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Nissan MICRA HATCHBACK DIESEL 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]

Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
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Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]
Nissan MICRA 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr [Vision+/Exterior+ Pack]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG80.70
  • 0-62mph11.9 secs
  • Top Speed111 mph
  • C0292 g/km
  • BHP90
  • Torque162 lbs/f
  • P11D22%

Review

When the first Nissan Micra appeared more than 30 years ago, it marked a revolution in the small hatchback segment and opened a new chapter for Nissan. This fifth generation Micra, we're told, is just as revolutionary, and is intended to raise expectations for what a small hatchback can, and should, deliver to its customer.

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Here's a very different-looking Nissan Micra. If like many of us, you'd always seen this model line as a rather boring, predictable choice in the supermini segment, it's probably time to revise those opinions. This 'Gen5' version is better in virtually every way - as Jonathan Crouch discovers.

Background

The little Micra is a very significant car in Nissan's history. Originally launched in the early Eighties, in second generation form it became the very first Japanese model to win the European Car of the Year award, the first Far Eastern supermini purpose-built for Western tastes. To make absolutely sure, Nissan decided to build the car in Britain and style the second and third generation models with a daring flair that perfectly suited a small car market becoming ever-more image-conscious. These were cars perfectly in tune with their times. That was less the case though, with the fourth generation version, which arrived here at the very end of 2010. Out-sourced for build in India, this MK4 model was intended to be cheap as a result. The problem was that it rather felt it and as a result, sales were disappointing. The Micra should have been one of Nissan UK's top sellers. Instead, it lagged behind the company's niche Qashqai, Juke and Note models. But forget all of that now. This French-built 'Gen5' version is a very different proposition - as we're about to discover....

Driving Experience

Under the bonnet, buyers get 1.0-litre petrol engines in four flavours. There's a base naturally aspirated 71hp unit, then three 1.0-litre turbo units developing either 90, 100 or 117hp and badged 'IG-T 90', 'IG-T 100' and 'DIG-T 117'. There's also a 90hp dCi diesel. Of perhaps more importance are the efforts that have been put in to improve the way that this Micra 'Gen5' drives. This model now features what Nissan calls 'Active Ride Control' for enhanced ride comfort, and 'Active Trace Control' for reduced understeer and sharper handling - both features borrowed from the brand's larger Qashqai and X-Trail models. A clever brushless electric power steering system - for greater steering feel and response - is also available. And much attention has been paid to reducing noise in the cabin. Improvements include considerably improved noise insulation and optimisation of the car's aerodynamic performance. Enhanced aero efficiency has been achieved thanks to the combined roof and side spoiler. As a result, this Micra has achieved a Cd of 0.29 - impressive for a supermini of this class.

Design and Build

If you're used to the conservative design of the old fourth generation Micra, you may need to sit down and have a cup of hot sweet tea after looking at this one. The styling remains faithful to that of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show 'Sway' concept car that led to the development of this one. It's a riot of emotive curves and creases, with design cues including a distinctive V-motion grille, from where a sharp-edged character line runs through to the rear end with its boomerang-shaped lights. There's a so-called 'floating roof', an effect created by blacked-out rear C-pillars that hide the rear door handles so as to create a 'coupe'-like look. All of this is matched by a wider selection of more vivid colours, including a particularly vibrant 'Energy Orange'. Inside, much attention has been paid to driver comfort, with a lower driving position for a more secure driving feel. It should be easy for all drivers to achieve the perfect driving position thanks to greater seat adjustment, the fully adjustable steering wheel and the optimal positioning of the pedals and shift lever. The car's extended width and wheelbase means cabin space is now among the best in class. The gliding wing-shaped dashboard gives the cabin a light, sleek and spacious look.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £13,000 and there are six grade levels to choose from - Visia, Visia+, Acenta, N-Sport, N-Connecta and Tekna. Buyers will be limited to a five-door hatch bodystyle. Nissan hope that the car will appeal to 'downsizers', people trading out of larger cars into smaller ones that remain plush and technologically savvy. To make it appealing to these people, there's what the brand hopes is class-leading levels of electronic safety and media connectivity. Safety features include 'Lane Departure Prevention' and 'Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition', as well as an 'Intelligent Around View Monitor', 'Traffic Sign Recognition', 'High Beam Assist' and 'Blind Spot Warning'. As for the media stuff, well Micra 'Gen5' comes with a 7-inch full colour central display, providing access to the audio system, satellite navigation, mobile phone connectivity, downloadable apps and Siri voice control via Apple CarPlay. Nissan has also worked with Bose to develop a bespoke 6-speaker 'Personal sound system' for the car, with two Bose 'UltraNearfield' speakers, combined with Bose 'PersonalSpace Virtual Audio Technology' built into the driver seat headrest for a remarkably immersive listening experience.

