Nissan Micra (2017–)

Model History

September 2016

Nissan Micra unveiled

Designed for Europe, the fifth generation Micra gets a new look with a V-motion grills and hidden rear door handles plus an extended roofline that incorporates a spoiler.

There are 10 exterior colours, including Energy Orange. Additional exterior and interior personalisation options allow for the creation of 125 different variations.

Much attention has been paid to driver comfort, with a lower driving position for a more secure driving feel. It’s easy for all drivers to achieve the perfect driving position thanks to greater seat adjustment, the fully adjustable steering wheel and the optimal positioning of the pedals and shift lever. The car’s extended width and wheelbase means cabin space is among the best in class.

The Micra will come with a 7-inch full colour central display, providing access to the audio system, satellite navigation, mobile phone, downloadable apps and Siri voice control via Apple CarPlay.

It also features include Active Ride Control for enhanced ride comfort, and Active Trace Control for reduced understeer and sharper handling – combining driver enjoyment and reassurance – innovations only available on Nissan’s Qashqai and X-Trail until now. A new brushless electric power steering system – for greater steering feel and response - is also available.

At launch, the car will offer the choice of a 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel, both developing 90PS.The range will be joined soon after by a naturally aspirated 73PS 1.0-litre petrol engine.

December 2016

UK pricing and specification announced

The All New Nissan Micra will be available to UK customers from £11,995 with range-topping Tekna versions starting from £17,295.

There are five grade levels on the New Micra – Visia, Visia+, Acenta, N-Connecta and Tekna. At the heart of the range, the IG-T 90 Acenta, expected to be one of the most popular versions, is available for £14,995 and strikes a balance of style, specification and affordability.

At launch, the New Micra was offered with a 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel, both developing 90PS. A naturally aspirated 73PS1.0-litre petrol engine will join the range soon after.

Options include keyless entry with engine start/stop button; heated front seats, and a first-of-its-kind Bose sound system with Bose UltraNearfield speakers, combined with Bose PersonalSpace Virtual Audio Technology, built into the driver seat headrest for an immersive listening experience.

There are ten body colours to choose from, including solid, metallic and pearlescent paint options.

Buyers can personalise the Micra with a range of exterior and interior personalisation packs including contrast-colour cabin and body features, leather trim, 17-inch alloys with colour detailing and body decals.

May 2017

Micra now available with 1.0-litre engine

The three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine is linked to a five-speed manual transmission. Official fuel economy is 61.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 103g/km when running on 15 or 16-inch wheels.

The new 1.0-litre 71PS engine joins the 0.9-litre 90PS three-cylinder turbo petrol and the 1.5-litre 90PS four-cylinder diesel, which went on sale earlier this year.

September 2017

Mirca Bose launched

Production is limited to just 600 units in the UK to ensure exclusivity, and key to its customer appeal is the unique-to-Micra Bose Personal audio system. It delivers an immersive 360° sound experience through Bose digital signal processing and six high-performance speakers. These include the two pioneering Bose UltraNearfield speakers built into the driver’s seat head rest.

The Nissan Micra Bose Personal Edition is based on the range-topping Tekna grade. Enigma Black or Echo Grey exterior colours come included in the car’s price, as well as Exterior Ultimate and Interior personalisation packs, both in Energy Orange.

Exterior personalisation includes orange finishers fitted to the front and rear bumper, side mouldings, mirrors caps and 17-inch alloys. The personalised look is finished with high-quality anodised black and orange stickers on the roof and bonnet. Unique BOSE Personal badging on the Micra’s B-pillars marks the car out as a limited edition. LED headlamps round off the premium exterior of the Micra BOSE Personal Edition.

Interior personalisation includes soft-touch, double-stitched Energy Orange inserts on the seats, floor mats and kick plates. A premium arm rest between the front seats has also been added, combining style with comfort.

The Nissan Micra Bose Personal Edition comes with a choice of two engines – the 0.9-litre 90PS three-cylinder downsized turbo petrol, priced from £18,635 OTR (inc. VAT) and the 1.5-litre 90PS turbodiesel, priced from £19,965 OTR (inc. VAT).

January 2019

Nissan N-Tec Edition announced

Available on Micra, Qashqai and X-Trail models, the N-Tec features styling additions and the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility innovations.

Priced from £16,995 and based on the Acenta grade, the Micra N-Tec features sporty 17-inch black alloy wheels, gloss black details, privacy glass and front fog lights. To increase convenience, the NissanConnect infotainment system packages a navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as rear parking sensors and rear view camera. Safety technology includes Intelligent Emergency Braking to assist the driver in potential emergency situations.

The N-Tec edition is available to order from this month.

January 2019

New engines added to Nissan Micra range

There is an upgraded and more efficient turbocharged petrol engine, the debut of an Xtronic automatic linked to the same engine plus the arrival of a more powerful 'warm hatch' with lowered ride height, revised suspension and sharper steering.

Nissan has also launched an all-new special version, the Micra N-Sport.

The all-new three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbocharged IG-T petrol delivers 100PS through a five-speed manual transmission and is also available with an Xtronic automatic transmission for the first time. The Xtronic automatic is a CVT unit. It features D-step technology, which according to Nissan 'provides a more refined power delivery and on-road experience for the driver when compared to a conventional.'

The new top of the range model is the 1.0-litre DIG-T 117PS turbocharged petrol engine, linked to a more performance-oriented six-speed manual transmission. It is a completely different 1.0-litre engine. with 180Nm of torque and a 20Nm overboost.

The Nissan Micra N-Sport is a special version for 2019. Nissan says it is positioned in the heart of the 'warm hatch' category occupied by contenders such as the Ford Fiesta ST Line, Polo R-Line, Peugeot 208 GT Line and SEAT Ibiza FR.

It comes with carbon-style finish on the alloy wheels and door mirror caps, gloss black finish on side mouldings / front and rear bumpers, N-Sport badge on the rear, rear privacy glass and halogen front fog lamps. Inside there is an Alcantara / leather interior fabric, white air vents, a front seat arm rest, black headliner, sports-design floor mats, a rear view camera with parking sensors and iKey (remote entry with push-button engine start).

The new Nissan Micra N-Sport is available with all three new engines – the 1.0-litre IG-T 100 PS manual and Xtronic, plus the DIG-T 117 PS manual – as well as the existing 1.5-litre dCi 90 PS diesel. It is available in four distinct body colours – Passion Red, Solid White, Gunmetal Grey and Enigma Black.

What does a Nissan Micra (2017) cost?

List Price from £14,195
Buy new from £12,405
Contract hire from £152.65 per month