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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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In March 1989, the Nissan Micra was treated to its first facelift. It was identified by a lightly revised front end, consisted of a deeper bumper, new headlamps and a new front grille. Inside, the Micra received new seats and instrument graphics, and it also saw the introduction of the larger MA12 1.2-litre engine that developed 59bhp. Most importantly, the facelift marked the arrival of a new five-door version.


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