Nissan is set to expand the new Micra range with a model that includes both a more powerful engine and sound system.
The new Micra, which is based on the Renault Clio platform) has been on sale in SA for 18 months without making too much noise on the sales charts. Its sibling, the Clio continues to rake in the sales well into the twilight of its lifecycle (the new model will be here in 2020).
Currently, there is only one engine output available - a 66 kW/140 Nm 3-cylinder petrol version with a minute 899cc. As of mid-November, there will be a new engine to choose from as well. A Nissan-built 1.0 DIG-T (turbopetrol) with 84 kW and 180 Nm of torque. This engine is available in overseas markets where it propels the Micra to 100 kph in 9.9 seconds and uses 5.0L/100 km on the combined cycle test.
Nissan South Africa is not giving anything away just yet on the spec of the new-engined Micra apart from it will feature a Bose sound system. Its closest rival, therefore, is probably the VW Polo Beats, which also features a banging sound system.
We should hear more details at the vehicle's local launch on 13 November 2019.