Nissan Micra

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Nissan Micra Review

The new Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 2012

Geneva Motor Show hosted the world premiere of the new Micra. From the press release distributed by Nissan, it is clear that it becomes a global model that will be sold in 160 countries worldwide.

Nissan Micra is built on the new “V-platform”, which is used by the subcompact crossover Juke, whose debut also held in Geneva, and his appearance on the market is expected in the autumn.

The dimensions of the new Micra is 3780 mm. length 1665 mm. width and 1525 mm. height and wheelbase and is 2,450 mm. This means that the car is longer and wider than its predecessor, but also has become lower.

The compact model will be offered initially with three-cylinder 1.2-liter petrol engine with a power of 80 hp and maximum torque reaches 108Nm. Later, he will receive the same turbo engine delivering 98 hp and 142Nm.

Both Nissan Micra engine can be combined with five-speed manual gearbox or a completely new CVT transmission. The list of optional extras feature parking system PSM, which has three levels (amateur, normal and expert), touch screen glass roof.

Four generations of the Nissan Micra

Micra e basis on which is built the modern image of Nissan. It has an almost 30-year history – produced more than 5.65 million cars – and now he released the newest fourth generation Micra.

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 2012

“Micra is a very important model for the development of Nissan and the history of the brand, not only because it is the first Japanese representative, winner of” Car of the Year. ”

The popularity of the model is amazing and appeals to everyone: young and old, experienced and not so experienced drivers, men and women. The new Micra will have to perform a difficult task – to repeat the success of their rivals.

“But we are confident that the model will be successful in Europe, while maintaining the strengths of individual cars Micra competition: the use of innovative technologies that help driver comfort and high quality workmanship, roomy interior, despite its compact dimensions and of course, competitive price, “said Vincent Wien, vice president of Nissan Europe, responsible for marketing

Nissan Micra Mk 1: 1982 to 1992

The first generation of Micra is extremely popular in Europe, the Far East and Australia. The car gained many loyal fans thanks to its strengths: it is easy to ride, with nice shapes, easy to maintain and very reliable. Just legendary reliability of the first-generation Micra is the main reason even today the streets to meet representatives of the first three generations of the model.

The history of Micra began in late 1982 when the Nissan in Japan presents the successor to the popular model Datsun Cherry. Originally Micra is available only in the hatchback version of the three-door – model in Japan called the March –

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra

but having a successful front-wheel drive.

The strengths of the model soon come to light. The heart of the car is a modern 4-cylinder engine, which although only a working volume of 1 liter, quickly establishes standards for developments in this vehicle class. Despite its modest output of 55 horsepower motor provides an excellent vehicle dynamics, which is light weight and durability vpechatlyavashtato acceleration and the engine hit and made Micra car buyers second hand.

Sales of the first generation – labeled K10 – began in Europe in 1983, and named the car Micra. The model is successfully sold three years, after which comes the modern reality – the new version differs easier because of its large headlights. But in 1989 things get more serious – he released a five-door version. Both versions featured a new grille, new headlights, bigger bumpers and changes in the design of the exterior mirrors.

The most significant changes, however, are under the hood. Here comes the new and much lighter 1.2-liter engine from the MA series, which is equipped with a carburetor, which is controlled electronically and has a capacity of 59 horsepower.

It proved enough for success in Europe. But in Japan Nissan March goes in a slightly different path of development. In 1985, three years after the launch of the model in the Japanese market first appeared March Turbo. But the best model yet …

In 1989, Nissan presented March Superturbo, but the series is limited to 10,000 units, it also contributes to the car’s iconic status. It gets racing homologation and the engine is a little miracle – working volume is 930 cubic centimeters, and the motor is a version of MA series engine with 8 valves. With a turbocharger and compressor that work consistently, Superturbo a power output of 110 horsepower. The car accelerates for 7.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and the top speed is 180 km / h

Superturbo comes with a 3-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission and high differential, while among the amenities included air conditioning and power windows. Nissan presents more “civilized” version of Superturbo – March R, but the beginning of the creation of unusual versions of March already placed. Micra These options, however, are sold only in Japan.

