While all the world was fighting with a pandemic situation, the carmakers had to adapt and adjust their lineups to comply with new pollution rules.
Nissan Micra was already in its fifth generation, and it shook the market with its striking look. It was so bold that just a few noticed that it featured rear drum-brakes while other carmakers only had those systems in their museums. But the customers didn't care about that. They cared about look, pollution, comfort, and safety, not necessarily in that order.
From the outside, the 2020 Micra kept the Z-shaped side lines to connect with the famous Nissan Z-vehicles. A new set of headlights was introduced and showed more character, especially when they were upgraded to LED lights. To enhance the side look, Nissan fitted the Micra with wheels up to 17", for the N-Sport trim level.
Inside, the Micra was enhanced with new materials for the upholstery and a wide customization program, including a bold orange interior. On the dashboard, it featured a new infotainment unit that supported Android Auto and Apple Carplay. Like the non-facelifted version, a Bose sound system was available at extra costs.
Renault-Nissan Alliance installed a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine and axed the 1.5-diesel unit used on the 2016 model under the hood.