2015 Nissan Micra at the Canadian International Auto Show

The biggest news of the 2014 Toronto Auto Show was likely the unveiling of the all-new 2015 Nissan Micra. Why? Well with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of just $9,998 CDN, it is officially the lowest priced car in Canada.

2015 Nissan Micra

How does that compare with its price in the US? Well it will not be sold in the US. I can see potential US buyers chirping “Only in Canada you say, pity”. Nissan does sell the Micra in more than 160 other countries around the world.
According to said Christian Meunier, President, Nissan Canada, “As the only high-volume car to be offered in Canada and not the United States, Micra is here to give Canadian drivers an affordable, high-value
Nissan will make the Micra available in 3 different trim levels; the Micra S, SV and top-of-the-line SR. Each will be available with either a 5-speed manual transmission, or a 4-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of trim level, each model is equipped with a 1.6-litre DOHC 4-cylinder engine with dual fuel injection and Twin CVTC. Tailored for Canadian climates the Micra comes with features like heated outside mirrors, rear heater ducts, 60/40 split folding rear seats and either 15 or 16 inch wheels – common sizes thus making it economical to source snow tires.
If you do want to spend more on your Micra, Nissan will offer customizing trim options such as picking mirror covers, door handle finishers, a rear hatch finisher, wheel caps and interior trim finishers, in five distinct colours – red, white, black, orange and purple, as well as chrome. According to Nissan, these accessories will be an ‘a la carte’ selection, allowing the customer to choose a little dash of colour where desired, with coordinating side stripes also available in each colours. Pricing for the optional trim pieces start under $200.
It will be interesting to see what these Micra packages actually look like when the 2015 NIssan Micra goes on sale later in the spring of 2014 as a 2015 model.