First details of Nissan Micra replacement released

First details of Nissan Micra replacement released

With just 10 days left until the 2010 Geneva Motor show opens its gates, automakers are crowding up to show what they will be having on display at the most important auto event of the year. After telling us about the European debuts of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle and the Nissan 370Z Roadster and the world debuts of the new Nissan Juke small crossover and the facelifted Nissan Qashqai, now the Japanese automaker has announced that they will be unveiling a new car next month in Switzerland. More precisely, I am talking about the new Nissan Global Compact Car (this is the name given by Nissan, don`t blame us).

The new Nissan global compact car is meant to replace the good old Nissan Micra model. Still, it is not clear until now, whether the Nissan Micra nametag will be kept or if the Japanese automaker will go for something new. The new Nissan global compact car is based on the all new Nissan V platform and gets a completely new drivetrain. More precisely, the Nissan Micra replacement will feature a newly developed CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) that gets a ``sub-planetary`` gear which allows for a very wide gear ratio of 7.3 as well as a new 1.2 liter three cylinders engine.

According to Nissan, their engineers employed a few tricks to make sure the cabin stays comfortable and quiet for the passengers. In the same time, the Nissan engineers greatly reduced friction between parts throughout the vehicle in order to maximize efficiency, as the Japanese automaker claims the new drivetrain will offer both optimum fuel economy in the city and on the highway as well as optimum power. Later on after the production starts, the Nissan Micra might get a 1.5 liter turbo diesel engine as the new Nissan V platform can handle a car of up to 1600 kilograms with an engine producing up to 199 Nm of torque.

You can watch a video of the new Nissan global compact car here


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