Nissan has rolled out an all-new Micra subcompact under the lights of the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
The Japanese brand says that the new Micra is totally “revolutionary” and should be a leader when it comes to technology and fuel economy. Compared to today’s Micra, the new car is lower, longer and wider, providing more interior space according to Nissan, though interior dimensions weren’t given.
Under the hood, the Micra will offer a 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel, a 0.9-liter three-cylinder turbocharged gas-powered engine and eventually a 1.0-liter naturally aspirated gas motor. Power and fuel economy were not divulged by the brand, though better aerodynamics should help in the fuel economy department.
Technology is also in no short supply for this little Nissan which will be available with lane-departure warning, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. A 7-inch touchscreen that can run Apple CarPlay and the latest Nissan infotainment system can also be had.
The new Micra will go on sale in Europe in March of 2016 and will be built at Renault’s factory in Flins, France. North American launch timing has not been announced. Currently, the Micra is sold in Canada and not the U.S., but that could change with this new generation car.
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