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Nissan reveals fifth-generation Micra at Paris Motor Show

Friday 30 September 2016, By Autovolo

Nissan reveals fifth-generation Micra at Paris Motor Show

Nissan reveals fifth-generation Micra at Paris Motor Show

Nissan has pulled the covers off the Micra Gen5 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

The new car is the most efficient, customisable and spacious version of the Micra the Japanese manufacturer has produced thus far.

It is lower, wider and longer than previous models, while interior space has been increased, too. Compared to the Sway Concept, which was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the Micra’s appearance hasn’t changed too much.

A V-motion grille, boomerang-shaped headlights and a floating roof help to bring the new Micra in line with Nissan’s current design language. These changes are complimented by a selection of 10 bright colour choices. With 125 possible combinations of exterior and interior personalisation options, customers will truly be able to make the Micra their own.

In the cabin, the driving position is set lower to give a more secure feel. There is also a new Bose UltraNearfield speaker system, which is paired with Bose PersonalSpace Virtual Audio Technology and built into the driver seat headrest.

Also appearing on the Micra Gen5 are safety features often reserved for larger, more premium cars. These include lane departure warning, as well as intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian recognition, which is a first for Nissan vehicles in Europe.

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan Motor Company, said: “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.

“Following in the wheel tracks of distinctive cars like Qashqai and Juke, the latest Micra reinforces Nissan’s position as a leader in automotive design. It also shows our intent to compete right at the top of Europe’s B-segment market – the largest and most competitive B-segment market in the world.”