Evidence of a coming facelift for Nissan's perky little Micra hatch has surfaced online today, captured by an eagle-eyed fan in Thailand.
Posted at online community Pulsar-club.com, these new photos were reportedly taken when the updated Micra ('March' in some markets) arrived at a shopping mall for promotional duties.
The photos reveal a larger grille opening with Nissan's familiar V-like chrome garnish, flanked by sharpened headlights that extend further toward the grille.
A wider air dam can also be seen below the grille, along with a prominent new design for the fog lights in the front bumper.
Changes at the rear are more subtle, focusing largely on a new design for the lens covers of the small tail-lights, and a more angular look to the rear bumper.
The current 'K13' Micra made its international debut in 2010, going on sale in Australia late in 2011. We can likely expect this first update to make its way to Australia in the coming year.
Australian models were recently updated, gaining new standard equipment but losing its 1.5 litre engine as supply moved from Indonesia to India.