Expected to focus largely on styling, the Micra's update brings a new large grille opening with Nissan's familiar V-like chrome garnish, flanked by sharpened headlights that extend further toward the grille.
A widened lower grille is also featured the re-shaped bumper, while larger new foglight bezels replace the small ports of the outgoing model.
Updates at the rear end include a new bumper design and new LED tail-lights.
In the cabin, Nissan has given the Micra's dash an upmarket makeover, adding a redesigned centre stack with a gloss black trim, new controls and new rectangular air-conditioning ports.
Nissan has yet to confirm any changes to the Micra's mechanical package, however.
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.
Local launch timing for the updated Micra is still to be confirmed, however a debut late this year or early in 2014 is likely.