Nissan Micra CC

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C-VIEW®: Roof standard But Micra C+C another ingredient to the mix, one unique in its class – the roof is all so the elements can be enjoyed even in the of winter.

First shown as a exercise at the 2002 Paris show, the production of Micra C+C remarkably faithful to that concept. In the interim three an intensive development, engineering and programme has been undertaken with convertible specialists of Germany to ensure none of the of the Micra’s structure has been by the removal of the roof.

With that work now – and signifying an investment of Ђ150 – production of Micra C+C has begun at award-winning plant at Sunderland in the East of England and sales Europe are due to start in November.

The also represents an innovation in work practices at Sunderland: the folding glass roof is in an equally innovative fashion. For the time at Nissan, an outside is setting up a ‘factory-within-the-factory’ to fabricate the on site.

Dr Christian Rennert, Key Manager, International Markets for Karmann GmbH, explains: the complex roof assembly was by Karmann in Germany, production of the module will be undertaken in for reasons of quality control and of manufacture. “We have established a production facility within the plant where we aim to run two shifts a day and to up to 50 people. This is the first Karmann has established such a within a manufacturer’s plant and we be monitoring its success with a to establishing similar facilities

For Micra C+C, all the metal of the roof frame will be by Karmann and painted with the car by before being separated and to the Karmann facility. Here the will be covered with the glass panels and assembled as a module before being with the original car.

process is similar to the way in which car are produced: in virtually every car the bare door frames are with the car before being to a separate facility where glass, electrical features, and locks are added. The completed are then returned to the production where they are attached to the car.

Trevor Mann, NMUK Managing Director, adds: “We Karmann to Sunderland for two main The first, obviously, is down to the contribution they are making the production of the Micra C+C.

second is that their on site marks the first of collaborations at Sunderland, but it won’t be the As part of the Nissan Integrated System (NIMS) we are actively to other suppliers within with a view to integrating and to ensure we maintain the highest levels into the future.”

“To Micra C+C attains the highest quality standards we are working with our supplier Karmann… so in fact, that we can literally rub with them at the plant.” Dodge, Senior Vice Manufacturing, Purchasing and SCM, Europe.

Nissan Micra C+C

Undeniably elegant, Micra C+C is and longer than the hatchback The roof line, dictated by the raked windscreen, is 110mm than on the conventional car while C+C is 90mm longer overall: the length is all to the rear of the car where it the extra room needed to the hardtop behind the rear

The hardtop itself is a work of It takes just 22 seconds to clamshell-style beneath the double-hinged lid: it is hinged at the bottom and front to rear when the is raised or lowered and at the top when conventionally to stow luggage.

Development work has also on ensuring Micra C+C is as user-friendly as Thanks to the Auto-Open Roof®, or lowering the roof requires a on a single button – an automatic system does away the need to manually lock or the roof’s leading edge to the header rail. Furthermore, the can be raised or lowered with the on the move.

But as well as having looks, Micra C+C remains practical, enjoying class luggage space. With the lowered, the boot area 225 litres of stowage space, rises to an impressive 457 litres the roof is raised. To ensure any luggage stowed in the boot interfere with the roof folded, a retractable blind in the area must be latched place before the roof move.

As well as having the largest in its class, Micra C+C’s the has a myriad of clever storage especially a convenient lockable space under the passenger where you can leave valuables even when the roof is

Micra C+C is available with the recently enhanced 65kW 1.4-litre petrol engine or the developed 81kW (110hp) 1.6 16 twin cam petrol unit as in the potent new Micra 160SR. the chassis follows the familiar strut/torsion beam suspension of the Micra hatchback, fine-tuned to the special characteristics of Micra

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