New Nissan Micra – Review

October 15, 2013 / by / 0 Comment
REVIEW OVERVIEW
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The Ni9ssan’s Micra has been there on the market since 1982 and is basically a supermini car. Unfortunately, the Micra has never been become a class leading car in the segment because Nissan never upgraded this cute mini car thoroughly.

Well, good news for the lovers of superminis is that, Nissan finally gave a face lift to the Mica inside out to make something that the rivals will consider seriously in their competitor list. The new Micra is the fourth generation model that is attractive and sophisticated than ever. No changes are made to the engine and other mechanical parts of the car.

Trim Levels

The new 2013 Nissan Micra is offered in three trim levels, the base Visia, Acenta and top of the line Tekna.

Exterior and Interior

The interior of the Micra has been receiving lots of criticism from the buyer all the time and so Nissan made a number of notable changes to the cabin of the car to make it acceptable to the customers. The cutesy circular air vents are eliminated and new sensible, acceptable and rectangle substitutes are installed. Nissan used superior quality fabric for seats and door panels with new silver accents on door armrests. The cabin is not roomy but is enough to accommodate adults in the rear with an impressive cargo area of 265 liters. Moving up to the upper level means you will experience more subtle and advanced standard features.

New Nissan Micra

Outside the Micra, Nissan added two new bumpers, a new grille, front wings, alloy wheels, new Pacific Blue Paint and a set of new headlights. With these few updates, the exterior look and charm are increased many times. The car sits on standard 15 inch alloy wheels whereas 16 inch wheels are optional.

Safety

Six airbags, head restraints and State of the art ESP system are standard.

Under the Hood

The five passengers new Nissan Micra 2013 gets power from a 1.2 liter three cylinder engine or from a 1.2 liter DIG-D supercharged engine generating 79 bhp and 97 bhp respectively. A five speed manual transmission and front wheel drive are standard across the lineup. The acceleration from 0-62 mpg is 11.3 seconds (supercharged engine) with a top speed limit of 112 mph. The EPA estimated combined fuel economy is 65.7 mpg with 99g/km CO2 emission.

Driving Impression

The steering wheel is precise and responsive, however, it feels stiff and rattle free but has sharp response and is capable to cope with bumps. The driving experience is really impressed with the three cylinder supercharged engine and compared to the suggested figures, the car is lively and entertaining.

Performance Statistics

Nissan offered its new 2013 Micra across the world in different markets, though the past sales record of the Micra is not very notable but after some significant changes to the interior and exterior of the car we can now expect some good performance figures.

New Nissan Micra Pricing

The new 2013 Nissan Micra is on sale now with a price tag of £14,050.

Key Rivals

The list of the key rivals of the supermini Nissan Micra 2013 includes Kia Rio, Hyundai i20, Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Getz, Holden Barina and Suzuki Alto.

The new 2013 Micra is comparatively cheaper than the Kia Rio and has a good profile compared to the Hyundai models as well as you will find this supermini faster than the Suzuki and Holden.

Pros

  • Notable improvements inside and out
  • Supermini but has enough room for adults
  • Impressive drive

Cons

  • No technical improvements

The Verdict

The new 2013 Nissan Micra is a supermini car that is impressive in a number of factors including performance, drive quality, efficiency, response and affordability but the Micra is not for those buyers looking for lip gloss, style and personalization options.


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