2013 Nissan Micra Nismo and Micra Nismo S announced image

The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently launched the Nismo versions of the 2013 Micra, which are adding some interesting features to the two models.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2014 Nissan Micra Nismo is powered by the 1.2 liter gasoline engine, mated to an XTRONIC CVT, while the more expensive Nismo S is offered with a tuned 1.5 liter engine under its hood, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The latter is producing an additional 37 HP (27 kW) and 50 Nm of torque (37 lb-ft), compared to the 1.2 liter and its 116 HP (85 kW) and 156 Nm of torque (115 lb-ft).

The two models are also getting a body kit, which is adding a new front and rear bumper, side sill protectors, a front grille, LED daytime running lights, red exterior mirrors, a three-exterior color choice, The Brilliant White Pearl, Brilliant Silver and Pure Black, Alcantara wrapped steering wheel, bucket seats, custom shift knob, piano black trim, special pedals, 220 km/h speedometer and some other tweaks. The Nismo S Micra is also adding an upgraded braking system, customized suspension, bespoke exhaust system, faster gear changes, 16-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza 205/45 tires and more. The model is currently available for order in Japan, where it is known as the March. It remains uncertain whether the European Micra will get a similar version.