Instead, the latest version of Nissan’s supermini city car debuted at the smaller Montreal Auto Show, for sale only in Canada. The current, fourth-generation Micra (also known as the Nissan March and Renault Pulse) is a European-influenced world car that debuted in 2010, but the Canadian version has been exclusively tailored for Canada’s northern culture and climate.
Cold-weather features include standard rear heater ducts to keep back seat passengers warm, and available heated outside rear mirrors. In acknowledgment of
To ensure the Micra was ready to meet the unique challenges of Canadian roads and climate, Nissan conducted extensive road testing, which resulted in the power steering and suspension being fine-tuned for Canadian conditions. When it came to adjustments to handling, a wide range of factors was considered – even the way roads are crowned in Canada. Front and rear sway bars were tuned and added to tighten handling, and the rack and pinion steering was further adjusted to improve the turning radius.
The 2015 Micra, which is built in Nissan’s Aguascalientes 1 plant in Mexico, will go on sale later this year. It will be available in three models: the Micra S, SV, and top-of-the-line SR. All models will be powered by a 109-horsepower 1.6-litre DOHC fuel-injected four-cylinder engine with twin CVTC, and come mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic. Standard features include four-way adjustable bucket seats, four-speaker audio, variable intermittent wipers, a rear-window wiper, a 12-volt outlet, plus manual windows and locks. Available features include Bluetooth connectivity, a USB input, display audio system, rearview monitor, power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, and more.
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