New Nissan Micra Arrives In The UK To Challenge The Fiesta [74 Pics]

Nissan is launching the all-new Micra supermini in the UK, detailing at the same time the range of its Fiesta challenger.

UK customers will be able to choose between three powertrains, an entry-level 70hp 1.0-litre petrol followed by a turbocharged three-cylinder 88hp 0.9-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre turbodiesel with 88hp.

The 0.9-litre petrol model can return a combined 64.2mpg UK (4.4lt/100km) and 99g/km of CO2 emissions but the efficiency champion of the range is the 1.5-litre diesel model with its combined 85mpg UK (3.2lt/100km) and 85g/km of CO2 emissions.

The new Micra also offers more space than its predecessor, thanks to its bigger dimensions, including a longer by 75mm wheelbase, but Nissan also wanted to give its new supermini a more dynamic character on the road, increasing its width by 78mm and decreasing its height by 55mm.

The new Nissan Micra also features a wide range of the latest active safety technologies, including Intelligent Lane Intervention, Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, High Beam Assist, Around View Monitor and Blind Spot Warning among others.

Five trim levels will be offered: Visia, Visia+, Acenta, N-Connecta and the range-topping Tekna while Nissan will also offer an extensive personalisation program for the Micra for both the exterior and the interior of the new model.

Pricing for the new Nissan Micra will be announced on April 1st – no joke, seriously.

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  • rover10

    The one problem Nissan has, is to convince buyers to purchase a Micra. The current model has little street cred, and it will be difficult to net new customers. One thing is clear, this is streets ahead of the 2016 Mirca. Will it win sales from Ford? Yes, but the new Fiesta is a very strong product and they promise a big leap in quality. I still think the Ford will be a big nut to crack…..watch this space.

  • carlokiii

    I thought the Micra was smaller than the Fiesta, but I guess it has grown bigger with each new model, and the Note was always bigger than the Fiesta.

  • John Thomson

    Aren’t those called “roller skates”?

  • emjayay

    I remember when they were cute and cheerful. This one is a shrunken version of every Nissan styling cue already seen on various models. Who knows, maybe like the Versa Note (which is a nice design in itself without any other crap) maybe it’s a credible practical low priced car.

  • surfshop

    Vast improvement over the old one

  • Infinite1

    That U shape grille that Nissan decided to use for all of their cars just remind me of buck teeth.

    • Enter Ranting

      It looks like an angry orange beaver.

  • dhoosee

    Hand-crank windows in the back seat! Great idea if you dont carry passengers back there. Heck, even if you do, it’ll give them some exercise.

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