Production of 2017 Nissan Micra (March) has started in Europe earlier this week. The new Micra is manufactured in Flins, France at Alliance partner Renault’s plant. The fifth generation Micra is the first Nissan to be built at a Renault plant in Europe and the same facility also produces the Renault Clio and Renault Zoe.
The new generation Nissan Micra measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,742 mm in width, 1,452 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,525 mm, making it longer, wider and lower than ever before.
The 2017 Nissan Micra is offered in five grades in Europe: Visia, Visia+, Acenta, N-Connecta and Tekna. The Visia grade comes with features like LED daytime running lights, electric door mirrors, rear spoiler, two-tone dashboard, Hill Start Assist, Intelligent Emergency Braking. The Visia+ trim level adds air-conditioning and an entry-level 2-speaker audio system. The Acenta grade adds body-colored door mirrors, body-colored door handles, cruise control, 7.0-inch Display Audio touch screen infotainment system with four speakers and two-tone upholstery.
The N-Connecta trim level comes with front fog lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, folding heated door mirrors, leather steering wheel, automatic air-conditioning and 7.0-inch NissanConnect touch-screen infotainment system. The range-topping Tekna trim level adds 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing camera, rear parking sensors and 6-speaker BOSE Personal audio system.
The 2017 Nissan Micra is available with three engine options in Europe. The base is a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine good for 73 PS and 95 Nm of torque. Up the range is a 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine which develops 90 PS and 140 Nm of torque.
The only diesel option, a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, produces 90 PS and 220 Nm of torque with a 5-speed manual transmission standard. The 2017 Micra is currently being displayed at the ongoing Vienna Auto Show, Austria.
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