The legendary supermini has been around for decades and it is considered as one of the most popular models in the segment. The current generation has been around since 2017 but it already received an update for this year. We saw a new engine, as well as a new performance version. However, the changes are coming for the next year as well. If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2021 Nissan Micra will come with several interesting novelties.
This should be a typical mid-cycle update, which will focus on the visual updates, though novelties in other aspects are possible as well. Still, the facelift will be in the focus. Other than that, we could see a couple of tweaks on the inside, while an electrified version is also possible. This seems like enough changes to expect 2021 Nissan Micra to arrive a little bit earlier than usual, probably in the third quarter of the next year.
2021 Nissan Micra Changes
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2021 Nissan Micra is about to receive a facelift, according to the latest reports. The famous supermini will allegedly come with a nice amount of visual updates and you may presume that the front end will be in the focus. We expect to see revisions in areas like the grille, front bumper and may even on headlights. The rest of the vehicle shouldn’t change too much, though a couple of tweaks to the rear end are also possible. Naturally, we also count on those typical mid-cycle changes, such as new color options, new wheels designs etc.
Mechanically, we don’t expect more important changes. The current model rides on a well-known CMF platform and shares most of its parts with the Clio. Driving dynamics are good, while the overall ride quality is on a decent level as well, so there is really no need for bigger modifications in this aspect.
From the inside, we also don’t expect to see more significant changes. The current model looks quite nice from the inside and the overall materials’ quality is on a decent level as well, especially for the class. Therefore, the best we could see are changes in terms of new color schemes and similar minor details. On the other side, we also expect to see updates in terms of tech features. Also, the list of standard equipment should be a little bit longer, especially in terms of safety systems.
2021 Nissan Micra N-sport
This is a performance version of a small hatch that has been introduced recently. Besides, obviously, more power, it comes with a plethora of other exclusive features. Some of the highlights are things like 17-inch alloy wheels, modified and lowered suspension, flush-mount function (additional torque for a shorter time), Carbon-finish rearview mirrors, tinted rear windows, Alcantara sports seats, keyless entry function and N-Sport logos.
Therefore, we don’t expect to see more important changes in terms of these exclusive features. On the other side, the 2021 Nissan Micra N-sport should receive the same updates as the rest of the range, which means a new front face, as well as a couple of more novelties.
Under the hood of this model, you will find a more powerful version of a new 1.0-liter turbo-three, which is good for about 118 horsepower, which comes with a 6-speed manual transmission.
2021 Nissan Micra Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, the current model is available with a couple of petrol and diesel engines, but the offer largely depends on the market. In Asia, most Micras still come standard with a 0.9-liter gasoline engine. On the other side, European models received a new 1.0-liter turbo three-cylinder unit, which delivers around 100 horses. We presume this engine will become standard in the rest of the world after this update. Also, there is a well-known 1.5-liter dCi turbodiesel with around 90 horsepower.
For the next year, there is a big chance to see novelties under the hood. There is a chance to see a new 1.3-liter turbo-four engine, which is good for about 130 horsepower. This engine may be used for the performance N-sport version. Also, some reports are suggesting that the 2021 Nissan Micra could come electrified. Of course, we would expect to see a new plug-in hybrid system, the same one that powers the new Clio. However, the company is still quiet on this matter and we presume this won’t happen before a complete redesign.
Release Date and Price
Considering the update, we may expect to see 2021 Nissan Micra a little bit earlier than usual. We presume it would arrive sometime in the third quarter of the next year. The price largely depends on the market but in most cases, base models go around 14.000 dollars.