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 2011

Nissan engineers use the platform of March / Micra, to create a series of models produced in limited series – as rounded Be-1 (introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1985) and Pao (1987). The Nissan Micra even used as a basis for a small van, which was named S-Cargo.

In Europe gets serious popular retro model Figaro – a convertible soft top. It debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1989 and two years later released. Are produced only 20,000 units of this model, however, became so popular that the finished cars in Japan are distributed between customers through a lottery.

Meanwhile in Europe, K10 continues to win new fans: mostly because of their proverbial resilience: in 2006, the British magazine Auto Express reported an interesting fact: between 1983 and 1992 in the UK sold 340,000 vehicles K10, the same 2006 almost 30% of them are still in circulation – about 96,000 – an impressive achievement for a car whose production was discontinued 14 years ago.

Nissan Micra Mk 2: 1992 to 2002

After 10 years at the top, it’s time for generational change. The production of the new Micra – CH11 – in versions hatchback three and five-door starting in early 1992 in Japan, but the model debuted in Europe at the end of the year.

Unlike K10, whose design can be defined as a conservative in CH11 lines are much more bold and fun. Today it is difficult to imagine the reactions in the first appearance of CH11 in Europe because we are already so familiar with this car, but the car proved extremely popular among younger buyers.

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 2011 1.2 Acenta

K11 is a remarkable model for several other reasons. The technical characteristics of the car is quite different – the vehicle is equipped with two new modern aluminum DOHC engine with volume 1 and 1.3 liters with 16 valves. Both bikes have a system of injection and their power was 55 and 75 horsepower, which means even more impressive dynamic performance compared with K10.

CH11 is much better equipped than K10, and much more secure. It appears equipment that is typical of larger models which actually debuted in the city car segment. Standard equipment includes side beams in the doors, belt tensioners to stop the weight, anti-lock brakes, airbags, electric windows, central locking and even air – things that have occurred within the 10-year life cycle CH11.

The combination of quality craftsmanship, dynamic performance, extensive equipment and driving pleasure quickly and successfully won the hearts of customers. Moreover, Micra won an important prize – “Car of the Year 1993”, so the model becomes the first Japanese, car earned this distinction. Naturally, this should make the important stipulation that CH11 “brings” Japanese emblem, but it is assembled in Europe.

Nissan began assembling cars in Europe in 1984, when production starts Bluebird models in the new factory of the company in the North of England, owned by Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMUK). Production gradually increased – Bluebird was replaced by the Primera – a car that is completely manufactured in Europe.

The quality of cars assembled in England is very high and the workers at the factory in Sunderland get a new opportunity for self-expression – in 1992 the company decided to launch second assembly line in the factory – the production of the new Micra.

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 2010

And it turns out that CH11 won more fans than K10. The car is easy to drive and very reliable, but younger buyers attracted to its dynamic qualities and modern design. In big cities Micra is gaining cult status among the young ladies, and soon appeared and racing versions of the compact model … so the cause attracted many men. Many teams are preparing separate copies of Micra model believe that serial 75 horsepower are insufficient and start interesting experiments – so the light appears CH11 version of the 2-liter turbo engine from Primera.

The life cycle of the second generation Micra is developing now familiar scenario. In 1996 comes the light facelift, and two years later the model is seriously revised. The biggest change in the design of the front and rear of the vehicle.

But the big surprise is hidden under the hood – Micra is available with a 1.5-liter turbodiesel, created by the group PSA, as the market launch of this version was in 1998.

In Japan, meanwhile, are born different versions of CH11. Nissan engineers have created a wagon version of the Micra, which was named Box, followed by several options certain retro design, named Tango, Bolero, Juke, Rumba and Polka. The company creates and convertible version of the Micra, and a number of tuning companies, particularly in the UK, using the model as a basis for creating cars that strikingly resemble popular in the 60’s “classic British sedans.”

K11se enjoys enormous popularity – the model produces ten years, and in 2000 received its last facelift and a new 1.4-liter engine. Just proves Micra model saved Nissan. In the late 90s the company is in a financial crisis and no longer has the necessary resources to create and develop new models. This situation continued until the formation of a strategic alliance with Renault.

