20-23 Nissan Micra EV Concept Specifications and Details
Nissan has unveiled the 20-23 Nissan Micra EV Concept, marking the 20th anniversary of its European design center in London. This concept offers a glimpse of the design direction Nissan could take for the next-generation Micra. It is ready to go all-electric for the European market. The 20-23 concept celebrates Nissan’s history of bold hatchbacks and its involvement in Formula E racing. The Micra EV, based on Nissan’s CMF-BEV platform, is likely to enter production by 2026 and will incorporate design cues from earlier Micra generations.
20-23 Nissan Micra EV Concept Design
The 20-23 concept from Nissan, commemorating the 20th anniversary of its European design center. It derives its name from the center’s milestone and Nissan’s Japanese numerals, ‘Ni’ and ‘San’. This concept takes inspiration from simulator racing games, evident in its design featuring aero elements, and pronounced wheel arches. It also has a large rear spoiler, extensive venting and ducting, scissor doors, and a distinctive flying buttress design C-pillar. The stripped-back cabin emphasizes essentials, with a roof vent for cabin ventilation.
The interior of the next-gen 20-23 Nissan Micra EV Concept exudes a race car ambiance with a stripped-back and minimalist design. The driver and passenger access their deep bucket seats by climbing over foam-covered brace bars. Instead of a traditional steering wheel, the driver uses a yoke-style device with an array of switches and buttons, including paddles for adjusting electric motor performance and regenerative brakes. The cabin lacks air conditioning, relying on roof-integrated vents for airflow. While Nissan hasn’t confirmed production plans, design elements from this concept could influence future models, though the extreme aero elements may not make it to production.
Next-gen Nissan Micra Details
The all-electric Micra is likely to be produced with the Renault 5 at Renault’s ElectriCity production hub in northern France. It is likely to share similar power and range specifications with its sibling, featuring a 134hp front-mounted motor and a 400km range. The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance has developed the versatile CMF B-EV platform for compact electric models, and Nissan has confirmed that the new Micra will be built on it. This positions the Micra as a sister model to the reborn Renault 5 EV.