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Refreshed Nissan Micra revealed

Euro-spec Micra facelift picks up design details of bigger Nissans.

Nissan’s 2014 refresh for the European-market Micra has surfaced online, ahead of a likely local debut next year – although Nissan Australia would not confirm dates as yet.

The latest details follow the Bangkok Motor Show preview of the Thai-spec Micra update earlier this year. The European model features similar front and rear fascia updates to the Thai model, with the exception of subtly reshaped headlights that link the Micra with the design of the Pulsar and upcoming Altima models.

The redesigned LED tail-light internals appear to match the Thai model, along with the revised interior which scores a new centre stack and updated trim and materials in a bid to move the little Micra away from the ‘bargain box’ stigma. The current model starts at $13,490 and tops out at $18,990 for the Micra Ti.

Europe also gains an updated optional satnav system, and USB connectivity joins the feature list for the first time.

Australian-spec Micras are currently sourced from India, and which version will be adopted by India -- and therefore Australia -- is yet to be confirmed.

Asked when either version of the Micra will appear locally, Nissan Australia spokesman Peter Fadeyev told Carsguide a firm “not yet.”

Such a revision to the local Micra lineup is likely to be at least 12 months away though, considering the revised specs and shift to Indian supply occurred in January this year.

This reporter is on Twitter: @Mal_Flynn