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 2009

The story of the successful compact car Nissan – Micra continues. With the third generation of cars entering the XXI century, where the success of the model continues.
Already on the market and the fourth generation Nissan Micra, and the development of ideas about the future of the Japanese minicar is more than interesting.

Nissan Micra Mk 3: 2002 to 2010

Just alliance with Renault Nissan gives confidence that the successful development of the Micra can continue and so appears K12. It is a radically redesigned, the headlamps are the main focus and shape of the car impress as professionals and buyers. The model is built on a platform that is 70 mm longer than that of CH11 and which is jointly developed by Nissan. In practice, sets standards for K12 models a “supermini”, which appeared on the market then.

K12 is available with four engines in its market debut – 1 liter (which is soon pulled), 1.2-liter (and later has two power options – 65 and 80 hp) 1.4-liter power of 88 horsepower with a turbo coming from Renault – 1,5-liter dCi produces 86 horsepower. In addition, the Micra has a rich equipment that is rarely seen in direct rivals of the model.

And here it comes, washer, activated from the rain sensor, sliding rear seat that allows a choice between more space for rear passengers’ feet or greater trunk volume. K12 is one of the first car in Europe to be sold without a conventional key. The card, which is now called the Nissan Intelligent Key, you can sit in the driver’s pocket or purse it by guaranteeing access to the car and the engine can be started with the push of a button.

Practical solutions include more options for storing objects in the interior – including the formation of a separate space under the front passenger seat. A board computer has a lot more features, including the one by which he you happy birthday.

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 2008 Cabrio Roadster

And this generation Micra proves popular – until the middle of 2004, almost 20 months after the market launch of K12 in NMUK manufactured 250,000 cars and Micra is exported to 44 countries.

In 2005 the model underwent a facelift – the front design is further “refined” and the interior appear better materials and more comfortable seats. Buyers warmly welcome the new, bigger and stronger bumpers front and rear, which always helps in traffic.

Again, the biggest news is hidden under the hood. Excellent handling of the Micra allows for serious evolution – appears 160 version SR – car is powered by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 110 horsepower, the engineers added more firmly tuned suspension and sport.

In Japan, interest in a strange-looking versions of the Micra K12 disappears and is no exception, but the nice addition here comes from Nissan. It is necessary in version hatchback with three or five doors, and soon appears a third option – Micra C + C – version was created by Nissan Design Europe designers have managed to make a beautiful hatchback coupe / convertible hardtop.

Micra receives additional support in advance in Europe and Nissan’s collaboration with some of the most famous fashion brands that focus on individual top car markets – Mandarina Duck in Spain and in France Lolita Lempicka. Moreover, Micra became one of the first compact cars that comes with the ability to connect to the iPod – this is possible in version 25th Anniversary, which falls on the markets in 2008.

Convertible is assembled in Sunderland, with a hatchback version of the Micra, C + C comes with a modern facility for storing hardtop, developed by engineers at Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) and specialized company Karmann. This version is the first Micra, assembled in Europe, which is sold in Japan.

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 2006

Production of K12 in Sunderland was terminated on July 16, 2010, almost 18 years after the first car from the first generation of Micra comes from the factory. Thanks Micra plant in Sunderland became an important center of manufacturing company, where you can assemble different models. Here were assembled nearly 1.4 million cars and one million CH11 K12, which includes 31,000 units C + C.

Between 1992 and 2010 in Sunderland produced 2,368,704 cars from model Micra or over 40% of all cars produced there from 1986 onwards. Now substitute in Sunderland Juke Micra, the production of the popular crossover began in England in August 2010.

Nissan Micra Mk 4: 2010 to?

Micra enters a new phase of his life. Production destined for European markets successful compact cars – a new platform, a completely new design and new engines – was moved to India.

But Nissan’s ambitious plans include the production of the model in four plants worldwide and Micra will remain one of the most important models in the history of Nissan. As it was nearly 30 years ago.
Childhood of the popular crossover began in England in August 2010.

Nissan Micra Review

Basically women are extremely cute little Nissan with round, eye-like headlights. Look really innocent lie – the Micra does not have to hide any technical shortcomings.

Typical damage

rust on the exhaust system
defective lighting system

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 2004

prone to accelerated wear of brakes

Recommended engines

1.2-liter petrol with 80 hp

Suffice temperament, quiet and steady running chetiritsilndrov unit. Cost about 8 l/100 km.

