Nissan has unveiled the fifth-generation Micra at the Paris Motor Show. The new Micra is based on Renault-Nissan's lightweight CMF B architecture (Common Module Family). The same platform also underpins the Nissan X-Trail, Renault Kwid and the Datsun redi-GO.
Powering the 2017 Nissan Micra are two engines, a 0.9 L, three-cylinder, turbocharged, petrol engine and a 1.5 L, diesel unit, both of which develop around 90 hp. It is also expected that the carmaker will also offer the Micra with a 1.0 L, naturally-aspirated, petrol mill with 73 hp of maximum power.
Since the new Micra is based on the CMF platform and the dimensions have also been increased, the Micra offers a spacious cabin. The hatchback is also loaded with features like lane departure prevention, emergency braking with pedestrian recognition, traffic sign recognition, high beam assist and blind spot warning. The infotainment system consists of a 6-speaker Bose Personal Sound System, a 7-inch display and Apple CarPlay.
On the exterior, the Micra looks attractive, as it is equipped with Nissan's signature V-Motion grille, sweptback projector headlamps with DRLs, new fog lamps, new sets of wheels, boomerang-shaped tail lamps, rear wiper and spoiler.
Nissan will offer the 2017 Micra with a choice of 10 body paint schemes and bespoke options. The car manufacturer will produce the Micra at Renault's facility in Flins, France and the sales of the hatch are expected to start in early 2017 in the international markets. Although the new Micra looks significantly more impressive than the present-generation, there is no likelihood of the model coming to India anytime soon.