Japanese car giant, Nissan, has finally released the all-new Micra, the latest iteration of the small family car, which looks to reinvent the rules in the same way that the original did over thirty years ago.
After a few years of somewhat conservative styling choices, Nissan has really pushed the boat out with the all-new Micra. It's simply beautiful to see; from swooping lines that draw the eye from front to rear effortlessly, to the compact, chic chrome-splashed grille, the Micra has become the super-mini that it always wanted to be. And that's without mentioning the razor-sharp design of the front and rear headlamp clusters, which come with a neat line of LED running lights.
The interior of the all-new Nissan Micra is built to be as robust and reliable as you would expect from a manufacturer with Nissan's reputation for quality. The materials include hard-wearing plastics and comfortable fabrics, while the switches are well-damped. The bright digital instrument panel is displayed at eye level behind the upper arch of the steering wheel and provides excellent visibility. In terms of infotainment, the Acenta trim and others come with a high-definition seven-inch touchscreen that is intuitive to use, whilst a DAB digital radio comes as standard as part of the Tekna and N-Connecta trims. For the true audiophile, a Bose stereo system that features speakers in the driver's headrest is also available to create surround sound.
The all-new Nissan Micra comes with a choice of two engines. The first is a 0.9-litre turbo charged petrol, whilst the second is a more powerful 1.5-litre diesel. Both the petrol and diesel units come backed by 88bhp, but the diesel's superior 20Nm of torque means that it can travel from 0-60 in 11 seconds, a second faster than the petrol, and return a fuel economy of 88mpg. The engine line-up is due to be enhanced further, with a naturally aspirated, 1.0-litre petrol engine made available at some point in 2017.
The all-new Nissan Micra sets a new benchmark for what comes as standard in a supermini. The list of safety features is long and generous, with standard inclusions such as ISOFIX child-seat fittings, airbags, and stability control joined by a hi-tech safety package. This package includes ABS, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, road sign recognition and pedestrian recognition.
If you would like more information about the all-new Nissan Micra (including trim packages and options), or would like to book a test drive, visit the team at RRG Group Nissan in Bury today.