Nissan Australia will bring the new generation Micra to our shores towards the end of the year with Australian delivered Micras to be sourced from Thailand.
However there is no confirmation as to which variants Australia will receive. Overall there will be a choice of just one engine at launch, a 1.2 litre three-cylinder petrol engine that pumps out 59kW and 108Nm of torque whilst emitting just 115g of CO2 per kilometre.
2012 will see a new supercharged variant available that will put out roughly 72kW and 142Nm of torque but reduce emissions to just 95g/km.
It will be interesting to see if Nissan Australia will sell a manual version of the Micra or stick with the automatic only policy. If the first case is true, both variants will be available with a 5-speed manual or a new CVT transmission.
We certainly hope the CVT for European markets also makes it out to Australia instead of a potential 4-speed auto.
Although the new 2011 Nissan Micra will be built in India, Thailand, Mexico and China, it was designed in Japan.
From what we can gather the Micra will be big on safety with standard features (for the European market) such as ABS, ESP, dual front airbags, curtain airbags, and side airbags all available.
CarAdvice will bring you a review of the new Nissan Micra towards the end of the year when it's released in Australia, but for now read our old Nissan Micra Review.
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