The new modern look of the future 2018 Nissan Micra got us both baffled and amazed. By all means this is a good look for the car as the outdated bubbly design has been finally swamped for something more suitable and modern. The Micra has had the same appearance for a while now and people are starting to grow weary of it, so it was necessary to change it. What they did is what you are able to see in the pictures. A car which will be a bigger contender now on the market thanks to its new and contemporary appearance.
The original Nissan Micra was made in 1982 back in Japan. It was one of the pioneers of the supermini segment and was primarily aimed to be pitted against models coming from Honda and Toyota like the City and the Starlet cars. Also, the then popular Nissan Cherry was getting too big for the segment so they had to come up with a suitable substitute. So the Micra managed to spawn four generations of models over its course, but they have kept a similar shape through all of its existence. Now it is finally time for things to change.
The newest 2018 Nissan Micra already made its appearance at the Paris Motor Show. You are already probably aware how it looks like, but we in our review have more details that might interest you. They have not only changed the exterior appearance, which was paramount for the car to be made, but also added newer technologies on the inside. There are two powertrains also offered. The release date is coming so let’s see how the car has improved.
When is the Release Date for the 2018 Nissan Micra Set?
The newest 2018 Nissan Micra is expected to hit the market really soon. In fact we can probably see the model make an appearance by the middle of the year. The showcasing was done pretty early so the appearance of the car on the market for sale is not going to take them too long. The vehicle starts sales in Japan but will crossover to its respective global markets as well a few months after.
What will the Price be?
For now we only have the price for the European market of the 2018 Nissan Micra. As this car is going to be developed and built at the Fiat plant in France the first available pricing comes from the Euro market. This brings us to a starting price of £11,995 as it was stated for now.
The Redesign of the 2018 Nissan Micra
The newest 2018 Nissan Micra has surprised everyone with their new take on the exterior of the car. It has been a while and the spy photos of the car which were released were only preparing us for the things to come. The model looked quite ready for a new design which was in preparation. Once the camo was off we saw a new V-motion grille added with a large grille below as well which comes integrated into the insert. The hood comes with muscular and aggressive body lines as well and they go directly into the fenders and that way emphasize the profile of the car. The headlights are shorter but newly designed and there are newly positioned and fashioned lights also added to the front.
The side of the car looks very much different as well and it continues from the front. It balances the car pretty well and continue the overall new theme of the vehicle. The back end shows us a very hot-hatch look. We see various commanding body lines and the car has a lot of character in the back. The taillights are designed in a 3D fashion while the reverse lights are integrated within the lights themselves. The lower part of the rear fascia has horizontal vents and also a wide black insert added. All in all, the new additions make the 2018 Nissan Micra unrecognizable compared to the previous model as they are done away with the rounded look.
The inside of the 2018 Nissan Micra has received a suitable update to the exterior. It meshes pretty well together and the look is pretty good. The concept combines orange accents which add better and quality materials which you see inside and it all comes tighter pretty well. The layout has changed and it is mostly due to the new technology and better controls which are added. The car makes so that the use of the new technology only becomes an advantage for the car and they do manage to succeed there.
The seat position has been improved but it does not affect the spacing. This is a subcompact segment that we are talking about so you wouldn’t not expect to get too much space. It helps with the comfort rates and we do get a much better interior which is thanks to the materials, but the spacing is still as within the previous model. The back seats have not been mentioned so much and they have not included so many pictures of the rear, but if we are to guess by the looks of the front ones, we are expecting a very sporty and much more aggressive look.
New Powertrain Options
There are still things which have not been confirmed for the 2018 Nissan Micra and its powertrains. But what we were able to find out is that the car made its debut with dual options, the three-cylinder 0.9-liter gasoline engine and a 1.5-liter, diesel one. The engines are able to make 90 horsepower each. It was also said that a naturally aspirated 1.0-liter gasoline engine is supposed to join the lineup and become available as well and it will be able to make 73 horsepower.
0-60 mph and Top Speed
Actually, the specs about the 2018 Nissan Micra have not been made official yet. It will take some time until the info is finalized but we in a way know that the car is not going to have too much of an impressive performance. So the 0-60 mph acceleration is not so speedy and we can see it happening in around 12 seconds and a top speed of around 100 mph is quite enough for the vehicle of this size.
Fuel Consumption Rates
Consumption rates for the 2018 Nissan Micra are perhaps the biggest mystery for now. They have failed to inform us about the level of consumption that this car is making but it cannot be much worse that what we have. The vehicle is not big on fuel consumption and has a regular rate for its segment. This segment is meant to help you save on fuel and not use it up too much, so it will certainly make up for that. More about the fuel economy will be released shortly.
The size of the 2018 Nissan Micra has not changed so significantly. The appearance was shaped up in a very different matter and we appreciate this and see it as a giant step forward. The new dimensions amount to a full length of 3999 mm, width 1743 mm, and 1455 mm height.
New Safety Equipment for the 2018 Nissan Micra
As part of the 2018 Nissan Micra’s update comes a very high level of technology which is followed by new safety features. The car will come with some newly debuting tech, like the departure prevention, which is a first in this segment. We will also see other equipment like autonomous braking with Pedestrian Detection, Around View Monitor, high beam assist, traffic sign recognition and a blind spot warning system which will all be a part of the newest safety package.
What are the Rivaling Cars?
The new 2018 Nissan Micra is going to change the face of the supermini segment. The old Micra was getting really dated for the market and actually was getting out of competition from other cars. But with the new appearance and the way how the model is shaping up to be, models like the Ford Fiesta and the Honda Jazz will have to up their game to remain contenders.
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