Nissan announced the return of its Micra for the sub-compact market.

The Micra is making headlines thanks to its sub $10,000 starting price making it a great value.

However, it’s only coming to Canada and not the much larger US market.

While the Micra will be sold in 160 countries, Nissan specifically tailored our version for Canadian customers. Features available here that are not elsewhere include heated exterior mirrors, rear heater ducts, and modified rear seats that split 60/40 so a hockey stick can be easily transported.

The base model Micra S, with a five-speed manual transmission, is the one that starts at $9,998. As can be expected, the cabin is not luxurious, lacking power widows and air conditioning. But, it is comparatively roomy and otherwise accommodating.

Nissan expects the Micra SV to account for the bulk of the sales. With a starting price of $13,698, you not only get power windows and locks, but also keyless entry, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and a Bluetooth hands-free phone system.

The Micra SR starts at $15,748 and adds a 4.3-inch display screen, a rearview camera, and unique exterior trim.

“The 2015 Nissan Micra is the perfect addition to the Nissan line-up offering Canadians Euro-styling and great value with a Canadian twist,” said Christian Meunier, President of Nissan Canada Inc. “Life is simpler when you own a Micra. Car payments are less burdensome. Driving and parking in the city is easier. And its durability, quality and reliability provide peace of mind. Micra is Nissan’s value flagship, and will re-define the brand in Canada.”

How do our American readers feel about missing out on Nissan’s new economy car? Canadians, do you feel privileged? Are you excited about the return of the Micra?