Nissan Micra Fourth generation K13
|(2010 to 2016)|
|Also called||Renault Pulse
|Production||March 2010 – Dec 2016|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Platform||Nissan V platform|
|Engine||1.2 L HR12DE I3
1.2 L HR12DDR I3
1.5 L HR15DE I4
1.6 L HR16DE I4
1.5 L K9K diesel I4
Mexico & Canada: 4-speed automatic
|Wheelbase||2,450 mm (96 in)|
|Length||3,780 mm (149 in)|
|Width||1,665 mm (65.6 in)|
|Height||1,515 mm (60 in)|
The first sketches of the latest generation Nissan Micra were unveiled on 1 October 2009, referred to as W02A, later referred to in Nissan press releases as K13.
The Nissan Micra K13 was unveiled at the 80th International Geneva Motor Show.
It will be sold in more than 160 countries, including Thailand in March 2010, India in July 2010, and Europe in November 2010. This was the first of the March/Micra to be built in a North American plant, even though this generation will not have any sales in the United States. The Micra is available in Canada after the spring of 2014.
It is based on the new Type-V platform with a new 1.2-litre HR12DE (XH5) 59 kW (79 hp) 108 N·m (80 ft·lbf), 3-cylinder engine (the first for a March/Micra).
|Drivetrain||Front wheel drive|
|Top Speed||106 mph|
|0-60 mph||13.3 secs|
|Torque||110 Nm, 81 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||115 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||5|
|Miles Per Tank||505 miles|
In the end of 2011 Nissan introduce the supercharged version of 1.2 (HR12DDR) called in Europe as Micra 1.2 DIG-S and the other engine 1.5 (HR15DE) and 1.6 (HR16DE) for South American, Asian and Australian country. The car is expected to be fuel efficient, delivering 18 km to a litre of petrol. The new Idling Stop System is reported to improve fuel economy by 2.0 km/L. It features variable control of voltage for power generation with alternator (including regenerative charging function with braking energy). Micra's coefficient of drag is just 0.32 achieved in part by the sleek roofline, with a raised rear end, which optimally adjusts airflow to the rear sides and other elements of the body designed to reduce air resistance such as door mirrors, a large front spoiler and the underbody configuration. A lightweight roof panel helps to keep weight to 915 kg (2,017 lb). The car was designed to appeal to a unisex crowd, yet look stylish and elegant to face the tough competition.
In India the Micra was offered with a diesel unit: the classic 1.5 dCI K9K produced by Renault with 65 hp.
|Options:Equipment included on some trim levels|
Japanese model went on sale in July 13, 2010. Early models include 1.2L 3-cylinder HR12DE engine, Xtronic CVT with an auxiliary two-speed transmission, Idling Stop (standard on 12X and 12G).
2011 Nissan March update, March 12S V Package (2011–)
- price adjustments for 12X and 12X FOUR
- Orange body colour option (12X, 12X FOUR, 12G, 12G FOUR)
- All vehicle models certified as SU-LEV vehicles
March 12S V Package is a version of March 12S with electronically powered remote control coloured door mirror and power socket (DC12V), UV-reduced heat blocking green glass (front door).
Japanese models went on sale in 2011-06-30.
Nissan New March (2011–2016)
It is a version of Nissan March for Taiwan market.
The vehicles went on sale in 2011-12-17 at Nissan showroom. Early models included 1.5HR engine, I-KEY, push button start, 3 trim models (S, SV, SL).
Micra's new-generation Xtronic CVT features a new structure combining a belt-operated CVT with an auxiliary two-speed transmission. The CVT raises the transmission ratio by more than 20% compared to other CVTs in its class, providing enhanced responsiveness on starting and acceleration and improved quietness during high-speed driving. With the auxiliary transmission, the size and weight of the CVT unit is significantly reduced. Friction is reduced by about 30% compared to other CVTs in its class, achieved by the increased transmission ratio, reduced pulley size and weight, and reduced oil agitating resistance – helping improve fuel economy. An electric oil pump is adopted in vehicles equipped with Idling Stop. Quicker oil pressure response improves startup performance and thus contributes to an improvement in fuel economy. While Idling Stop is in operation, pulley rotation is temporarily locked inside the CVT and is slowly unlocked when the engine starts again. This prevents reverse movement during a hill start and enables smooth startup.
