Designed for maximum efficiency, the DIG-S uses a supercharged 1.2-liter petrol engine with direct injection and start / stop technology.

Nissan has unveiled the Micra DIG-S, ahead of its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

Designed for maximum efficiency, the DIG-S uses a supercharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with direct injection and start / stop technology. It produces 98 PS (72 kW / 97 hp) and 142 Nm (105 lb-ft) of torque, which enables the car to have a combined fuel consumption rating of 4.1 L/100km (57.4 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 95 g/km (115 g/km with the CVT).

According to Pierre Loing, Nissan's Vice President of Product Strategy and Planning, "It is clear that our new DIG-S engine offers the best solution for small cars like Micra. With instant throttle response, its performance and strong economy are a more than a match for any diesel engine with similar power outputs, but its emissions performance is much better."

No word on pricing, but the Micra DIG-S will go on sale this summer.

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