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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 1989 Nissan Be-1 was the first individually-styled rebodied March built by the Pike Factory and first shown in concept form in 1987. It was the first of four such more overtly retro spinoffs from the K10 Micra; the S-Cargo, Figaro and Pao. The Be-1 was sold without the Nissan name. and was designed to be a fashionable city car. It succeeded - and visually was a success, looking like a modern supermini almost 25 years on.


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