OmniAuto.it’s render for this Friday shows a more mature and refined Nissan Micra ready to embrace the forthcoming next generation.
Recent spy photos have shown Nissan is preparing some extensive changes to its cutesy supermini that is about to go through a full-blown makeover. OmniAuto decided to imagine what is hiding underneath the disguise of those prototypes and for this purpose our colleagues have used as foundation the Sway concept which will have a big influence on the Micra’s design.
With floating rooflines being kind of a trend right now, the attached speculative render shows a blacked out C-pillar which honestly doesn’t look half bad. Up front is a new take on Nissan’s corporate V-Motion grille flanked by a pair of sweptback headlights in the same vein as those of the Sway. Overall, the car looks bigger than the outgoing model and spy shots have demonstrated the supermini will grow in size substantially.
The fifth-generation Micra will use the CMF B platform developed by the Renault-Nissan alliance and is going to be produced by Renault at the Flins factory near Paris. Buyers will get to pick from several turbocharged three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines sourced from other models sold by the two automakers. These will be linked to five- and six-speed manual gearboxes along with an optional continuously variable transmission.
We still don’t know what’s going on inside the cabin, but we assume that passengers in the back will get to enjoy more legroom as a result of the stretched wheelbase. Another thing we can tell you is that Nissan Chief Performance Officer, Trevor Mann, has promised an increase in quality, so we should expect more soft touch plastics.
Nissan is probably gearing up for an early October introduction at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and will have the car on sale before the end of the year.