The new Nissan Micra will be “priced to be extremely competitive against the competition”, according to a Nissan source.
The firm is eager to position its all-new supermini as an affordable choice for new drivers. Developed and built on Nissan’s all-new, global V-platform, the new Micra was designed and tested in Japan will initially be built in Thailand, India, Mexico and China.
Just two engines will be available in Europe - a 79bhp 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine with 80lb ft of torque. It emits 115g/km of CO2.
A supercharged 97bhp 1.2-litre direct injection petrol engine with a start-stop system is also available with 105lb ft of torque. It emits 95g/km of CO2.
Both engines are available with either a five-speed manual or Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Optional kit will include reverse parking sensors, a new ‘parking space measurement’ (PSM) device with three skill levels (amateur, normal and expert), a touch-screen combined audio and satellite navigation system, glass roof, automatic wipers, speed sensitive volume on the audio, and a push button start-stop system.
Sales of the New Micra/March will begin in Thailand in March, with European sales starting in the autumn.