissan Micra has its own version of Porsche Exclusive or McLaren Special Operations, relative, of course, to the quality and price point of its segment. Oh, and while we’re at it, the Micra Bose Limited Edition also has a trove of tech and standard equipment, all thanks to the fact that the whole run of limited edition models – 3,000 in total – are based on the range-topping Tekna trim.

As far as cars with personalities are concerned, the Nissan Micra Bose Personal Edition makes no bones about what makes it special. You can point to the fancy-schematic color scheme or the aforementioned menu of tech and equipment, but at the end of the day, this limited run version of the Micra is all about Bose.

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Nissan Micra Receives Its First Special Edition In Geneva

Nissan Micra Receives Its First Special Edition In Geneva

Nissan has launched the first special edition for the fifth-generation Micra subcompact car. It’s called the Bose Personal Edition and it features some wild color accents on the outside, an even wilder interior color scheme, and of course, an upgraded Bose sound system. Nissan is making 3,000 examples available to Europeans starting in the summer of 2017.

The Bose Personal Edition is based on the Micra’s range-topping trim, the Tekna grade. Both the turbocharged 0.9-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine and the 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel will be available. But the drivetrain options aren’t the story. Rather is the attention-grabbing color scheme and blaring radio.

The Micra comes in a choice of Enigma Black or Gunmetal Grey – both accented by the bright Energy Orange stripes and wheel inserts. The orange color is also found on the side mirrors. Special badging on the B-pillar denotes this being a Bose Personal Edition.

Inside, the black interior is heavily brightened by the fiery orange color. The seats have orange accents along the bolsters and down the backrests. The Center console gets padded leather pieces colored in the stuff. Even the center dash section burns brightly with Energy Orange. Quite honestly, the finished product isn’t terrible looking. In fact, it adds quite the personality to Nissan’s little economy car.

But the biggest news is the stereo. It only uses six speakers but maximizes sound via Bose’s latest signal processing technology. “We engineered the Bose Personal sound system to deliver unexpectedly big sound from a limited number of components,” said Marc Mansell, VP at Bose Automotive Systems. “Using just six high-performance speakers and our latest signal processing technology, the system rewards Micra owners with a superior, fully-customizable audio experience unlike anything else available today.”

Beyond the stereo, the car includes navigation, Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition, Traffic Sign Recognition, High Beam Assist, and Intelligent Lane Intervention. Options include Nissan’s Around View Monitor, heated front seats, and a spare tire.

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New Nissan Micra Debuts In Paris With Revolutionary Design

New Nissan Micra Debuts In Paris With Revolutionary Design

Will bring new tech and engines to the market

The highly-anticipated fifth-generation Nissan Micra made its global debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Sporting a revolutionary design that sets it apart from the not-so-exciting fourth-gen car, the new Micra remained faithful to the Sway concept unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

What makes it revolutionary, you ask?

Well, the Micra has always been a car that didn’t adhere too much to the rest of the Nissan family in terms of design. The small hatchback usually featured styling cues of its own, while the overall impression was that of a bubble on wheels. All told, it wasn’t exactly exciting to look at — even though some found it to be cute — compared to most of its competitors. This changes with the fifth-generation car, which was redesigned to include most of the design language seen on larger Nissan models.

Specifically, it now has a large V-motion grille flanked by squinty, sporty looking headlamps, boomerang-shaped taillights, a floating roof with blacked-out B- and C-pillars, a sculpted character line that runs from the nose all the way back to the tailgate. The hatchback is also lower, wider, and longer than its predecessor, which not only gives it a more aggressive stance, but also provides a lot of extra interior room.

Speaking of the cabin, it is packed with state-of-the-art technology and numerous features usually available in larger cars. The Micra comes with Lane Departure Prevention, a segment first, Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition, a first for Nissan vehicles in Europe, as well as Intelligent Around View Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition, High Beam Assist and Blind Spot Warning

The engine lineup now includes a 0.9-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder, gasoline unit and a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder diesel, both developing 90 horsepower and both shared with other Nissan and Renault cars. A naturally aspirated 73-horsepower 1.0-litre gas mill will be added to the lineup later on. European sales are set to commence from March 2017.

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2017 Nissan Micra

2017 Nissan Micra

The new Micra brings sporty styling inside and out, but little power to go with it

The Nissan Micra started life in the Japanese market in October of 1982 with the purpose of Competing against the Honda City and the Toyota Starlet. It was also a replacement for the ever-growing Nissan Cherry which has officially outgrown the supermini segment at the time. Over four generations, the Micra hadn’t changed much – it maintained a bubbly-like, somewhat boring appearance. But, for the 2016 Model year, Nissan ushered in a new generation. Debuting at the Paris Auto Show, the new Micra shared absolutely nothing with the previous models, except for its name. It comes complete with a new, modernized exterior and interior design, a handful of advanced safety technologies, and the option of two, 90-horsepower engines with a 73-horsepower gasoline engine available shortly after launch.

