December 21, 2019
The new Nissan Micra is available in South Africa. It has evolved from a budget city car to a premium hatch. The Micra’s appearance has also changed from a bulbous shape to a more sleek and angular shape. Nissan has thoroughly upped their game when it comes to the 2019 Micra.
The Micra’s interior is packed with technology expected to be found in modern hatchbacks. Enjoy a built-in navigation feature within a user-friendly infotainment display system together with auxiliary, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The hatch also comes with a drive-assist display. Some of the technology found in the Micra is shared with its more costly Qashqai and X-Trail siblings.
The car’s interior has a premium feel to it. From its appearance to how it feels when you explore it, there is nothing old fashioned about the interior’s design which looks trendy and youthful. The interior is also extremely practical with enough storage options throughout including a 300-litre capacity boot that increases to 1,004 litres when the rear seats are folded down.
The Nissan Micra comes with only one engine option. The Micra’s 0.9-litre engine is ideally suited for its intended city life. This three-cylinder engine has a claimed fuel consumption of 5.1 litres per 100 km travelled. The engine’s 66kW and 140 Nm output serves its purpose well along bustling streets.
The Nissan Micra is an agile hatchback. Motoring experts believe that its handling is amongst the best within its class, together with the Ford Fiesta and Mazda 2. The little hatch’s steering is conveniently light and reacts quickly to your inputs. The Micra’s suspension effortlessly soaks up imperfections in the road.
The Micra comes with 6 airbags and several electronic safety features, such as Anti-lock Braking System, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Hill Start Assist and Electronic Brake Force Distribution. Wearing a seat belt could be lifesaving, which is why the car has a seat belt warning feature if it is not used. All seat belts are height adjustable.
The new Nissan Micra faces formidable competition in this segment from Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai and Mazda, to name a few. Nevertheless, the 2019 Nissan Micra is worth considering based on its many merits.
The new Nissan Micra’s entry model prices start from R252,800.
Are you considering buying the new Nissan Micra? Comprehensive car insurance is a must if you plan on financing a Micra or any other hatch. Comprehensive car insurance is often believed to be pricey. However, that is not always the case. Affordable, comprehensive car insurance is available with PMD, which includes unique benefits such as fixed premiums* if you don’t claim and a reduce-to-zero excess*. *T’s and C’s apply.