New Micra: Nissan gives its supermini an overhaul
Nissan has given its New Micro a mid-term revamp with a range of updates and changes that goes above and beyond what most would expect at this point in a model's cycle.
It will have a new look front and rear, on top of a overhauled interior, fresh technologies, a new trim and a new centre console.
Yet the New Micra remains the vehicle that motorists know and love, keeping to the design ethos that made the supermini so popular when it first launched 30 years ago.
The exterior changes are perhaps the most obvious, with a new grille, bonnet, wings, headlamps and front bumper, giving the vehicle a stronger and more dynamic appearance.
There is a choice of two new colours: pearl metallic Pacific Blue and metallic Platinum Sage, which are being added to the eight shades customers can already choose from.
On the inside, the instrument graphics in front of the driver have been improved to make the displays easier to read, while the centre console is completely new.
The interior has been given an overhaul, with a gloss black finish for the centre console and silver gear selector, while door armrests have been given a textured feel for a higher quality look.
Motorists will also benefit from a dash-moutned aux-in port and USB slots to link to audio units and allow the driver and passengers to charge their phone while driving.
One of the most important technological advancements is the inclusion of the NissanConnect navigation and communication system with a 5.8-inch touchscreen and chrome controls. This includes a feature that calculates routes that use the least fuel, helping motorists save money.
"New Micra benefits from all the attributes of the current K13 model such as strong performance, handling and advanced technology, but with enhanced quality and a dynamic new look. The next chapter of the Micra story has begun," said Helen Perry, Micra product manager for Europe.
Posted by Sebastian Turkenburg