Cost of Ownership

However style-led and fashion-conscious any modern supermini might be, it's not going to sell unless its running costs remain pragmatic. Here, that's not an issue. The entry-level 71hp 1.2-litre petrol engine isn't particularly frugal (46.3mpg on the combined cycle and 121g/km WLTP) but the 0.9-litre 90bhp unit achieves a much better combination of performance and efficiency (47.1mpg on the combined cycle and 118g/km WLTP). Ideally in this regard though, you'd go for the 1.5-litre dCi diesel. Here, you can expect around 52.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 107g/km of CO2 (both WLTP figures). As you'd expect, Nissan has developed a Stop-Start system for the car to cut the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. If you've got a top version with the optional 'Connect' sat nav set-up, then you'll also have a navigation system with so-called 'eco-routing', a feature that sees it able to calculate the route likely to use the least fuel. What else? Well residual values won't be quite as strong as some more established rivals in this segment, but the high specification on offer will help here, as it prevents buyers from diluting their residuals by adding expensive options.

Summary

In the supermini segment, it's going to take a very special car to divert customers from their Fiestas and Corsas. If this Micra isn't that car, then it's hard to see what else the Japanese brand could have done. In virtually every respect, it's a big step forward from its forgettable predecessor. As a result, what's been delivered here is a supermini able to duke it out with the class best. A heavily revised interior helps in that regard and the dramatic exterior styling also does much to reinforce the perception of quality. The Micra's chances aren't going to be transformed overnight but this is now a car you could realistically recommend to somebody who doesn't want to follow the crowd. I think Nissan would call that a result.

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Interior Features
Absolute cloth upholstery
12V power point front
3 cupholders
3 height adjustable rear headrests
60/40 split folding rear seat
Automatic air conditioning
Boot carpet
Boot compartment cover
Boot light
Chrome interior door handles
Driver's seat manual height adjust
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Front and rear door pockets with bottle holders
Front console storage box
Gear shift indicator
Height adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable steering wheel
Isofix front passenger and rear seat preparation
Leather handbrake
Leather wrapped gear shift knob
Leather wrapped steering wheel
LED ambient lighting
Luggage compartment lighting
Map reading lamp
Parcel shelf
Passenger seat back pocket
Reclining front seats
Satin silver accents on steering wheel
Satin silver air vents
Silver gearknob
Synthetic leather instrumental panel inserts
Packs
Exterior pack - Power blue - Micra
Driver Convenience
5" TFT driver information centre
Adjustable speed limiter
Blind spot assist
Bluetooth system
Cruise control
Lane departure warning system
Moving object detection
Nissan connect sat nav system
Outside temperature gauge
Power assist steering
Rear parking sensors
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Stop/start system
Surround camera system
Tomtom connected services
Traffic sign recognition
Trip computer
Entertainment
Aux-in socket
BOSE sound system with 6 speakers
DAB Digital radio
MP3 player
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
USB/iPod connection
Exterior Features
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
Automatic headlights
Body coloured door handle inserts
Electric folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable door mirrors
Front and rear electric windows
Front fog lights
Heated door mirrors
High beam assist
High mounted stop lamp
LED daytime running lights
LED indicators in door mirrors
Metallic paint
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear privacy glass
Rear roof spoiler
Rear wiper
Safety
ABS+EBD+Brake assist
Crash sensor
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
ESP + ASR traction control + CSV understeer control
Forward emergency braking
Front and rear curtain airbags
Front side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
Hill start assist
Intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian recognition
Passenger airbag deactivation system
Rear seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
Seatbelt warning
Three 3 point rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Anti-theft immobiliser
Intelligent key with push button ignition
Remote central locking
Wheels
17" Personalisation alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 107
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft SOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1461
Compression Ratio 15.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 76
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 80.5
Engine Code K9K Gen 5
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 5 SPEED
Number of Valves 8
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 68.9
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 78.5
EC Urban (mpg) 58.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6.0
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 6.0
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 5.0
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.0
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 52.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 52.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 47.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 47.1
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 61.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 61.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 56.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 56.4
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 90
Coin Description dCi
Coin Series Tekna Vision+/Ext+
Generation Mark 4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 8E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 91
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 79
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 68
NCAP Safety Assist % 49
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 12500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 11.9
Engine Power - BHP 90
Engine Power - KW 66
Engine Power - RPM 4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 162
Engine Torque - MKG 22.4
Engine Torque - NM 220
Engine Torque - RPM 2000
Top Speed 111
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style PERSO
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1455
Length 3999
Wheelbase 2525
Width 1743
Width (including mirrors) 1935
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 41
Gross Vehicle Weight 1590
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1004
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 300
Max. Loading Weight 447
Max. Roof Load 40
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1170
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 555
Minimum Kerbweight 1143
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
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24 months 10,000 miles p/a £450.29 p/m £17.73 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £483.45 p/m £39.79 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £511.37 p/m £64.85 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £350.66 p/m £27.83 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £382.08 p/m £47.31 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £406.01 p/m £89.40 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £308.64 p/m £32.55 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £334.58 p/m £59.46 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
LED Headlights £495.00
Interior Features
Heated front seats £200.00
Premium Interior personalisation cloth upholstery £400.00
Packs
Exterior pack - Energy orange - Micra FOC
Exterior pack - Enigma black - Micra FOC
Exterior pack - Vibrant chrome - Micra FOC
Paintwork
Metallic - Echo grey FOC
Metallic - Energy Orange FOC
Metallic - Enigma black FOC
Metallic - Passion Red FOC
Metallic - Platinum silver FOC
Metallic - Power blue FOC
Trim
Absolute cloth - Black with grey inserts FOC
Interior personalisation - Energy orange £400.00
* option prices shown are estimated