Production of new Micra for Europe will be shifted to France from India.
Based on the Nissan Sway concept that the company unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, a new render of the next generation 2017 Nissan Micra has surfaced online.
Based on Nissan's CMF platform, the Global-spec Nissan Micra is slated to be manufactured at Renault’s Flins plant in France, instead of the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai, India, which has been manufacturing and exporting the current generation Micra. This change of production plant is attributed to its new platform and improving the build quality of the next generation model.
If it's going to be as heavily styled as the Nissan Sway concept, the front fascia will sport the characteristic Nissan V-shaped grille flanked by sleek headlamps, an aggressive front bumper and sculpted hood. It could adopt the floating roof design and C-shaped taillight enclosures.
Along with the rendering, the blog reports that the 2017 Nissan Micra will pack a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine that could output 109 horsepower and 145 Nm.
The Indian market could get a slightly different version of the next gen Micra, which is rumored to ride on a re-engineered version of the existing Nissan V-Platform. It’s unclear if it will look anything like the Nissan Sway concept.
[Source: 2016 Nissan.net]