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Nissan to launch fully electric Micra replacement in 2024 based on CMF-BEV platform

 

The iconic supermini will transition to a new B-segment electric platform, shared by the Renault R5 and a new Alpine model


The petrol-powered Nissan Micra hatchback will be replaced in 2024 by a new fully-electric city car to be built by Alliance partner Renault in France, with the new hatch offering up to 400km range.

Based on a new CMF-BEV modular electric car platform dubbed by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance as “the most competitive compact electric platform in the world,” the electric Micra replacement will share many components with the new Renault R5 electric hatch – plus a new Alpine-badged model.

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Our best look yet at the electric replacement for the Nissan Micra, due in 2024

Developed for affordable, small ‘B segment’ cars and SUVs, the CMF-BEV architecture will supplement the CMF-EV electric car platform that launches imminently, sitting underneath the new Nissan Ariya and Renault Megane E-Tech midsize electric SUVs.

Efficiencies in weight and power consumption will make the 2024 Micra more than 10 percent more economical than the current-generation Renault Zoe. That should see CMF-BEV energy consumption land around 14kWh/100km on the WLTP ratings system.

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The electric Micra will have a range of about 400km and will consume about 14kWh/100km

CMF-BEV will sit beneath the new Renault R5, Nissan Micra and an Alpine model – plus a number of other new models, including SUVs, that have not yet been announced. The Alliance has said that it will build more than 250,000 vehicles per year sitting on CMF-BEV starting in 2024.

First introduced in 1982, the Nissan Micra has competed with other city cars including the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Fiesta – plus the Renault Clio.

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The fifth-gen Micra is not sold in Australia

Never sold in Australia, the fifth-generation Micra was launched in Europe in 2016 as a replacement for the 2010-era fourth-gen car that Australia received until 2016. It is sold in Europe with turbo and non-turbo petrol three-cylinder engines, and a turbo diesel four-cylinder, with manual and CVT automatic transmissions.

Nissan is expected to extend the life of the current Micra to nine years rather than move the hatchback, which sits on the Nissan V platform, to the Alliance’s newer CMF-B petrol-car architecture.

Whether the Micra will gain a sixth generation in electric form is not yet known, with Nissan playing coy on the name of the city car’s CMF-BEV replacement.

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