After a 21 year absence, the Nissan Micra nameplate is returning to Canada. The first-generation Micra was sold here between 1984 and 1992.
Known as the March in some markets, the new Micra is a sub-compact, four-door hatchback, smaller than the Versa Note. It is built on the same platform as the Note and will share the same powertrain in this country – a 109 horsepower, 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine with a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT.
Just 3.82 metres in length, the Micra will compete with other entry-level vehicles such as the Chevrolet Spark and Mitsubishi Mirage.
Pricing has not yet been announced but expect it to start below the Versa Note's $13,348 threshold.
The Micra will be built at Nissan’s plant in Aguascalientes in Mexico, qualifying it for duty-free importation under NAFTA's rules.