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Nissan Micra Earns New N-TEC Trim in the UK, Prices Start at £12,400

Until Nissan decides to take the Sway prototype and turn it into a production model - which will probably be the new Nissan Micra, the small hatchback earns a new grade in the UK.
Nissan Micra N-TEC 1 photo
There's a long way from the Sway concept to a production-ready Nissan Micra, but word on the street was we'll see a new Micra in 2016.

At this point, we can't tell you very much about the model, but Nissan is apparently trying to keep customers interested and willing to buy their ongoing Micra.

That brings us to the central point of the article, namely Nissan's decision to expand its Micra range with a new N-TEC version.

The new trim is slotted between the current Acenta and Tekna models, and according to Nissan, it "offers buyers the chance to experience some of Nissan’s acclaimed technology features at an incredible price."

Speaking of price, the Nissan Micra N-TEC wears a starting price tag of £12,400 (the equivalent of $19,382 at current exchange rates). Customers can fit their Micra N-TEC with either the base 1.2-liter petrol engine good for 80 horsepower or the 1.2-liter DIG-S unit that delivers 96 horsepower and can be optionally mated with a CVT gearbox.

Besides mechanical stuff, for that amount of money buyers will also receive that NissanConnect infotainment system. Interaction will be done via a 5.8-inch color touchscreen display, and drivers have access to the Google Send-To-Car feature. This function lets the owner plan a trip on his or her PC/tablet and then transfer it to the car's navigation system, before departing on the journey.

The Nissan Micra N-TEC will also be displayed next month, during this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Regarding the new Micra, all we can tell you so far is that Nissan will move production from India to France, at the brand's Flins factory near Paris. You can see a designer's impression of how the next-generation Micra might look like here.

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