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    2021 Nissan Micra (March) facelift / new front & rear end

    So this may not be of much interest to our U.S. members, but it might be to Canadian/Mexican/Euro folks...

    Behold the 2nd facelift of the Mexican made K13 Micra:

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    Nissan Canada brought this Micra to Canada to compete with the Mirage & Chevy Spark from the 2015-2019 model years. It was built in the same factory as the USDM Versa sedan and Versa Note -- same platform, drivetrain & many interior bits.

    The Micra dominated its segment in Canada with a bombshell $9998 starting MSRP for several years until the Spark was redesigned and GM also slapped a $9995 starting price on the Spark's base stripper trim. They cancelled the Micra when the Kicks was introduced.

    Europe has already had the next gen K14 Micra for a couple of years. But Nissan Canada figured the next gen car would be too expensive for the segment.

    Even a year after it was cancelled, the leftover Micra STILL outsold the Mirage throughout 2020.

    Interestingly, it looks like Mexico will continue building/selling the K13 Micra for at least a few more years. They just slapped a new front & rear end on it and gave it some new wheel & interior options. (Sound familiar?)

    Back end:

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    Nissan has a habit of producing cars in Mexico for many years after they're finished in other markets. They made the 90's vintage Sentra sedan (Tsuro) for something like 15 years!

    More pics:

    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/m...gs-155391.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    So this may not be of much interest to our U.S. members, but it might be to Canadian/Mexican/Euro folks...

    Behold the 2nd facelift of the Mexican made K13 Micra:
    If cars like the 130 hp Honda Fit can't make it in the U.S. market, I don't blame companies for not spending a lot of money on new small car designs. Yaris, Prius c, Fit, & others are disappearing.

    Honda sold 32,488 Fits in 2020.

    Ford sold 787,422 F-150 trucks in 2020, & this is a relatively low number compared to the previous 4 years.

    19,136 Mirages were sold in 2020. The current Mirage design isn't probably driven by the North American market very much. We're probably lucky it's still being sold here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I kinda wanted a Mexican ramcharger for a while. They're ugly and kinda cool. Like a short box 1/2 ton humped a caravan.
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    Looks like a 2000 Dodge Durango to me. I had a work colleague/friend who owned a couple of them, & he loved them.

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    A five-speed stick shift or a four-speed automatic are connected to a 1.6-liter four-pot engine...
    Interesting...no CVT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Looks like a 2000 Dodge Durango to me. I had a work colleague/friend who owned a couple of them, & he loved them.
    Kinda, but it's 2door and based on a 1/2 ton chassis. I guess it does use a caravan hatch! https://blog.consumerguide.com/too-s...ge-ramcharger/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    Interesting...no CVT.
    I'm pretty sure the Canadian micra's used a conventional automatic too?

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    You're right. I think the article only mentions the European Micra using a CVT.

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    This thing is just effin hideous. The front especially so. The rear isnt as bad but man just awful.

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    Yeah, no CVT in Canadian Micras. Pinching all the pennies.

    That said, I've heard of zero Micra trans failures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clessy View Post
    This thing is just effin hideous. The front especially so. The rear isnt as bad but man just awful.
    Yes, it may not be the best looking hatch in the world, but $9998 Canadian would be a brand new car for $7,800 here (using the current exchange rate). Canada has some extra charges that may not be included, however.

    I like that the Micra had a base level (that was basic/cheaper). Even the car critics got the reasoning behind a more basic car for less money with the Micra.

    The lack of great fuel economy for a small car would be the one box not checked for me. I don't mind the styling, & I'm sure it handles much better than a Mirage.


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