2016 Paris Motor Show: Nissan Reveals Pointy New 2017 Micra Hatchback

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Japanese carmaker Nissan has unveiled the fifth-generation Nissan Micra hatchback at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. 

The fifth-gen Micra takes its design cues from the Nissan Sway concept car that was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015.

The front-end features swept-back headlamps and the latest iteration of the Nissan's ‘V-motion' grille design.

The fog lamps live in recessed rectangular enclosures on either end of the front bumper. Adding to the pointy look up front is the steeply raked windscreen.

The sides of the new Micra are sculpted by the shoulder line that first curves downwards from the headlamps before seeping upwards into the tail lamps of the car.

The flared up wheel arches play host to striking 10-spoke alloy wheels. The floating roof design illusion is helped along by the blacked out C-Pillar. The rear door handles add to the coolness of the car.

The rear end of the car is dominated by the boomerang shaped tail lamps. The sculpted rear bumper looks quite funky as well.

Inside, the new Micra is loaded with the latest in tech with a new seven-inch central touchscreen that acts as a multimedia controller as well as a disp,lay for the navigation system. Smartphone connectivity comes in the form of Apple CarPlay.

Under the hood of the Micra, there are three engines options available.

The first engine is 0.99-litre turbocharged engine sourced from Renault which produces 89bhp. A naturally aspirated version of the same engine producing 72bhp is se to arrive later

A 1,4-litre turbocharged diesel producing 89bhp is the final engine option on offer.

The new Micra is based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance's CMF-B platform which also underpins the Renault Clio.

The 2017 Micra is 3.995mm long (up by 170mm), 1,742mm wide (an increase of 77mm) and 1,452mm tall(down 69mm). The wheelbase has also increased by 75mm to 2,525mm. 

The new Micra will be produced at Renault's manufacturing plant in Flins, France which means that the new Micra will no longer be made in India.

The new car goes on sale in Europe at the start of 2017.

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Story first published: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 17:02 [IST]
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