New Nissan Micra facelift adds new engine and trim level
The Nissan Micra range has been updated for 2019 with a new engine, a new automatic gearbox, a new, sporty trim level called N-Sport and a new warm hatch variant.
Available now, the new Micra uses a new turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol, which replaces the old model’s 0.9-litre unit. Nissan claims that the new engine offers better fuel economy, lower emissions and increased performance, thanks mainly to a redesigned catalytic converter and revised turbochargers.
As a result, the new Micra’s power has risen by 10bhp over the outgoing model to 99bhp, and the torque figure has jumped from 150Nm to 160Nm.
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Nissan also claims economy and emissions ratings of 50.4mpg and 103 – 105 g/km of CO2 respectively; an improvement over the 0.9-litre engine’s 47.1mpg and 116 – 130g/km of CO2.
The Micra’s new 1.0-litre petrol engine comes fitted as standard with a five-speed manual gearbox or, buyers can now spec a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Nissan has also introduced a “warm hatch” version of the Micra, powered by an all-new turbocharged 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Producing 115bhp and 180Nm of torque, it’s capable of propelling the Micra from 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds.
The most powerful Micra comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, a re-tuned and lowered suspension set-up and a quicker steering rack. As an added benefit, the “warm” Micra also comes with an “overboost” function, which adds an additional 20Nm of torque at the push of a button.
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The new 115bhp engine option is available on Acenta and Tekna cars, but it also teams up with a new trim line called N-Sport.
Available across the entire range, the package adds a carbon-fibre-style finish for the mirror caps and alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, front fog-lamps, Alcantara sports seats, keyless entry and start and N-Sport badging.
Pricing and full specifications for the latest Nissan Micra are yet to be announced, but we’ll update you with the latest information once it’s available.
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