One comes with a particularly economical world novelty under the hood, the other with a portrait screen in the cockpit: These five little ones will be big in 2019.
With the special model Micra N-Sport Nissan 2019 sends a small athlete with 1.0-liter turbo (117 hp) into the race. At Mazda, there is a world premiere standard under the bonnet, the 3 Series BMW is increasingly digitized, and Chevrolet brings with the last Corvette C7 version of a special model on the market. Fiat also upgrades both the engine and the interior and promises more connectivity while driving.
Nissan Micra comes with new engines and a special model
Nissan upgrades its small car Micra. There are two new stronger gasoline, a continuously variable transmission, a revised infotainment system and a special model. Both new three-cylinder turbos are one liter, says the manufacturer. The weaker makes 90 hp and is from 15,390 euros to buy and can be coupled with a continuously variable automatic. The stronger is to get from 18.190 euros and makes 117 hp. This engine also works in the sporty special model N-Sport from 19,990 euros, which is among others delivered with 17-inch alloy wheels.
Skoda has reworked the Fabia
The small car customers at Skoda will have to do without a diesel in the future. Because with the facelift of the Fabia, the Czech VW subsidiary is now exclusively on gasoline. The four engines make between 60 hp and 110 hp. The more powerful three-cylinder engines feature turbocharging, direct injection and particulate filters. The top version can be coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Front and rear rocker have been redesigned, also offers Skoda for the first time LED technology for headlights and rear lights. New assistance systems can help, for example, when changing lanes or when parking out. In the interior there is, among other things, a newly designed cockpit. For infotainment, a system with 6.5-inch screen can go on board for a surcharge.
New Renault Clio comes with portrait screen
After seven years of construction, the Renault Clio goes in the summer in the next generation. Externally, the fifth Clio remains true to the style of its predecessor, but ducks a bit flatter on the asphalt and thus makes an idea sleeker.
Under the sheet metal dress of the five-door, but everything is new: He stands on a new small car platform and has shrunk slightly compared to its predecessor. However, the trunk should now turn out with almost 400 liters for a small car unusually large. A completely new style moves into the interior, which will be dominated in future by a large portrait screen (depending on the equipment up to 25.4 centimeters diagonal) in the center console, over which most infotainment functions are operated.
No information yet about the engines. After all, the prices can be estimated: they should start as usual at around 13,000 euros.
New equipment lines on the Fiat Tipo
Fiat has sorted the equipment lines for its compact Tipo. In the new entry-level line “Street” there are in addition to the previous line additionally black-painted 16-inch wheels, a tinted glass and LED daytime running lights. The new “Mirror” line features an infotainment system with extensive smartphone integration and a 7 “screen. The two other lines are to be more extensively equipped. “Lounge” stands for comfort and “S-Design” emphasizes sporty details. For the available as a notchback, hatchback and station wagon Fiat offers two gasoline and two diesel between 95 hp and 120 hp, with a minimum price of 14,290 euros.
Mazda 3 as the first production model with “Diesotto” engine
As before, Mazda offers its compact model not only as a classic five-door, but also as a sedan. The interior has been radically redesigned and now comes with fewer switches and buttons. Instead there is a large touch screen. As the first car, the Japanese manufacturer offers the Mazda 3 as standard with “Diesotto” engine, in which the advantages of diesel and gasoline engine are combined.
In addition, there will also be a conventional 2.0-liter petrol engine with mild hybrid and a diesel with 1.8 liters of displacement. In addition, the Japanese offer the Mazda 3 on request with four-wheel drive. In its simplest variant, the Mazda 3 is available for 18,190 euros, a good 1,100 euros less than the VW Golf (from 19,300 euros).