Sales of the new, fifth generation, Nissan Micra will begin in March.
“When the first Micra appeared more than 30 years ago, it marked a revolution in the small hatchback segment and opened a new chapter for Nissan.
“The fifth generation Micra is just as revolutionary, and will raise expectations for what a hatchback can, and should, deliver to its customers,” said Carlos Ghosn Nissan Motor Company chief executive, at the car's unveiling at the Paris Motor Show today.
The car features a lower driving position, greater seat adjustment, a fully adjustable steering wheel and improved positioning of the pedals and gear lever. Nissan claims the car’s extended width and wheelbase means cabin space is among the best in class.
This Micra will offer safety technologies including lane departure prevention - a segment first - intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian recognition, a first for Nissan vehicles in Europe, as well as intelligent around view monitor, traffic sign recognition, high beam assist and blind spot warning.
An exclusive feature of the new Micra is the all-new six-speaker Bose personal sound system.
The car will come with a seven-inch full colour central display, providing access to the audio system, satellite navigation, mobile phone, downloadable apps and Siri voice control via Apple CarPlay.
At launch, the car will offer the choice of a 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel, both developing 90hp.The range will be joined soon after by a naturally aspirated 73hp 1.0-litre petrol engine.