More power, more serenity, fewer connections and less fuel consumption, Nissan offers its Micra two new petrol engines and a automatic box. Starting price: € 16,190.
Launched two years ago, the 5th generation of the Micra has a profound transformation towards its engines to meet the most of new pollution standards and avoid penalties penalising cars fare.
Nissan also takes the opportunity to overcome the shortcomings in its equipment and offers an automatic transmission, LED fog lights and power windows at the rear, among others.
So here is a range Micra much more attractive since it retains its entry level with the 71 hp petrol engines and Diesel 90 hp plus two new engines 1.0 liter 3 cylinders supercharged 100 hp and 117 hp. It is also enriched with N-Sport finishes with a sportier look and N-Connect with integrated and intuitive connectivity.
Highly efficient petrol engines
The 100 hp is associated with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Compliant with the Euro 6dTemp standards, it replaces the 90 hp petrol engine of the previous generation. Its advantages are multiple, 10 additional hp and an increased torque of 20 Nm, but a lower consumption resulting in a reduction in CO2 emissions .
On the road, he shows a very alert temperament but he is penalized by reports too long . It can also be coupled to a continuously variable type automatic transmission for an additional charge of € 1,200. The 117 hp is coupled only to a 6-speed manual transmission and has a torque of 180 Nm to which can be added 20 Nm through an overboost … Which can achieve the 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds.
In addition, the body is lowered by 10 mm, the suspensions are specific and the direction is much more direct. Its undeniable dynamism is marked by a chrome exhaust cannula and 17-inch alloy wheels.
A version with a sporty look
To reinforce the style of its Micra, Nissan has developed an N-Sport version that focuses solely on the look of the car. A trompe-l’oeil in a way, available with the two new engines.
Externally, it features a carbon finish on the alloy wheels and mirror hulls, a black finish on the side rods and bumpers and over-tinted rear windows.
In the cockpit, the Alcantara appears on the seats and the dashboard, the roof is black and the floor mats have two white stripes. A dressing that is more suitable for 117 ch. A little extra power would have been wise to deserve the Sport badge, especially as his handling road would accept it without problem.
A very advanced connection
Finally, the Japanese manufacturer has its Micra NissanConnect technology in high-end version . This infotainment system offers a multitude of features. In particular, it allows you to plan a trip on your phone at home, and navigation starts automatically at start-up.
Once the Micra is parked, the smartphone takes over and guides the driver to the correct address. The parking place of the car is also automatically indicated on the smartphone, so as to quickly find its Micra … Ideal for heads in the air!
Another example is voice recognition, activated from the steering wheel, which allows you to make phone calls, have your text messages read aloud, or control the audio system.