The all-new Nissan Micra range has expanded to now offer an entry-level 1.0-litre 71PS model.
Expected to account for approximately 20% of Micra sales, Nissan says it offers a balance of ‘performance and running costs’. The three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine is linked to a five-speed manual transmission resulting in an official Combined Cycle fuel economy of 61.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 103g/km when running on 15 or 16-inch wheels.
The new 1.0-litre 71PS engine joins the 0.9-litre 90PS three-cylinder turbo petrol and the 1.5-litre 90PS four-cylinder diesel, which went on sale earlier this year.
Longer, wider and lower than before, the all-new Micra was designed and engineered with European customers’ in mind. The new car’s ‘athletic and expressive’ exterior design moves the Micra name plate in a new direction. The contemporary look and premium feel continues inside, with a higher quality cabin that before with two-tone soft-touch materials as standard across the range.
Also unique to Micra is the BOSE Personal audio system, which features speakers built into the driver’s head rest for a 360 sound experience. The new Micra is available with a range of personalisation options, allowing owners to modify the exterior and interior, and is on sale now.