Nissan Micra takes high mark

Micra Gen5
Micra Gen5

AUDACIOUS and revolutionary is how Nissan describes its Micra Gen5, unveiled at last week’s Paris Motor Show – and it could be here sometime next year.

Targeted for Europe, the world’s largest hatchback market, the Micra Gen5 has a dramatic body character line and 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,” company chief executive Carlos Ghosn said.

“The fifth generation Micra is just as revolutionary, and will raise expectations for what a hatchback can, and should, deliver.”

The car’s dramatic looks are matched by a selection of 10 vivid exterior colours, including Energy Orange.

Additional exterior and interior personalisation options allow for 125 different variations.