Nissan Micra with ELLE Magazine badges: Limited to only 500 units (Photos)
As the new Nissan Micra ELLE goes on sale this September at prices from £12,000, it must be kept in mind that this will be a limited edition model restricted to only 500 units, all for UK markets. This model is specially created by Nissan along with fashion magazine ELLE. Nissan Micra ELLE will have all the trimmings that go hand in hand with a lifestyle magazine.
It will possess a panoramic glass roof, chrome interior accents, roof spoiler and fog lamps. Micra ELLE will ride on 15” titanium alloy wheels and will be available in a choice of three colors – Alabaster White, Shiraz Red and Atlas Blue. As an option, the company has also offered Nissan Connect integrated satellite navigation system.
The ELLE edition will have a 3 cylinder 1.2 liter gasoline engine offering 79 hp while its 1.2 liter DIG-S gasoline engine will offer 96 hp, CO2 emissions are restricted to 99 g/km. This engine will have 104 lb/ft torque and acceleration from 0 to 62mph will be possible in 11.3 seconds reaching a maximum speed of 112 mph. Distinctive ELLE magazine badges will be seen on tailgate and front wings while also continuing indoors to front floor mats and front door guards.
Read the news release below for more information.
Nissan teams up with ELLE magazine to produce special edition Micra
Features include panoramic glass roof, stylish new colours and discreet badging
Limited run of 500 models for the UK
Sales start 1st September, priced from £12,000
Nissan has joined forces with the world’s best-selling fashion magazine, ELLE, to develop a special version of its popular city car, the Micra. The Nissan Micra ELLE, which goes on sale in the UK on 1st September priced from £12,000, combines stylish looks and lots of equipment.
Special features include a panoramic glass roof, chromed accents to the lower part of the grille, chrome interior door handles, 15-inch titanium grey alloy wheels, fog lamps and a roof spoiler. There are three colours available – Shiraz Red, Alabaster White and Atlas Blue – as well as a new seat fabric covering. The award-winning Nissan Connect integrated satellite navigation and infotainment system is available as an option. Discreet ELLE badges on the tailgate and front wings, front floor mats and front door guards mark out the Micra ELLE on the high street.
But that’s not all. As the Micra ELLE is based on the mid-range Acenta model, it has a long list of standard equipment including automatic air conditioning, Intelligent Key for keyless entry and push button start, electrically heated and folding door mirrors, along with a speed limiter and cruise control.
Just 500 Micra ELLE models will be coming to the UK and buyers have the choice of either the 1.2-litre 80PS normally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine or the sophisticated 1.2 direct injection supercharged (DIG-S) petrol engine, which develops 98PS yet produces just 99g/km of CO2.
The DIG-S engine has plenty of punch for the urban jungle with 142Nm of torque and a 0-62mph time of 11.3 seconds. It also has a maximum speed of 112mph and posts combined cycle fuel economy figures of up to 68.9mpg. Both 1.2-litre engines produce emissions low enough to qualify for Nissan’s ‘Pure Drive’ badge, given only to the cleanest cars in Nissan’s line-up.
“This is far more than just a badge on a car,” said Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan in Europe. “There is a lot of common ground between the Micra and ELLE, with both the car and the magazine appealing to very similar buyers. A hectic lifestyle means today’s ultra-busy woman spends her day juggling work and leisure activities, family, friends and relationships… and she needs an ally. The Nissan Micra ELLE is that ally, helping her get through the day by being a key partner for getting around the city.”
To make manoeuvring as easy as possible, for example, Micra has a best-in-class turning circle, while its ‘Pure Drive’ engine technology also brings fuel cost and tax savings.
“The vast majority of ELLE readers live and work in the city. They are fun, positive, stylish women, all highly individual and with the capacity to surprise… just like the Nissan Micra ELLE,” said Geraldine Ingham.