New spy pics come to reconfirm the next-gen Nissan Micra will grow in size.
The last time we saw a prototype of the 2017 Nissan Micra it had a weird camouflage resembling garbage bags. Now, the car has a regular disguise which thankfully is a bit more revealing as now we can clearly see more of the Sway concept influences.
The all-new supermini looks nothing like the outgoing car as it appears it has made the switch from a rather cutsey appearance to a more mature and refined look. Another significant change is the relocation of the rear door handles that now are mounted up high next to the C pillars.
The front fascia is home to Nissan’s latest take on the V-Motion grille along with a pair of sweptback headlights incorporating an LED strip of daytime running lights. While the Sway concept had C-shaped taillights, the 2017 Micra has more conventional clusters, at least that’s what we are able to see so far.
The prototype was spotted in motion, so our spies were not able to take a peek inside. At least we know from Nissan Chief Performance Officer Trevor Mann there will be an increase in quality for the cabin and most likely it will be substantially roomier given the car’s body growth.
Riding on the Renault-Nissan’s CMF B platform, the fifth-gen Micra supermini will be assembled at Renault’s Flins factory near Paris. It will be available with turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines linked to five- and six-speed manual gearboxes and a continuously variable transmission.
Nissan will likely premiere the overhauled Micra supermini at the beginning of October during the Paris Motor Show and put it on sale before the year’s end.