Nissan Micra Gen5 has been revealed at the Paris Motor Show. Nissan are calling the Micra a complete redefinition of what Micra means.
Nissan have certainly tried to make the Micra more appealing with a complete new design.
A lot of the styling features are taken from the Sway Concept unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
There’s a striking V shaped grille which sees a sharp line run right to the back of the car. Other exterior styling features are bold headlights, a ‘floating roof’, the rear door handles hidden in the C-pillars and a roofline that extends into a spoiler.
They’ll be a choice of 10 exterior colours, including Energy Orange. Exterior and interior personalisation options allow up to 125 different variations allowing people to put their own stamp on a car.
The cabin size is best in class. There’s improvements to help driving more comfortable with a lower driving position, more seat adjustments, adjustable steering wheel and the optimal positioning of the pedals and gearstick.
The Micra Gen5 is the first in Nissan’s B-segment to have so many advanced safety features. These include lane departure prevention, intelligent around view monitor, traffic sign recognition, intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian recognition, high beam assist and blind spot warning.
Micra Gen5 comes with a 7-inch central display which operates the sat-nav, audio system, Siri voice control via Apple CarPlay, connected phone and downloadable apps.
A interior feature is the 6 speaker Bose Personal sound system. The system is made up of two Bose UltraNearfield speakers with Bose PersonalSpace Virtual Audio Technology which is built into the driver seat headrest. There’s also Bose Super65 speakers in the front doors and tweeters in each A-pillar.
The sound system won’t be used to drown out road noise as Nissan have made efforts to reduce noise in the cabin. Most of this is down to the aero efficiency of the roof and side spoiler.
The Micra Gen5 comes with Active Ride Control to help improve ride comfort along with Active Trace Control to reduced understeer.
Engines for the Micra Gen5 have been a key point during development and are all efficient.
When the car goes on sale, they’ll be a choice of a 0.9-litre turbocharged 3 cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel. Both variants produce 90hp.
A naturally aspirated 73hp 1.0-litre petrol engine is set to join the range at a later date.
The new Nissan Micra Gen5 will go on sale in March 2017.