2017 Nissan Micra production commences in Europe
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The B-Segment hatchback’s production relocates to Europe after seven years.
Production of 2017 Nissan Micra’s has started in Europe this week. It is after seven years that the Micra’s production returns to the old continent, shifting out from Chennai, India.
The 2017 Nissan 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. While expected to ride on the Alliance’s new CMF-B platform, Nissan went for a modified version of the V-platform, a sign that the 2010 creation is relevant and can deliver on market expectations even today.
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-coloured door mirrors, body-coloured door handles, cruise control, 7.0-inch Display Audio touchscreen 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 touchscreen 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. Deliveries commence in March.
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.