Nissan reveals the new Micra at Geneva

Posted on Mar 5, 2010 by

New-Micra has unveiled the new fourth generation Micra at the 2010 .

The new global compact car builds on the previous model’s strengths with a more modern design, roomier interior and improved powertrain options. The new Micra was designed and tested in Japan but will be built at four international plants based in Thailand, India, Mexico and China. The new Micra goes on sale in select markets including Thailand this month. There’s no news as yet on whether it will come to the middle east.

As compared to the outgoing Micra the new model is marginally lower and slightly longer. It features a 79bhp 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine and a direct injection, supercharged version of the same engine with 97bhp. Both engines are mated to a either a five-speed manual gearbox or a new continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Equipment levels are expected to be good for a compact hatchback. Depending on the market and trim version the Micra will come loaded with power locks and windows, intelligent key, touch-screen enabled audio and a satellite navigation system, as well as a glass roof, automatic wipers, speed sensitive volume and a push button start-stop system. On the European version the safety kit includes ABS, dual front airbags, curtain and side airbags and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as standard equipment.

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