Nissan unveils the brand new Micra to arrive in early 2017

Nissan officially unveiled the brand new Micra at the Paris Motor Show back in October, and we think it looks fantastic. Based on the Sway concept, the new car features a brand new look both inside and out, and a range of updated engines.

The distinctive new body is longer, wider and lower than the current model, with angular headlamps and the familiar 'v' grille. At the rear a ‘floating’ roof completes the comprehensive restyle. There are hidden rear door handles to enhance the sleek design, and Nissan is promising a range of vivid exterior colours and a host of personalisation options allowing you to make the Micra your own.

The Micra with launch with two engine options, the first being a 0.9-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol, and the other a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel, both producing 89bhp. A 1.0-litre (non-turbo) engine will arrive later on, and there is the potential for more powerful engines including a Nismo variant which could challenge the Ford Fiesta ST in the hot-hatch segment.

We expect that the Micra will be no different to other Nissan cars, and will come with plenty of technology on board. As seen in cars like the Qashqai and Pulsar, we anticipate that the Micra will come with the NissanConnect navigation system, Climate Control, Around View Monitor and lane-departure warning amongst many others.