Nissan have recently introduced the 5th Generation Micra into the South African market, and it looks much better than the previous versions!
Stepping into the all-new Nissan Micra, you’re welcomed by a two-toned layout on the seats and dashboard, making it feel more premium than your average city run about. The car features equipment such as a 7-inch colour touch screen infotainment system, Bluetooth/AUX/USB connectivity, air-conditioning, electric windows (for the driver and passenger only), a multi-functional steering wheel, cruise control, automatic rain sensors and automatic light sensors, which is quite adequate for the daily drive. The car can also carry 300L of capacity in the boot.
With it’s tiny 0.9L, 3-cylinder turbo-petrol motor, it produces only 66kW and 140Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and has an acclaimed fuel consumption of 5.1L/100km, however, I have managed to reach 4.7L/100km, which is impressive to say the least.
With rivals such as the VW Polo, Ford fiesta and the Renault Clio to name a few, the Nissan Micra has really evolved in the styling department, leaving it to stand out amongst it’s competition. All those looks come with a price however… R257 400 to be precise.
In terms of safety, the Micra comes with 6 airbags, Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and Antilock Braking system (ABS).
The car has an overall comfortable ride, with the suspension making sure to deal with the bumps of the road surface. I’m not too sure that it’s worth spending almost R260 000 on this car however, it might be worth looking at the competitors instead for a more suitable and affordable purchase.