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Nissan Micra: 30 years in pictures

The Nissan Micra, so long considered a mainstay of British street car furniture, celebrates its 30th birthday this year. It initially supplemented the Nissan Cherry on the UK market, slotting in below that car striking at the heart of the supermini market.

Within three years, the Micra was Nissan's sole representative in the supermini market - and it proved extremely popular, especially with young drivers. Here's a gallery of the most interesting Micras and their fascinating derivatives. You'll be surprised at just how many Micras have come and gone over the past three decades.

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The 1985 Nissan March Turbo K10GFTI was the first of the quick Micras that we didn't seein the UK. It was a Japanese market-only car powered by a tax-friendly 1.0-litre turbocharged engine. In 1988, Nissan launched a follow-on 10,000-limited run version known as the Micra Superturbo (EK10GFR/GAR). The 1.0-litre turbo was upgraded to incorporate an advanced sequential supercharger and turbocharger that pumped out 108bhp at 6400rpm.


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