Nissan Micra to go electric with Renault technology, previewed by hot-hatch concept

A new Nissan electric concept car has previewed the next-generation Micra city car, due to adopt battery power when it arrives in Europe in 2025.

The future of the Nissan Micra city car in Europe has been locked in as an electric car after the pint-sized model was previewed by a racing-inspired concept overnight.

The Nissan 20-23 Concept is a wild racing-inspired interpretation of the next-generation Micra city hatch due in European showrooms in 2024 or 2025, as a twin-under-the-skin of the reborn, battery-powered Renault 5.

While the 20-23 Concept adopts a number of Nissan’s current design cues – such as its split-’O’ shaped lights – the showroom Micra is expected to be built by Renault in France.

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As recently reported, the Renault 5 – upon which the new Nissan Micra will reportedly be based – is expected to be priced from about €25,000 ($AU41,000) when it rolls out to European showrooms in 2024.

The current, petrol-powered Micra sold in Europe and other markets is a twin under the skin of the previous Renault Clio, built in Europe by the French car giant.

The last Nissan Micra sold in Australia was the previous model – introduced in 2010, and built in India by Nissan – which was axed from Australian showrooms in 2016, as the car-maker instead focused on the booming SUV market.

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There had long been suggestions the European-built Micra would be sold in Australia – and Nissan Australia expressed interest in the vehicle – but plans never came to fruition.

Renault Australia says the Renault 5 is on its wish list for Australia – but it is not clear whether the electric Nissan Micra will be sold locally.

The battery-powered Nissan Micra will be one of the brand’s 19 electric cars planned to launch by 2030.

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