Nissan has rebooted Micra with an engine of Mercedes-Alliance

Nissan has rebooted Micra with an engine of Mercedes-Alliance

Only about a year ago, in 2018, the Micra sales were closing to the six figures in the markets of Europe that can easily be named as the number one region. It is not sold in China, Japan, or even the United States as the K14 series was designed specifically for the European region, and also because it is manufactured by Renault in France. Not that it should be a reason as to why it cannot be exported to the Asian markets, as Renault is already shipping the Clio to both Japan and South Korea.

In fact, the Micra has a lot in common with the Clio. And it is not their X98 fourth generation model rather the new BJA. The car launched by Nissan was the first ever vehicle for the architecture of Alliance CMF-B so for the past two and a half years, it has enjoyed the status of being a state of the art design while the Clio had been using an outmoded platform. This is why the K14 series was easily able to be updated on the beginning of 2019 having a fresh Alliance engine which was called the HR10DDT. Developed in collaboration with Daimler, the one that is in the latest Micra boasts off a capacity of 999cc, and develops 117PS along with 200Nm and also comes along with an Overboost facility for the turbocharging system. This engine shall also be available in the 2nd generation Juke in the late 2019.

Nissan has specified a manual gearbox having six-speed for the three-cylinder motor of Micra and it is considered to be a great combination. It is fitted to a new variant, N-Sport and pushes the car to about 62mph in almost 9.9 seconds from a standstill.