After a lot of spy images of the test mule being spotted at various locations the final version of the facelift Micra was unveiled at the ongoing 2013 Bangkok Motor Show. A couple of weeks before, the car was spotted totally undisguised during promotional photo and video shoot in Thailand. The facelifted Nissan Micra looks altogether bolder and more confident, the redesign efforts have certainly helped the facelifted Micra to move away from its feminine image.
The exterior changes that include sharper and inclined headlamps, with a honeycomb grille incorporating the Nissan emblem between V-shaped chrome slats. The fog lamp housings are now triangular and pushed to the edges of the front bumper, which is also new. The changes to the front do give the car a refreshing look. The metal body remains the same, but the rear bumper like the front is reworked and has hexagonal registration plate enclosure and a wider clear lens section in the tail lamp which now includes LED lamps.
Like the exterior, the interior too is revamped and the changes include a glossy black dash with silver framing on the central console which is lit with amber backlight. The air-condition vents in the centre are now rectangular and the black brushed metal finish give the car a more premium look than the existing Micra. The car is expected to also have new color options like “Sweet Pink” and “Bottle Green” with these new color options Nissan is planning to equally impress both the genders.
With all the cosmetic changes there are no mechanical changes being made to the Micra and it will continue to have its existing 1.5-litre dCi diesel and 1.2-litre petrol engine which has a proven balance between fuel and performance.
Although there has been speculations of having the same facelift version being launched in India, Nissan India officials have denied any such news. Nissan is instead working on a low-cost-version of the existing Micra with some minor changes for the Indian market.
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