The fourth generation Micra was widely criticised for dated/unappealing looks back in 2010 when it was unveiled. So to answer critics Nissan have a made big strides with the latest new Nissan Micra model giving it a significant makeover to make the car more visually appealing and attractive to a wider audience. The latest redesigned Micra will be available to order on the new 63 plate model due for release in September 2013.
So what have Nissan done to improved the new Micra?
New Micra Design
There’s a host of design tweaks and new features with the front and rear getting new bumpers and sculpting. As well as the new bumper the front-end gets a new grille, newly shaped bonnet and headlamps. The rear of the vehicle gets LED lights and a new panel at the bottom of the exhaust. To finish off the exterior look there is the option of great looking 15 or 16 inch alloy wheels and Nissan have added two new colour options.
New Micra Technology
Inside the new Micra gloss black finish is dashed around the centre console, there is a silver-effect gear stick plus there are improved interior fabrics giving you the feeling this Micra is a significant upgrade from it’s predecessor. A nice touch are AUX and USB inputs for your MP3 player mounted on the dashboard. Across the range there is also the option of the ‘NissanConnect’ navigation and communication system which features a 5.8-inch screen and chrome trim, it combines Sat Nav, Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity.
New Micra Engine
The new Nissan Micra features the DIG-S engine which takes advantage of state-of-the-art technology to improve efficiency along with start/stop technology and an overall lighter new Micra vehicle. All this means you will get up to 69mpg (combined) and sub 100g/km emissions without a negative impact on performance.
New Micra Personalisation
As well as significant improvements to looks the new Micra will have personalisation options with the new Micra Acenta trim-level. Customers will be able to specify the central wheel-cap colour and door mirrors. Inside the vehicle there are personalisation options for the gear knob and surround, air vents and velour car mats.
The Micra is Nissan’s third best selling car in the UK behind the UK’s most popular crossover, the Qashqai and the Nissan Juke which has seen a steady increase in UK sales. Expect Nissan Micra sales to improve with this latest, hugely improved model.