When Nissan pulled the covers off of the Micra in Paris, we here at TopSpeed were quite shocked at what Nissan had done to this bubbly little car. The days of round headlights and boring, lackluster design are long gone. Originally unable to compete with a lot of other vehicles in its segment, the Micra is now able to take on the likes of the Ford Fiesta and the Honda Jazz with pride, and it looks damn good doing it too. So, with that said, let’s take a look at Nissan’s revamped Micra and the newest threat to the supermini segment.

Updated 10/04/2016: We added all the official details and specs on the new generation Nissan Micra.

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2016 Nissan Micra Cup Limited Edition

2016 Nissan Micra Cup Limited Edition

The Nissan Micra might not be available here in the U.S., but it’s quite a popular car in Europe and Asia. Often praised for its reliability, good build quality, and user friendliness, the Micra soldiered on for more than three decades and four generations as of 2016. Sure, early models were far from safe in the event of a crash and the current model has been criticized for the lack of headroom in the rear and a cramped trunk, but that didn’t stopNissan from developing a Nismo-badged version back in 2013. For 2016, the Japanese are offering yet another motorsport-inspired model, this time around based on the Micra Cup race car.

I know it may seem shocking, but yes, the Nissan Micra has its very own racing series in some countries, including Canada, where the Nissan Micra Cup debuted in 2015. Not to mention that the Micra isn’t exactly new to the racing scene. The supermini made its motorsport debut in 1987 and it has since been used in various racing series, including rallying. This tradition continues in 2016 with a new edition of Canada’s Micra Cup and to celebrate the event, Nissan is launching the Cup Limited Edition model.

"Canada’s most affordable subcompact, the Nissan Micra, and Canada’s most affordable race series, the Nissan Micra Cup, are developing a passionate following. I am delighted to offer enthusiasts of both the Nissan Micra and the Nissan Micra Cup a new model that brings a sense of spec series racing to public roads," said Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada.

The new hatch is set to arrive in dealerships in early spring 2016.

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2012 Nissan Micra Nismo Concept

2012 Nissan Micra Nismo Concept

Nissan’s in-house tuning division, Nismo, has been busy the past few months rolling out performance tuned concepts one after another. We’ve already seen the Juke Nismo Concept, the 370Z Nismo Concept, and the Leaf Nismo Concept a few months ago.

Now, it’s the Nissan Micra’s turn.

Unveiled at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Micra Nismo comes packed with some appealing aerodynamic modifications that’s right in line with what the Juke and Leaf had.

On the outside, the Micra Nismo comes with a bolder styling that’s a far departure from the mild-mannered look of the standard model. It has a modified front grille, a redesigned door mirror design, a new rear lip spoiler, and a slew of other aerodyamic parts that adds an aggressive tone to the little hatchback. Just like the Juke Nismo Concept, the Micra Nismo was given a Pearl White paint finish with matching red highlights. Inside, Nismo also added and modified a few more amenities, including new sports seats, a custom steering wheel, and a dash of high-quality interior trim.

Then there’s the performance enhancements. Despite not releasing any figures for the car, Nismo wasn’t unabashed in saying that the Micra Nismo comes with a lowered suspension, as well as getting fitted with new light alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance tires.

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2011 Nissan Micra DIG S

2011 Nissan Micra DIG S

The 2011 Geneva Motor Show is turning into a regular environmental fair - with the exception of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 of course - and now Nissan is joining the bunch with a special Micra model. The new Micra DIG S will be powered by a petrol engine, but that engine will only produce 95g/km of CO2. Sales will begin Summer 2011.

The new Micra DIG S is powered by a 1.5 liter four-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger engine that delivers a total of 98 HP and 142Nm of torque, while emitting only 95g/km for the manual version and 115 g/km for the CVT version. The car can hit a top speed of 112mph when coupled with a manual gearbox. The DIG-S uses the Miller cycle and direct petrol injection to raise the compression ratio to 13 to one for greater combustion efficiency and a supercharger for instant throttle response and added power.

"Ultra low emissions with no compromise when it comes to drivability means the Micra DIG-S sets new standards for the current generation of city cars. No other petrol-powered compact hatchback can beat its overall efficiency... and it is more than a match for an equivalent diesel. We have been able to achieve this ultra low CO2 figure in a cost effective package and without the complication of particulate filters needed to clean up diesel engine emissions and which are not entirely compatible with a car that spends much of its life in the city."

