The Japanese automaker Nissan has started the production of fifth generation of its Micra hatchback car. The car is being built in the Renault plant, which is situated in France. According to an information, this is Nissan’s first car which is being built in the Renault plant.
Its sales in Europe will be started from the middle of February. As far as India is concerned, the Nissan Micra has not yet received an encouraging response from the customers, though in the international market more than 70 million units have been sold so far. The new 2017 Micra was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show 2016 held by the company in September last year.
The new Micra is quite different from the current model in terms of design. It is longer and wider than before. The new Micra will also get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which will support navigation, downloadable apps and Apple CarPlay. Besides, it will get six-speaker Bose surround sound system.
The new Micra will be launched in two petrol variants and one diesel variant. The petrol engine variants of the car will come equipped with 0.9-liter turbocharged engine which generates 90 PS of power and 140 Nm of torque and the second will be 1.0-liter, which generates 73 PS of power and 95 Nm of torque.
On the other hand, the diesel variant of the car will come equipped with 1.5-liter dCi engine, which produces 90 PS of power and 220 Nm of torque. These engines will be equipped with 5-speed manual gearbox.