Nissan New Micra
Now in its third-generation, the compact, stylish and fun to drive Nissan Micra is better than ever. It boasts nimble handling, light steering and an incredibly short turning circle to make short work of parking spaces, and the all-new supercharged 1.2-litre DIG-S engine offers the torque of a diesel with the responsiveness of a petrol engine. It is, without any doubt, an absolutely stunning engine which transforms the Nissan Micra into a genuine traffic maestro. It will also return up to 68.9 mpg combined with CO2 emissions as low as 95 g/km, thus breaking the “performance = fuel guzzler trend. Practicality is another one of the Micra's strong points, thanks to its 5-door layout and 265-litre boot which expands to 1,132-litres. You also have several trim levels to choose from, with mid-range Acenta models coming generously equipped with air-con, cruise control and automatic headlights. And to top all of that off, the Nissan Micra looks the business, with an elegant yet sporty design.
The Micra’s flowing lines give it a chic and sporty look. Its highly customisable exterior comes in a range of ten base colours, which can be added to with a choice of design packs. Alloy wheels come as standard on Acenta trim and above.
The Micra offers everything you need from a nippy city car, with agile handling, a smooth, quiet ride and intelligent braking, which can detect pedestrians. It offers a choice of efficient petrol and diesel engines – and it’s economical to run, returning up to 88.3mpg (combined).
For a compact city car, the cabin is surprisingly roomy, comfortably seating five adults. There’s a generous 300-litre boot, which expands to an impressive 1,004 litres with the rear seats folded. Air conditioning is standard on Visia+ trim and above.
Living with it
The Micra really does tick all the boxes – it’s compact, economical and fun to drive, with excellent visibility, sleek looks, plenty of space and all the latest tech. Highly recommended for urban drivers.