Nissan’s Micra Gen5, unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, will be available to test drive at Tullamore Nissan from April 1.
The 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 distinctive V-motion grille, boomerang-shaped lights, and the floating roof - another Nissan design signature - that creates an airy feeling. 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.
Much attention has been paid to driver comfort, with a lower driving position for a more secure driving feel. It is easy for all drivers to achieve the perfect driving position thanks to greater seat adjustment, the fully adjustable steering wheel, and the optimal positioning of the pedals and gear lever. The car’s extended width and wheelbase means cabin space is among the best in class.
This Micra Gen5 is the first in Nissan’s B-segment line-up to offer such an extensive set of advanced safety features. Available technologies include lane departure prevention, intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian recognition, intelligent around view monitor, traffic sign recognition, high beam assist, and blind spot warning. These advanced safety features are the building blocks for autonomous driving and are an integral part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
Micra Gen5 also comes with a seven-inch full colour central display, providing access to the audio system, satellite navigation, mobile phone, downloadable apps, and Siri voice control via Apple CarPlay.
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 is also available.
Engine efficiency has also been a key objective in the development of the Micra Gen5. At launch, the car will offer the choice of a 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel, both developing 90hp. The range will be joined soon after by a naturally aspirated 73hp 1.0-litre petrol engine.
The new Nissan Micra will be in Tullamore Nissan to test drive from April 1 with prices starting from €16,695. Prices exclude the dealer delivery charges and related fees.