Spied: Next-Generation Nissan Micra

spied next generation nissan micra

Spy shots of the next-generation Nissan Micra undergoing road testing have rolled in from southern Europe.

Despite the camoflage, it’s the clear the next sub-subcompact Micra will be a departure from the bulbous current model, no doubt influenced by the Nissan Sway concept car unveiled at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show.

The spied Micra sports a lower, sculpted body, relocates the rear door handles to the upper window frame, and has a grille that won’t leave passers-by saying “d’aww…”

The next-generation Micra is expected to be revealed at the Paris Auto Show in October.

European versions of the Micra will be manufactured at the Renault plant in Flins , France, and will be powered by a range of three- and four cylinder engines.

Nissan is using the joint Renault/Nissan CMF B platform to underpin the new model, architecture that will be found in the next Nissan Juke.

The Nissan Micra is sold overseas and in Canada, but there’s no word yet on whether the upgraded microcar will get the green light in the U.S.

[Images: Sway concept, Nissan]





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  • Sector 5 Sector 5 on Mar 24, 2016

    These pics been on the net a while.. Canadian needs more on board tech & CVT for better efficiency and lower hwy rpms. I think some continents gonna have to wait longer.

  • HotPotato HotPotato on Mar 28, 2016

    YUUUGE mistake. Micra is a huge seller in Europe bc it combines the retro adorableness and tidy size of a Fiat 500 or Mini, the practicality of a 4-door, the low price of a former-Soviet brand, and the reliability of a Japanese brand. The key part of that magic combination is the retro adorableness, otherwise there are loads of other cheap sturdy subcompacts to choose. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

  • Daniel J Also, the additional 20K is spread out over a loan, which could end up closer to 24K.
  • Wolfwagen When will GM and Dodge/Ram come out with a BOF 2 door sport utility? Im not one that jumps on the first year new vehicle bandwagon, but for a new Ramcharger, I'd sleep out in front of a dealership for days to be first in line for preordering (or infront of my computer for hours)
  • Wolfwagen Is it me or does the front end look like a smaller silverado?
  • MQHokie Who decided moving all headlight control to the touchscreen was a good idea? I assume this means no manual high beam control anymore, so you're at the mercy of the automatic system that gets fooled by street lights, porch lights, sign reflections etc. Not to mention a good software bug or a light sensor failure might render the lights inoperable. With all the restrictions the NHTSA has placed on USA headlight design over the years, it amazes me that this is even legal.
  • Teddyc73 The Bronco just doesn't have enough editions and models.
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