September 29, 2016
Introducing the Nissan Micra Gen5
Paris, France – 29 September – Targeted for Europe, the world’s largest hatchback market, the all-new Nissan Micra Gen5 is styled to turn heads, with a dramatic body length-defining character line.
It is lower, wider and longer than its predecessors and has more interior space. It also has advanced new downsized turbo drivetrains, an agile chassis and a full complement of innovative safety features.
“When the first Micra appeared more than 30 years ago, it marked a revolution in the small hatchback segment and opened a new chapter for Nissan. The fifth generation Micra is just as revolutionary, and will raise expectations for what a hatchback can, and should, deliver to its customers,” said Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Nissan Motor Company.
The Micra Gen5 fully embodies Nissan’s latest design language with signature design cues and emotional body sculpting. Design cues include the V-motion grille, from where the sharp-edged character line runs through to the rear end, boomerang-shaped lights, and the floating roof. Other features include rear door handles hidden in the C-pillars and an extended roofline that incorporates a spoiler, benefiting the car’s aerodynamic performance and aesthetics.
The dramatic looks are matched by a selection of 10 sophisticated and vivid exterior colours, including Energy Orange. Additional exterior and interior personalisation options allow for the creation of 125 variations, enabling owners to stamp their own style on their new Micra.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility
This Micra Gen5 is the first in Nissan’s B-segment line-up to offer such an extensive set of advanced safety features. Usually found in larger cars, available technologies include Lane Departure Prevention, a segment first, Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition, as well as Intelligent Around View Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition, High Beam Assist and Blind Spot Warning. Together, these advanced safety features are the building blocks for Autonomous Driving and are an integral part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
An exclusive feature of Micra Gen5 is the all-new six-speaker Bose® Personal® sound system, developed through close collaboration with Nissan. This first-of-its-kind sound system is optimised for the driver, with two Bose UltraNearfield™ speakers, combined with Bose PersonalSpace™ Virtual Audio Technology, built into the driver seat headrest for a remarkably immersive listening experience.
Chassis and drivetrain
Micra Gen5 features include Active Ride Control for enhanced ride comfort, and Active Trace Control for reduced understeer and sharper handling, innovations only available on Nissan’s Qashqai and X-Trail until now. A new brushless electric power steering system for greater steering feel and response is also available.
Improvements include outstanding noise insulation and optimisation of the car’s aerodynamic performance.
The new Nissan Micra will be built in Europe at the Renault plant in Flins, France, as part of the Renault Nissan Alliance. Sales will start in Europe from March 2017.
Watch the unveil of the Nissan Micra Gen5 at the Paris Motor Show 2016.