The facelifted version of the Nissan Micra hatchback has finally been unveiled in the United Kingdom market. This is the same one that made its global debut 2 months back in the Thailand market. Though the overall design has been maintained, the car features, both internal and external, have been changed, giving a more masculine look compared to the outgoing models.
The new changed features a V-shaped trough surrounding the Nissan logo and supports new head lamps and a revised honeycomb front grille. The bumper which now features the fog lamp and the air dam also has been changed.
The Japanese automaker has re-designed the bumper and the tail light cluster which now will support the LEDs features. Inside, Nissan maintain the overall design has come with changes by fitting new panels of dark color including the revised central AC vents and the music system. The graphics for the information display system are also new and improved.
Though the UK spec Micra shall continue to be powered by the 1.2 liter petrol mill producing 76PS of 104 Nm torque. The power will be transmitted to the front wheels via its 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox. For the Indian market a diesel variant is expected, that will be powered by a 1.5 liter diesel mil producing 65PS and160 Nm of torque. This variant will only support the 5-speed manual gearbox.
The facelifted Micra is expected to go on sale in the UK market by September and shall be produced at the Japanese automakers Chennai plant. This means the facelifted Micra shall be on the roads within 2 months from now with the automatic gearbox including a low cost variant called the Micra Active.
Nissan is also going ahead with the modicum personalization on its Accenta trim models and upwards. The owners can specify color of the wheel caps and door mirrors, including customization of the air vents, gearstick surround, gear knob and the floor mats.
The current engine line-up shall continue as it is, including the entry-level of 1.2 liter 3-cylinder petrol and 1.2 liter petrol supercharged DIG-S, which is capable of giving 68.9 miles per gallon (mpg) with emission of 95g/km of carbon dioxide (CO2). The five speed manual transmission is standard while the CTV transmission will be optional.
The revised Micra will be on road by September with a nominal increased price over the pre-facelifted model.