All-new Nissan Micra debuts high-efficiency three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine

Dec 15, 2017   Vehicle Launch

The highly efficient 71 PS three-cylinder unit in the entry level 1.0-litre version of the all-new Nissan Micra has accounted for 20% of orders across Europe since it went on sale earlier this year.

However, that figure is forecast to rise even higher, to 23% by next March – the end of FY17. With approximately 46,000 new Micra sold, it means close to 10,000 customers are already enjoying the 1.0 engine's frugal performance.

Naturally aspirated, the engine is linked to a five-speed manual transmission. This powertrain results in official Combined Cycle fuel economy of 4.6 litres/100 km and CO2 emissions of 103 g/km when running on 15 or 16-inch wheels.

The 1.0-litre 71 PS is one of three refined engines which available on the all-new Micra. The others are a 0.9-litre 90 PS three-cylinder turbo petrol and the 1.5-litre 90 PS four-cylinder diesel.

Offering a 71 PS engine makes the Micra more accessible than ever before. It extends Nissan's coverage within the European B-hatchback segment to 65% of all vehicles sold.

With more than half of all European B-hatchback vehicles sold in the 61-100 PS category, the Micra is perfectly positioned to meet the needs of small car consumers.

The 1.0-litre 71PS engine is available on three grades, from entry level Visia to mid-range Acenta.

The all-new Micra is also a technology leader, with a number of features which are not only new to the Micra but new to the segment. These include Intelligent Lane Intervention, a safety system which gently corrects the Micra back on to the right path should it be required. These advanced driver assistance technologies help the Micra to a four-star Euro NCAP rating (five stars in the UK).

Also unique to Micra is the BOSE Personal audio system, which features speakers built into the driver's head rest for an immersive 360° sound experience. The new Micra is available with a wide range of personalisation options, allowing owners to modify the exterior and interior with premium components in a variety of stylish and contemporary colours.

The new Micra is also a fantastic car to drive, with a dynamic performance that is the perfect balance between agility, excitement and the secure feeling that comes with confident and predictable handling.

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