Two versions of the little hatch will be offered, in the form of the entry-level Nismo and the sharper Nismo S 'flagship'.
The basic Micra Nismo (March Nismo in Japan) is powered by the regular model's 1.2 litre petrol engine, offering a piddly 58kW of power.
More of a styling and handling pack, the Micra Nismo also gets a full sports body-kit with new bumpers and skirts, Nismo badging and 16-inch alloy wheels. There's also a sports-tuned electric power steering setup and stiffer suspension.
In the cabin, there's a Nismo instrument cluster, aluminium pedals and black cloth sport seats with red contrast stitching. There's also a 5.8 inch colour touchscreen.
A five-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission is available.
Moving up to the Micra Nismo S, power is provided by the same 1.5 litre engine no longer offered in Australia. Power is boosted however from 73kW and 137Nm to 85kW and 156Nm.
The Nismo gets the same styling kit, while a five-speed manual is the sole transmission choice. There's also an upgraded brakes package and a sports exhaust system.
The March/Micra Nismo models are scheduled to go on sale in Japan later this year, but an Australian debut has not been confirmed.