1.5-liter dCi 82 hp

Common-Rail diesel even contours and smooth deployment of power. Cost about 6.5 l/100 km.

History of the model

Presentation of the 1993 Micra II.

1996 Facelift, standard driver airbag.

New 1998: 1.3-liter petrol and diesel engines.

2003 Change model.

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 1999

2005 Facelift. New seats and 1.6-liter gasoline engine (110 hp) and better noise isolation, disconnect airbag passenger seat.

Rating:

Pros: reliability, good ergonomics, low operating cost, fuel-efficient engines, good space in front stable dynamic performance, comfort suspension, versatility

Cons: ESP is not offered as standard, shorter intervals for oil changes, imprecise automatic air-conditioning, a narrow space at the rear part, cheap-looking materials, uncomfortable seats, loss of brake operation at high loads (under the old model).

All versions of Nissan Micra emerged so far

Nissan Micra 1983 – 1989

Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 50 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 50 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 54 hp Automatic transmission

Nissan Micra 1987 – 1989

Micra 1.0 – 5 doors / hatchback 50 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 5 doors / hatchback 50 hp Manual

Nissan Micra 1989 – 1989

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 1997

Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 50 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 50 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 5 doors / hatchback 50 hp Manual

Nissan Micra 1989 – 1992

Micra 1.2 – 3 door / hatch 54 hp Manual
Micra 1.2 – 3 door / hatch 54 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.2 – 5 doors / hatchback 54 hp Manual

Nissan Micra 1992 – 1996

Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 55 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 5 doors / hatchback 55 hp Manual
Micra 1.3 – 5 doors / hatchback 75 hp Manual
Micra 1.3 – 5 doors / hatchback 75 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.3 – 3 door / hatch 75 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.3 – 3 door / hatch 75 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 55 hp Automatic transmission

Nissan Micra 1996 – 1998

Micra 1.3 – 3 door / hatch 75 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.3 – 5 doors / hatchback 75 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.3 – 3 door / hatch 75 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 55 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 55 hp Manual
Micra 1.3 – 5 doors / hatchback 75 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 5 doors / hatchback 55 hp Manual

Nissan Micra 1998 – 2000

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 1990

Micra 1.0 – 5 doors / hatchback 55 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 5 doors / hatchback 55 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.3 – 5 doors / hatchback 75 hp Manual
Micra 1.3 – 5 doors / hatchback 75 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.5 D – 5 doors / hatchback 58 hp Manual
Micra 1.3 – 3 door / hatch 75 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 55 hp Manual
Micra 1.5 D – 3 door / hatch 58 hp Manual
Micra 1.3 – 3 door / hatch 75 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 55 hp Automatic transmission

Nissan Micra 2000 – 2002

Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 60 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.0 – 5 doors / hatchback 60 hp Automatic transmission

Nissan Micra 2000 – 2003

Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 60 hp Manual
Micra 1.4 – 3 door / hatch 82 hp Manual
Micra 1.4 – 3 door / hatch 82 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.5 D – 3 door / hatch 57 hp Manual
Micra 1.4 – 5 doors / hatchback 82 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 5 doors / hatchback 60 hp Manual
Micra 1.5 D – 5 doors / hatchback 57 hp Manual
Micra 1.4 – 5 doors / hatchback 82 hp Automatic transmission

Nissan Micra 2003 – 2005

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 1985

Micra 1.4 – 5 doors / hatchback 88 hp Manual
Micra 1.5 DCi – 5 doors / hatchback 65 hp Manual
Micra 1.0 – 3 door / hatch 65 hp Manual
Micra 1.5 DCi – 5 doors / hatchback 82 hp Manual
Micra 1.5 DCi – 3 door / hatch 82 hp Manual
Micra 1.5 DCi – 3 door / hatch 65 hp Manual
Micra 1.4 – 5 doors / hatchback 88 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.2 – 5 doors / hatchback 80 hp Manual
Micra 1.2 – 5 doors / hatchback 80 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.2 – 5 doors / hatchback 65 hp Manual
Micra 1.2 – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.4 – 3 door / hatch 88 hp Manual
Micra 1.4 – 3 door / hatch 88 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.2 – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Manual

