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Nissan Micra

Meet the all-new fifth-generation Nissan Micra

The new Nissan Micra is a complete revamp of the series.

THERE’S A NEW Nissan Micra and it’s no longer, well, Micra in size.

Now into its fifth generation the Nissan Micra, like many small cars, has grown over time and this latest model looks a far cry from the original K10 from 1983.

Nissan claims the new Micra, with its longer wheelbase and increased width, is now one of the most spacious cars in its class.

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This is partly due to the fact that the new Micra will be built on the same chassis as the current Renault Clio, as part of the ongoing Renault-Nissan Alliance. The will be a range of engines including 0.9 and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines as well as a larger 1.5-litre diesel.

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First seen adorning the Sway Concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the styling now has a much sleeker and sportier look than previous Micras.

The front grille design is similar to that of the Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail, while the sweeping lines over the front wheel arches and along the flanks dispel some of the previous generations’ dull image.

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Inside, Nissan has made some big changes to both the look and quality of the cabin. A number of advanced technology systems will add to the Micra’s appeal. These include Lane Departure Prevention, Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition and the option of Intelligent Around View Monitor, Blind Spot Warning, High Beam Assist and Road Sign Recognition.

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan said:

When the first Micra appeared more than 30 years ago, it marked a revolution in the small hatchback segment and opened a new chapter for Nissan. The fifth generation Micra is just as revolutionary, and will raise expectations for what a hatchback can, and should, deliver to its customers.

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