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Nissan March K12, 3 generation, 2 restyling 06.2007 - 06.2010

3 generation, 2 restyling
(K12) 06.2007 - 06.2010
3 generation, 2 restyling
In 2007, the next, second, restyling of the Nissan March of the third generation (K12) took place. He again touched the appearance of the car. The main changes in the exterior of the hatchback were the headlights of a new design (xenon - option), chrome-plated radiator grilles, the design of the front and rear bumpers (the front received a large trapezoidal cut-out of the air intake and two horizontal bars). There are even more options for painting the body, and changes in the interior also include new color schemes and new upholstery options. Among other things, the dashboard was updated, changes were made to the design of the seats. All motors remained at the same power indicators, but the struggle to reduce harmful emissions continued. Still for the cold regions, four-wheel drive (with a 1.4-liter engine) March versions with a simple but effective e-4WD system combining the traction of a gasoline engine and an electric engine are offered.  Changes in the configuration of Nissan March 2007-2010 trim levels are designed to improve the quality of the car. For example, the standard for all March is now a keyless entry system, body-colored door handles, and an adjustable steering column. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the model, a memorable “memorial” car equipment was launched, which offers unusual body colors: chocolate, paprika-orange, green kiwi, sea wave and other romantic colors. A little later, the company introduced three new trim levels: March 25th Happiness, March Plus Safety and March Kisekae, which received some unique characteristics. For example, the new anniversary version - a special filter that does not allow odors, a special lighting system and other options. Nissan March Plus Safety - standard side airbags and xenon lamps. Customers of Nissan March Kisekae (translated from Japanese as “smart March”) are offered two unique seat covers, some exclusive parts and special pedals made in the style of the seat upholstery. Options with retractable front passenger seat. As usual, a number of exclusive features offer sports versions from Autech: aerodynamic body kit, specially tuned suspension, sports seats and more.

 After the second restyling, March 12SR with a 1.2-liter 110-horsepower engine modified by specialists of the famous Japanese company Autech and working in conjunction with a manual gearbox still deserves special attention in the line of third-generation modifications March. The maximum speed of this car reaches 183 km / h, and from zero to “hundreds” it can accelerate in 9.8 seconds. The version with the 1.5-liter engine of the HR series (109 hp, 148 Nm) works with a continuously variable CVT gearbox. The variator allows a powerful engine to spend only 5 liters per 100 km. In the sports version, this modification is represented by version 15SR-A. A 1.4-liter 97-horsepower engine is offered for all-wheel drive versions (in combination with FRGG4). The basic versions are presented with a 1.2-liter engine with 90 hp. (mechanics or automatic).

 The third-generation Nissan March has independent front suspension and semi-rear rear. The drive of the machine is front or full in combination with a 1.4 liter engine (e-4WD system with a separate electric motor and gearbox on the rear axle). The hatchback is equipped with a gear-rack type steering with electric power, disc front brakes and drum rear. Tuning sports versions of March is not limited only to the engine - they are equipped with a sports suspension and a sports power steering, which helps to facilitate control of the machine, and the brakes are also strengthened. The dimensions of the hatchback body are as follows: length - 3725 mm, width - 1660 mm, height - 1525 mm. Wheelbase - 2430 mm. The minimum turning radius is only 4.4 m. The car can be equipped with R14 or R15 rims. The height of the ground clearance is 135-150 mm or 120 mm in the sports version. The luggage compartment of Nissan March has a volume of 371-584 liters, depending on the position of the rear sofa.

 In terms of safety, the Nissan March of the third generation looks quite decent, especially the cars of the last years of release (2007-2010). The car offers two standard front airbags (driver and front passenger), anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake booster, child seat fasteners, front belts with pretensioners. For a surcharge, the hatchback can now be equipped not only with side airbags and curtain airbags, but also with xenon headlights. Nissan March / Micra received 4 stars in the EuroNCAP ranking in 2003.

 With the second restyling of the Nissan March of the third generation, the main bet was made mainly on the individualization of the car - the car impresses with a variety of trim levels, design solutions. As before, the most interesting sports Nissan March 12SR and 15SR-A deserve - these are not only the fastest and most convenient to drive, but also practical cars, because the standard 5-door March was chosen as the base body. The hatchback is distinguished by high quality production, engine reliability. However, there are also disadvantages. The bodies are not well protected against corrosion, the suspension is stiff. The e-4WD system helps on slippery roads, but is useless in snowdrifts and dirt and does not work when the ABS malfunctions. In 2010, the next generation saw March (K13).