New 2017 Nissan Micra review – all grown up, now competes with Polo, Corsa, Fiesta, Clio

2017 Nissan Micra review
2017 Nissan Micra review

The new 2017 Nissan Micra is better than ever. Not only has grown but skipped at least half of the class. Now the fifth generation Nissan Micra wants to compete in the most competitive European automotive class, against competitors like Volkswagen Polo, Opel Corsa, Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio, to mention just a few. 2017 Nissan Micra is longer, lower and wider than before. And more dramatically designed.

New 2017 Nissan Micra badly needed a revolution

2017 Nissan Micra revolution

2017 Micra: a true revolution compared to fourth generation.

Seating behind the wheel of the new 2017 Nissan Micra you quickly realize that Nissan engineers indeed managed to revolutionize this, for many, almost written-off model. Compared to the predecessor, it offers drastic changes in all key areas: design, spaciousness, driveability and safety. Due to the very daring sports and trendy look, rich content and great driveability, the new Micra will certainly raise the tempo and dust among the well-established brands in B-segment hatchbacks.

2017 Nissan Micra main highlights

2017 Nissan Micra length

2017 Nissan Micra length: 17 centimeters more than predecessor.

  • 17 centimeters longer than the predecessor.
  • More spacious cabin, 300 liters of the luggage compartment.
  • More dynamic appearance, well-balanced chassis.
  • Quality interior materials, good sound proof.
  • Four trim levels: Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta, Tekna.
  • Innovative audio system.
  • Three engines, two 3-cylinder petrol (1-liter atmospheric and 0,9-liter turbo), and 1.5-liter diesel dCi.

As already said, new 2017 Nissan Micra offers a true revolution in all the important areas: design, roominess, driveability and safety.

Significant, 17-centimeters increment as compared to a predecessor makes the Nissan Micra 5gen the longest (one millimeter less than four meters), the widest and lowest Micra until now.

Excellent handling, a very well balanced chassis, and firmer body, together with an Active Ride Control, contribute to the better driving performance and comfort.

2017 Nissan Micra colors

2017 Nissan Micra colors: 10 different vivid exterior colors.

Very dynamic appearance, supported by 10 different vivid exterior colors, additional exterior, and interior personalisation options allow for the creation of 125 different variations, enabling owners to stamp their own style on their new Micra.

Innovative audio system (six speakers and an active, intelligent digital amplifier) is adapted to the small car: BOSE Personal sound system with speakers in the headrest of the driver’s seat.

New 2017 Nissan Micra engines

2017 Nissan Micra engines

2017 Micra engines: two petrol, one diesel option.

New Micra 2017 engine range consists of 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, a 1.5-litre diesel (both developing 90 hp), and a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated  petrol engine with 73 hp.

2017 Nissan Micra IG-T 90: three-cylinder turbo petrol engine. 898 ccm, max. power 66 kW / 90 hp, max. torque 140 Nm at 2,250 rpm, 5-speed manual transmission. Top speed 175 km/h, acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12.1 sec, fuel consumption from 4.4 to 5.1 l/100 km. CO2 emissions from 99 to 115 g/km.

2017 Nissan Micra 1.0L Petrol: three-cylinder atmospheric petrol engine. 998 ccm, max. power 52 kW / 73 hp, max. torque 95 Nm at 3,500 rpm, 5-speed manual transmission. Top speed 158 km/h, acceleration 0-100 km/h: 16.4 sec, fuel consumption from 3.8 to 5.9 l/100 km. CO2 emissions 103 g/km.

2017 Nissan Micra 1.5 DCI: four-cylinder diesel engine. 1.461 ccm, max. power 66 kW / 90 hp, max. torque 220 Nm at 2,000 rpm, 5-speed manual transmission. Top speed 179 km/h, acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.9 sec, fuel consumption from 3.2 to 3.8 l/100 km. CO2 emissions 85 g/km.

2017 Nissan Micra fifth generation is a true small car. Finally.

2017 Nissan Micra fifth generation

Fifth generation Micra: a true small car.

Lately, we are experiencing more and more attempts from different carmakers to create, let’s say, a universal car. A car that will fit as many customers and needs as possible. A crossover. A city car, estate wagon, van and terrain vehicle, all in one.

Therefore we are glad Nissan managed to produce a true small car. To be honest, the fourth-generation Micra was no good, far from the sales success. The 2017 model year seems much more confident, agile, and sympathetic. It definitely has the ability to persuade, to be wanted. And when you manage to do that, the sales are here.

With quite interesting technical content added to underline the safety, new Micra has got great opportunity to become a real potential blockbuster.

New Nissan Micra dimensions:

2017 Nissan Micra dimensions

2017 Nissan Micra dimensions: almost 4 meters long.

Length: 3,999 mm

Width: 1,743 mm

Height: 1,452 mm

Wheelbase: 2,525 mm

Luggage compartment: 300 liters

2017 Nissan Micra luggage compartment

2017 Nissan Micra luggage compartment: 300 liters

Image credit: Nissan

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