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2015 Nissan Micra coming to Canada (US too?) ... for under $10k ... new Micra Forum


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2015 Micra news: visit our new Micra Forum for specs, photos, reviews, fuel economy, etc.

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Economy car fans will soon have a compelling new option in Canada: Nissan is bringing the Micra back this spring, with a base price under $10,000.

It may be Nissan's most efficient ICE car, but if so, the ratings won't be significantly different than the Versa sedan or Versa Note because they all share the same 1.6L engine and tranmissions (except CVT). The Micra is a bit lighter than the Versa sedan, but the sedan has better aero.

Official fuel economy figures haven't been released, but I did some homework and have posted some reasonable estimates: 2015 Nissan Micra fuel economy / mileage / mpg (NRCAN, EPA)

The numbers aren't terribly impressive for a small car (the Mirage kicks its butt, especially with the automatic transmission). But you can cry all the way to the bank, because...

The car's trump card is its crazy low price: $9998 for the base car (5-speed, no air conditioning... which I'd say isn't needed in most of Canada anyway).

With that price, Nissan is going to turn the subcompact market upside down: the next cheapest competitors' cars are more than $2000 higher (Chevy Spark, Mitsubishi Mirage start in the low $12k range). Nissan thinks they might sell about 5x better than those cars, too.

For those who don't like to spend money on new vehicles, consider that the average new car is worth around 40% of its original price after 4 years, and start saving your pennies for a ~$4k modding platform.

US version?

There's no technical reason why it can't happen - Canadian federal safety & emission standards mirror those of the US, with a couple of minor differences. If it can be sold in one country, it can be sold in both. But the official word is there are no plans to sell it in the U.S.

However, the company also explicity ruled out Canadian sales too when it started building the car in Mexico. So, let the speculation begin.

New Micra Forum

Tim & I have decided to spin off another economy car forum specifically about the new Micra. Check it out at www.Micra-Forum.com for specs, photos, reviews, fuel economy, etc.

That's it for me! No more new forums.

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