Nissan Micra Nismo Concept

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. revealed the Micra Nismo Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon 2012. This surprise unveiling marks the third premium sports compact released from Nismo, following on the Juke Nismo Concept and the LEAF Nismo Concept.

Based on the Nissan Micra and fitted with Nismo exclusive parts, the Micra Nismo Concept is an expression of how a premium sports compact can marry practicality with exciting driving performance.

The concept's exterior features a lower stance and bolder styling thanks to a modified front grille design and the addition of dedicated, efficiency-enhancing aeroparts that were developed as part of Nismo's racing technology. Additionally, the door mirror design has been tailored, and a rear lip spoiler added, to further enhance the car's aerodynamic performance.

In the interior, Nismo's purpose-designed seats and steering wheel have been adopted to aid smooth interaction between the driver and the car.

The Micra Nismo Concept is painted pearl white with red highlights, the signature Nismo colors for performance-focused premium sports models, similar to the Juke Nismo Concept.

Fitted with several of Nismo's vaunted racing technologies, such as a high-performance suspension and large-diameter lightweight wheels, the Micra Nismo Concept delivers superior handling and stability that adds to the pleasure of sporty driving.

Source: Nissan press

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