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Nissan Micra production begins in France

Thursday 12 January 2017, By Autovolo

Nissan Micra production begins in France

Nissan Micra production begins in France

The first examples of Nissan’s new Micra supermini have begun to roll off the production line in France.

It marks the Micra’s return to European production after a seven-year hiatus, and it is sharing the plant with Renault’s Clio and Zoe models.

The first Micras to come to Europe arrived in 1983, with more than seven million examples finding homes since then. Now, Nissan is hoping the fifth-generation car will be able to continue the success story, taking on and beating the established superminis.

Paul Willcox, chairman of Nissan Europe, said: “The start of production for the all-new Micra is a moment to be celebrated, embodying the spirit of co-operation which exists throughout the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

“We have taken the European compact car segment to a new level by focusing on what customers really want today and expect tomorrow. The all-new Nissan Micra is an exceptional car, characterised by its expressive design, uplifting interior and confident drive.”

The newcomer shares little with its predecessor, with a longer, wider and lower body embellished with a futuristic and dramatic design. Inside, high-quality materials have lifted the cabin and a host of advanced safety features have been included.

The Intelligent Lane Intervention programme is one such system, correcting the car’s track if it veers off course.

Nissan expects the first UK-bound Micras to arrive in dealerships in mid-February.