Geneva debut for Nissan Micra DIG-S

Nissan has announced that a new eco-friendly variant of its recent Micra supermini will debut at the Geneva Motor Show scheduled between March 3-13.

The upcoming Micra DIG-S (Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger) offers CO2 emission levels of 95g/km, making it one of the lowest emitting petrol models available, according to the Japanese auto manufacturer.

The model features a direct petrol injection engine unit with a supercharger for instant throttle response and an improved compression ratio for greater combustion efficiency.

Power output in the lightweight, low-friction 1,198cc three-cylinder unit is comparable to that of a conventional 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine.

CO2 emissions are 95g/km for the base manual version, but rise to 115 g/km for the CVT auto model.

Maximum speed for the model is 112mph for the manual version, while the fuel economy is 68.9mpg on the combined cycle.

Sales for the Micra DIG-S are set to start this summer.

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