Nissan Facelifts the Micra, Gives It Styling and Equipment Upgrades [w/Video]

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Only three years after its launch, the Nissan Micra has received a restyling that includes revised front and rear ends, an interior makeover plus new equipment features.

Available with two new colors (pearl metallic Pacific Blue and metallic Platinum Sage) and new 16-inch and 15-inch alloy wheels, the facelifted Micra sports a more expressive face thanks to the redesigned headlights and grille, which incorporates Nissan’s new design identity due to the presence of the chromed extended V-shaped motif. Other changes include the redesigned bumper that now includes a larger lower grille and triangular fog lights.

At the rear, the changes are less obvious, with the revised taillights incorporating LEDs and longer tailgate being the most important. Nissan says the bonnet and fenders are also new.

On the inside, the new Micra features a new center console with restyled air vents, plus improved instrument graphics ahead of the driver and details such as the use of gloss black finish on the center console and a silver look to the gear selector finisher. The seats and door pads feature new fabrics, with Visia and Acenta grades sporting a tricot/tricot mesh woven fabric while top Tekna models have a suede-like fabric with double stitching.

The facelifted Micra also comes with dash-mounted Aux-in and USB slots linked to all audio units, plus a new 12V socket.

Available equipment includes the latest NissanConnect navigation and communication system, which has new features and a bigger 5.8-inch screen (up from 5-inches) with chromed controls. There’s also an advanced parking aid available.

Under the bonnet, the Nissan Micra is available with the same three-cylinder gasoline engines as before: the base 80 PS 1.2-liter unit and the turbocharged 98 PS 1.2-liter that averages 4.1 liters/100 km (56 mpg), thanks in part to an automatic stop/start system.

The facelifted Micra will reach dealer showrooms across Europe in September.

By Dan Mihalascu


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