After making its Australasian debut at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, the new Nissan Micra will launch in New Zealand soon
The new Nissan Micra features fresh styling and a funky new interior, aimed to attract a wider audience than its predecessor.
A single powertrain option will be available in New Zealand, with two specification grades.
Standard will be a 1.5L four-cylinder petrol engine producing 75kW of power. When mated to the four-speed automatic transmission, fuel consumption is a reported 6.6L/100km and emissions 156g/km.
The Micra comes standard with Vehicle Dynamic Control, Anti-Lock Brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist, as well as dual front, front side and curtain airbags on both models.
A multifunction Drive Computer and air conditioning are standard, along with remote entry, CD player, auxiliary input jack and steering wheel-mounted controls for the audio system.
The top-of-the-range Micra Ti model offers extras like keyless entry and push button engine start/stop, Climate Control air conditioning, 15-inch alloy wheels and front fog lights. For the ladies – handbag storage on the front passenger’s seat or seat squab.
The new model is 85mm longer than the previous Micra, with a tight 9.0m turning circle.
Nissan says weight saving has been a focus of the design team, with a lightweight, rigid roof panel that includes boomerang-shaped grooves to reduce the transmission of noise and vibration into the cabin. And 98%of the materials used in construction are recyclable.
Pricing and launch timing of the Micra will be announced later in the year.
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