Nissan Launches Micra DIG-S Turbo

This vehicle is being called by Nissan one of its cleanest vehicles (besides the LEAF) with CO2 emissions of only 95 g/km. Nissan's all-new Micra DIG-S has one of the cleanest gasoline engines in the world, and to achieve this, the Japanese automaker used a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine fitted with a supercharger and direct injection. The engine is able to produce 98-horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque, and Nissan claims that it's on par with a conventional 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit.

The Micra DIG-S is also exempt from road tax or other pesky charges in select markets, and customers can benefit from further tax breaks and governmental incentives. The vehicle is slated to be only available in a five-door body-style and with three trim levels. We can expect to see Nissan showcase the DIG-S at the upcoming 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March, with European sales set to debut this summer.

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