The replacement for Nissan’s long-established Micra supermini has been confirmed for 2025 and will be an all-electric model.
Sharing much of its underpinnings with the forthcoming Renault 5, the Micra’s successor will be built on a new CMF B-EV platform developed by the Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Alliance.
It is part of a €23bn electric car plan that will lead to the creation of 35 new models by the end of 2030 with these split across five production systems operated by the trio.
The design will be handled by Nissan and the development of the car by Renault at its ‘ElectriCity’ centre in France. Although no figures have been made public at this point, the battery technology is understood to allow for up to 249-miles to be covered on a single charge.
Recognising the European market as playing “a key role in driving electrification” as part of its ‘Ambition 2030’ strategy, the news means Nissan has committed to being a part of the supermini market beyond the current decade.
“This all-new model will be designed by Nissan and engineered and manufactured by Renault using our new common platform, maximizing the use of our Alliance assets while maintaining its Nissan-ness,” said Nissan Chief Operating Officer, Ashwani Gupta.
“This is a great example of the Alliance’s ‘smart differentiation’ approach. Succeeding our iconic Micra, I am sure this new model will provide further excitement to our customers in Europe,” he added.
Before the Micra’s successor arrives, Nissan will launch its bold Ariya EV crossover. The future compact EV was announced as part of ‘Alliance 2030’, a blueprint drawn up by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi “that focuses on EVs and connected mobility activities”.
Nissan has confirmed that further product information – including the name and technical details – of its new small battery electric vehicle will be released in the coming months.
Teaser images suggest the car’s profile is similar to the Juke Crossover as it adopts some of its stand-out design traits including slim headlights, protective body cladding and a gently arcing contrast roof.