The fifth generation of the Nissan Micra is being developed and a new rendering shows off what could be close to the final production version. The redesigned car is expected to be unveiled officially next year.
This next-gen Micra's design borrows design traits from the Nissan Sway concept. The derived elements include the characteristic Nissan V-shaped grille, sleek headlamps, an aggressive front bumper and a sculpted hood. The floating roof design and C-shaped tail lamp enclosures are also expected to make it to the production version. The new Micra will be based on the CMF-B platform like the second-gen Nissan Juke, which is expected to break cover this year.
There is no official confirmation yet, but the 2017 Nissan Micra might be offered in different powertrain options. These engine options might range from 900cc to 1,600cc. The smallest motor might be the TCe 90 turbocharged three-cylinder petrol mill from the Renault Clio. The top-of-the-line variant might come powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine producing 109bhp and 145Nm of torque. Transmission options should include a five-speed manual, six-speed automatic and also the CVT.
The current Nissan Micra is in its fourth generation and produced at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai, India. This same model is also exported from this plant for the global markets. However, the global-spec upcoming Micra will be built at the carmaker's Flins plant in France. The one for the Indian market will continue to be produced in Chennai, but will get specific changes according to our market.