Nissan Micra 2005 – present

Micra 1.5 dCi – 3 door / hatch 65 hp Manual
Micra 1.5 dCi – 3 door / hatch 82 hp Manual
Micra 1.4 – 3 door / hatch 88 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.4 – 3 door / hatch 88 hp Manual
Micra 1.2 – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.2 – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Manual
Micra 1.2 – 3 door / hatch 65 hp Manual
Micra C + C 1.4 – 2 doors / 88 hp convertible Manual
Micra 1.6 – 3 door / hatch 110 hp Manual
Micra 1.2 – 5 doors / hatchback 80 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.2 – 5 doors / hatchback 80 hp Manual
Micra 1.4 – 5 doors / hatchback 88 hp Manual
Micra 1.4 – 5 doors / hatchback 88 hp Automatic transmission
Micra 1.5 dCi – 5 doors / hatchback 65 hp Manual
Micra 1.5 dCi – 5 doors / hatchback 82 hp Manual
Micra 1.6 – 5 door / hatch 110 hp Manual

Nissan Micra 2005 – 2007

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 1.6 cabriolet

Micra 1.2 – 5 doors / hatchback 65 hp Manual

Nissan Micra 2006 – present

Micra C + C 1.6 – 2 doors / 110 hp convertible Automatic transmission
Micra C + C 1.6 – 2 doors / 110 hp convertible Manual

Comments from owners of Nissan Micra

After about a month of searching Nissan Micra found something sound. The previous owner told a charge 5/100 gasoline. So l 30 A95 I passed 200 km + 300 km urban in the city, more than 6.5 / 100 urban’m not spending anything, but then more than 120 km / h I’m not picking up my had and the highway so. Emergence pelvis Colizzi no extras except El windows. Inside a plastic stamping think in my column on the driver’s belt, but increase my music that I forget it. About 6,000 km may also enjoy changed my brake pads and shock absorbers, but that the purchase was necessary so that might not count. Dynamic 80-100 is picking up without feeling load their urban is great. Crosswind is bad, but reduce speed and no worries. But if I get 4-5 people became cumbersome. With 2 not care. All around me roared can not take Japan lightly but now I envy 🙂 Yes with both hands I recommend Urban stroller without pretension.

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 1.2 2008

The car is narrow, but to park it anywhere. Frankly ridiculous in appearance but is a bit stuck forth a very pleasant experience. Indeed, it is very agile, very fast speeds. precisely what is convenient for the city, from street to street. I use it for car service. I had the problem only with the probe in the tank. but underneath I have not had to change anything yet. and it is only about 23,000 in the city. rub oil VALVOLINE 10w40. I have BMW 318i Micra but will not sell it. while the rot will be mine.

Drive a Nissan Micra nearly two years. 1,000 cubic meters in 1998 was 155,000 when I got it. is now 177,000, nothing I have not changed my thereon, except oil and filters. uniquely rugged car! I drive it with Castrol 5/40 and filter Filtron. new winter tires and I have no problems with patency. not a drop of oil leak or antifreeze! its class got impressions Corsa, Fiesta, Punto and 206. an old car is number one in his class! and economical fuel consumption and maintenance. highly recommend it to anyone looking for a small car!

I’ve had a total of 3 pieces Nissan Micra both 998 cc and 82 hp 1.4 one Great car! Super agile and smooth. As urban consumption between 8-9, 100 km. Depends on how heavy traffic. For those who have had problems with chains – but just before you buy them unscrew the cap on the valve cover that is pouring oil and look for deposits! Is there just not take it. The problem is that most of negligence Italian bikes do not look as consumable oil and just drive. A Nissan Micra with hydraulic chain tensioners and very small openings for the passage of oil. A large fraction of the deposits can be fatal to the life of the chain – because there will be nobody to lubricate and tension!

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 1.0 2001-2002

I have a 1993 Nissan Micra 1.0 CH11 16c very nice. I curled her 20,000 a year, I have not changed my nothing but oil

and others. supplies. Great car!Pros: fuel economy, dynamic, easy to drive and easy parking is

Cons: no place to leave things you carry with you in everyday life, tapping plastics, no extras

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