We have received a batch of spy images with the next-generation Nissan Micra which is expected to debut before the year’s end.
Nissan’s supermini is about to eschew its somewhat girly looks in favor of an edgy design as previewed by the Sway concept which was unveiled about a year ago. Despite the garbage bag-like heavy camo, you can easily see the new Micra will look substantially different than the outgoing model and it also appears to be bigger as well.
The disguise up front is hiding Nissan’s latest interpretation of the V-motion grille along with Sway-inspired headlights incorporating LED daytime running lights. The side profile reveals quite large mirrors compared to the car’s size while the rear door handles are mounted up high near the C-pillars. Moving at the back, there’s a prominent roof-mounted spoiler lending the new Nissan Micra a sporty look while the taillights don’t seem to have the C-shape configuration seen on the Sway.
Pics of the interior are not available at this point, but we heard Nissan Chief Performance Officer Trevor Mann saying last year the new Micra will come with a higher quality cabin. He suggested there’s going to be a big difference compared to the current car and the interior will be roomier thanks to the increased footprint.
Set to battle the next-gen Ford Fiesta, Nissan’s all-new Micra will be assembled by Renault at the Flins factory near Paris using a chassis made at Renault’s Le Mans factory. It will ride on the CMF B platform and will be powered by an assortment of frugal three- and four-cylinder engines. It remains to be seen whether the engines will have something in common with the Renault Clio IV.
Expect to see the all-new 2017 Nissan Micra go official at the beginning of October during the Paris Motor Show.