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2010 Nissan Micra

2010 Nissan Micra

Nissan unveiled today the fourth generation Micra at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Micra is built on Nissan’s all-new V-platform, and will go on sale in Thailand in March and European sales will begin in November this year.

For the European market the new Micra will be offered with a choice of two engines: both are variations on Nissan’s all-new naturally aspirated HR12 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine. Both of them are mated to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or Nissan’s all-new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

The new Micra will be offered with a new ‘parking space measurement’ (PSM) device with three skill levels (amateur, normal and expert), an Intelligent Key, Nissan Connect, Nissan’s accessible touch-screen combined audio and satellite navigation system, glass roof, automatic wipers, speed sensitive volume on the audio, a push button start-stop system in addition to a drive computer which supplies drivers with real time fuel economy information, cruising range and outside temperature.

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2008 Nissan Micra 160 SR

2008 Nissan Micra 160 SR

First launched in 1982, the Micra is now in its third generation and has fast become the best-selling Nissan car in Europe. Over 1.3 million units of the previous Micra have been sold between 1993 and 2002. Micra’s B-platform is the first ever to be shared within the framework of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

The culmination of a two-year project to develop a range-leader which would add spice and dynamism to the Micra range, the 160SR is intended for enthusiastic drivers.

Central to the 160SR’s character is the 1.6-liter 16 valve four cylinder twin cam engine. An all-aluminum low friction design, the engine is also notably lighter than similar capacity units from rival manufacturers. To produce sharper, sportier handling the suspension has been stiffened and the power steering modified to give greater feel and feedback.

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2007 Nissan Micra

2007 Nissan Micra

A more mature Micra will be one of the stars of Nissan’s stand at the Frankfurt motor show. Micra celebrates its upcoming fifth birthday with subtle changes to its external appearance, interior trim, as well as the addition of new items of user-friendly equipment.

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2007 Nissan Micra Colour +

2007 Nissan Micra Colour +

The Micra Colour + Concept show car has been designed and conceived at Nissan Design Europe, the company’s European design headquarters in London, to showcase the latest colour and paint technology and to highlight the changes that have been made to the entire Micra range.

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Nissan Micra C+C going to Japan

Nissan Micra C+C going to Japan

Nissan’s Sunderland Plant has started exporting its second model to Japan in the space of just 10 weeks. In March, QASHQAI became the first Sunderland-built model in over a decade to be exported back to Nissan’s home market. Now, the plant’s Micra C+C convertible will join it on dealer forecourts across the country. Although Japanese motorists have been driving the hatchback version of Micra since 2002 (when it was launched under the name ‘March’) this is their first opportunity to enjoy the car (...)

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Nissan launches charity collection

Nissan launches charity collection

Nissan is following in the footsteps of Madonna and Kate Moss by launching its own limited edition fashion collection with Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Micra and Micra C+C – the CHIC. Nissan will donate £200 from the sale of every CHIC to the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign.
Only 500 CHIC models will be made and 220 Micra CHICs will feature an exclusive body colour – Waterfall Green – to match this year’s Fashion Targets logo. 280 Micra C+C CHICs will also be available in either (...)

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Nissan Micra C+C Open For Pre-Orders

Nissan Micra C+C Open For Pre-Orders

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced it will begin taking pre-orders for the Micra C+C (Coupe + Convertible) from May 11, 2007. The new model will be introduced in Japan in mid-July.
Micra C+C, the coupe/convertible model of the Micra, initially launched in Europe in November 2005, continues to be a popular and distinctive model in the range. Micra C+C’s roomy interior is one of its most appealing features. Its warm and high quality interior trim has been carried over from the base Micra (...)

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Nissan Micra Face Lift

Nissan Micra Face Lift

Not available for the American Cnsumption, but very funny pictures! A a real good example of not to do with your car!

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2005 Nissan Micra C+C

2005 Nissan Micra C+C

The latest chapter in the Micra story is set to open with the arrival of the Micra C+C coupé/convertible which was designed and engineered in the UK and will be built here, too. Thanks to its clever folding roof, Micra C+C allows owners the best of both worlds: fresh air when the weather allows and hardtop protection when it doesn’t. But the Micra C+C has another trick up its well-tailored sleeve - a C-VIEW® glass roof that allows the elements to be enjoyed even in the depths of winter, a first in its class. Just as well because sales start in time for Christmas.

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2002 Nissan Micra

2002 Nissan Micra

Underlining the company’s product-led renaissance, the Micra 2002 was the third Nissan launched in just 12 months, and was continuing to be Nissan’s biggest volume seller in Europe. It joins the new Primera and X-Trail to spearhead Nissan’s resurgence in Europe.

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