The 2017 Nissan Micra, revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, has now gone in to production in Europe for the first time in seven years.
Nissan shot themselves in the corporate foot with the current Micra, initially delivering a Micra which fell some way short of the expectations of European buyers in an effort to cut costs, with the ‘Built in India’ Micra just not very appealing.
That was addressed to a degree by a facelift for the Micra in 2013, but by that time the damage had really been done. But the new Micra looks to be a cracking little car.
Built on the same platform as the Renault Clio – no bad thing at all – the new Micra is also being built in Europe once more – nat Renault’s Clio plant in Paris – and the first all new Micras are now rolling off the production line.
Paul Willcox, Nissan Europe Chairman, said:
The start of production for the all-new Micra is a moment to be celebrated, embodying the spirit of co-operation which exists throughout the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
We have taken the European compact car segment to a new level by focusing on what customers really want today and expect tomorrow. The all-new Nissan Micra is an exceptional car, characterised by its expressive design, uplifting interior and confident drive.
The new Nissan Micra will start arriving in Nissan’s UK dealerships next month, and will hopefully deliver on its promise.