Japanese carmaker Nissan has teased images of the all new Micra hatchback, ahead of the 2016 Paris Motor Show scheduled to begin on October 1.
The teaser images show the headlamp and the tail lamp sections, making it evident that Nissan has taken design cues from the 2015 Nissan Sway Concept. The new Micra will sport a V-shaped grille, projector headlamps along with DRLs, protruding tail lamps and an integrated rear spoiler. The overall design will be more crisp and angular as compared to the current Micra, which has rounded body panels.
The new-generation Micra will be based on the company's CMF-B platform and will be produced from the Renault Flins' plant in France. Currently, Nissan India is not manufacturing any product based on the CMF-B. Hence the made-in-India new Micra is expected to be launched only by the end of 2017.
Engine specifications of the new Micra have been reserved for the show. Three and four cylinder petrol as well as diesel engines with the combination of both manual and automatic transmission are expected to power the vehicle. The new Micra will go up against the Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20 and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno in India.
The current Nissan Micra is one of the most exported cars from India. Nissan India will continue to manufacture the current V platform-based Micra for domestic as well as foreign markets.