Nissan Micra makes its entry into the GCC market for the first time in 2012. Based on a shortened Sunny sub-compact platform, the Micra hatchback comes only in 5-door form, with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed automatic, although a 5-speed manual is also available in the most basic model. The base model gets 14-inch steel wheels, folding rear bench seat, rear fog lamp, intermittent front and rear wipers, basic CD/MP3 stereo with AUX port, trip computer, manual a/c, power steering with tilt adjustment, alarm and fabric upholstery. There are four further trim levels, progressively adding features such two or four power windows, split-folding rear seat with three headrests, 15-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, auto headlights, remote locks or smart keyless entry with starter button, auto wipers, front fog lamps, tachometer, height-adjustable drivers seat with centre armrest, rear window defroster, 12V power outlet, and sunvisors with vanity mirrors. Optional accessories include a chrome grille, body kit, chrome exhaust tip, rear spoiler, mirror-mounted indicators, mud guards and floor mats. Standard safety features include ABS with EBD, brake assist, dual front airbags, and 3-point seatbelts for all five seats.