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Nissan Micra facelift revealed

The Nissan Micra has been given a substantial interior makeover as part of a series of mid-life changes. This facelifted Micra has been revelead for European markets, but the same version is expected to be unveiled in India as well.

autos Updated: Jun 05, 2013 16:52 IST

The Nissan Micra has been given a substantial interior makeover as part of a series of mid-life changes. This facelifted Micra has been revelead for European markets, but the same version is expected to be unveiled in India as well.

Nissan describes the changes as “comprehensive”, going “deeper than a mere makeover”. As well as an overhauled interior, there are new looks for the front and rear ends, and a range of new technology and entertainment options.

New trim, higher quality fabrics and more textured plastics have been added inside the Micra to further enhance its visual appeal.

The exterior changes include a different front end with a new grille, bonnet, bumper, headlights and foglight surrounds. At the rear, there are new LED lights, revised tailgate trim and a redesigned bumper.

The updated Micra will also come with new alloy wheel designs and more exterior colour choices as well as USB and Bluetooth connectivity in some variants. Higher variants for India could get parking sensors as well.

Engine choices are expected to remain similar to the current Micra - a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel.

The big news for India is that Nissan will launch the updated Micra with the option of an X-Tronic CVT gearbox for the petrol version. This is the same transmission that comes in the Sunny and Scala automatic. For the Micra, Nissan has re-programmed the software due to the smaller 1.2-litre petrol motor.