Nissan announced that the Mexico-made Micra available in Canada will have a 4-speed automatic option from 2015 onward, with the DOHC 1.6 engine.
EuroNCAP tested this model of the Nissan Micra as a standard equipment LHD, 5-door hatchback, registered in 2010. They scored it accordingly:
- Overall 4 stars
- Adult Occupant 84%, 30 points.
- Child Occupant 79%, 39 points.
- Pedestrian 58%, 21 points.
- Safety Assist 57%, 4 points.
The Micra scored well in the test and received 4 stars from a possible 5, although the car was penalised for "loading the dummy in an unrealistic way" and increasing chest damage to the driver and passenger. Despite this the results were decent for a hatchback and the car offers good protection for side and front end impacts.
March Nismo (2013–)
March Nismo went on sale in Japan on sale in 2013 December. with the Nismo S unveiled in 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon.
The March Nismo includes special exterior design features including front and rear bumpers, LED hyper daytime running lights, 16-inch aluminium wheels and includes Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), but retains a standard 1.2-litre engine producing 79 bhp. The Nismo S version include additional tuning to the HR15DE 1.5-litre engine to produce 114 bhp, with a special tuning computer (ECM), exhaust system, customized suspension (stabiliser) brake system and quick steering gear ratio.
Nissan New Micra (2013–)
Changes to Nissan Micra include new exterior styling front and rear (new grille with Nissan badge 'held' within a chromed extended V-shaped motif, new bonnet, wings, headlamps and front bumper; front fog lamps and chrome surround, a new bumper, new LED tail lamps and a new infill panel at the bottom of the tailgate), new 15-inch alloy wheel design (optional machine-finished 16-inch alloy wheels), two new body colours (pearl metallic Pacific Blue (predominantly turquoise shade), metallic Platinum Sage), instrument graphics ahead of the driver have been improved for greater clarity, a new centre console with restyled air vents, gloss black finish on the centre console, a silver look to the gear selector finisher, textured door armrests, new seat and door pad fabrics, Visia and Acenta grades include a durable tricot/tricot mesh woven fabric, Tekna models includes a suede-like fabric with double stitching, dash-mounted Aux-in and USB slots linked to all audio units, added a 12v socket, Visia models include audio equipment better integrated into the centre console with matching gloss and matt black finishers, optional NissanConnect navigation and communication system (5.8-inch screen) with chromed controls, revised navigation system (eco-routing with eco-scoring table, larger colour touchscreen, Google Send-To-Car technology, Google's Point of Interest (POI) with motorway 'exit view'), optional advanced parking aid, all models with DIG-S engine produce emissions of 120g/km or lower.
Visia model includes remote central locking, front power windows, electric power steering, 14-inch wheels and a full complement of safety equipment including driver and front passenger airbags, side airbags and curtain bags, ABS and ESP.
Acenta adds chrome accents, body colour door mirrors and handles, 15-inch wheels, roof spoiler, manual air conditioning, driver's armrest, leather covered steering wheel and a CD player with Bluetooth connectivity. Options include preferred colour of wheel centre caps and door mirrors handles on the exterior, personalised gear knob, air-vent, gear stick surround and velour mats.
Tekna adds automatic air conditioning, NissanConnect, rear parking sensors, Parking Slot Measurement, 15-inch alloy wheels (optional 16-inch alloys), suede-like seat fabric, front fog lamps plus automatic control for the headlamps, wipers and folding door mirrors. Options include a panoramic roof, Intelligent Key with start button.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
2015 Nissan Micra
Canadian model was based on the Nissan New Micra for European market, with ducts for rear-seat heating, 60/40 split folding rear seat, heated side mirrors, and front and rear sway bars for the suspension.
Canadian model was announced in 2014 Montreal Auto Show.
Canadian model was set to go on sale as 2014 model year vehicle. Early models include 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine from Nissan Versa, four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission, 15 and 16-inch wheels.