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Nissan Micra Overview

The Nissan Micra is classed as a supermini car and is produced by the Japanese car manufacturing company Nissan. This car has now been in production for 30 years and is a popular choice of car in this class worldwide. This car is cheap to buy and cheap to run. This is not the best ride or very good at handling, and some of their competitors offer more features for the same money.

Nissan Micra History

The first generation Nissan Micra (1982-92) was designed as a replacement for the Nissan Cherry in the supermini class. In 1985 and 89 this car had makeovers which affected the lights the first time and the bumper and grille the second makeover. This car was known for its economy and also for reliability. The second generation (1992-2003) introduced the diesel engine to the range and also offered new petrol engines. The whole shape of the car changed, getting rid of the sharp squared edges for a rounder looking vehicle. This was the first Japanese car to win the European car of the year award in 1993. Many features were added to the car, including: optional power steering, which was made standard when the car received a makeover in 1998. The makeover mainly affected exterior parts, such as: bumpers, grille and lights. The third generation (2002-10) again drastically changed the look of the car, making it curvier and bubble like. It was based on a larger design platform and again offered a wider engine choice. In 2007 it had a makeover, affecting the headlights and grille amongst other parts. The fourth generation (2010 - present) is the current version in production. This version is supposed to be more fuel efficient due to its sleek design and new improved engines.


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Fuel Economy

The first generation offered the smallest engines: 0.9, 1.0 and 1.2L petrol engines. The later versions offered bigger sized engines, from: 1.0, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6L petrol and a 1.5L diesel. The most economical is the new 1.2 DiG engine which gives up to 68mpg and the diesel offers around 60mpg. Consider the age, fuel type and engine size when determining fuel economy.


The current available gearboxes are: 5-speed manual and a Xtronic CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) gearbox. Have a look at the Nissan gearbox page to find your Micra gearbox parts.


Micra parts can be found at Breakeryard. We have a comprehensive network of UK Breakers with extremely competitive prices on our parts. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder to begin your search or visit the Micra parts page to locate your required parts. Have you experienced problems with parts on the Micra? If so, our Micra problems page may have the solution you have been searching for.