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Nissan hopes to reach a wider audience with facelifted Micra

Nissan has given its Micra a makeover to help the model appeal to a wider range of customers in time for the plate-change in September.

The fourth-generation Micra was not warmly received by the mainstream media in 2010 for its focus as a global model with sedate styling.

However, Nissan has taken the criticism on board and included a new front and rear look, with sheet metal changes and an interior makeover, with new trims, two new colours and finishing touches.

The front of the Micra now feature a new grille, bonnet, wings, headlamps and front bumper. The rear gets a new bumper, LED tail lamps and a new panel at the bottom of the tailgate. Customers can also specify 15-inch and 16-inch alloys.

Interior features include gloss black finish on the centre console, silver look gear stick, new door pad fabrics, dash-mounted aux-in and USB slots for MP3 players. There is also the option of NissanConnect navigation and communication system  which has a 5.8-inch screen and chromed controls.

Like many other B-segment models which have a focus on funky European styling, the new Micra will have personalisation options on the top of the range Acenta trim designed to let customers create their own Micra.

Micra Acenta customers can specify their preferred colour of wheel centre caps and door mirrors on the exterior, while inside they can personalise their gear knob, air-vent, gear stick surround and velour mats to make their car unique.

The Micra now sits behind the Qashqai and Juke in terms of sales performance for the Nissan brand in the UK.


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  • Shedloads - 04/06/2013 11:25

    I thought facelifts were supposed to improve looks? This is the worst looking Micra ever and that's saying something. It looks like a Daewoo...remember them? Hopefully Motability will buy loads!