The Nissan Micra is available now at Smiths Nissan, Peterborough. Featuring head turning styling, the very latest in-car technology and advanced turbocharged engines, the Micra couldn't be more different to the car it replaces - it completely redefines what 'Micra' means.
Micra takes its styling cues from the Nissan Sway concept car - and it stays true to those concept car looks. Micra features Nissan's new 'V-motion' grille giving the car a distinctive face while the character line running from the front to the back of the car creates a sporty profile.
The rear door handles are hidden within the C-pillar to give the car the stylish appearance of a 3-door while offering the practicality of a 5-door. Further back, the integrated roof spoiler not only adds style to the rear of the car but it also improves the car's aerodynamics leading to a more efficient drive.
In order to help the Micra stand out from the crowd you can choose from 10 vivid and sophisticated exterior colours. This, combined with a myriad of exterior and interior personalisation options, allows for the creation of 125 different permutations so your Micra can be as unique as you are.
Special care has been taken when designing the interior of the Micra to provide extra levels of driver comfort. The driving position has been lowered to offer a more secure driving feel and a wide range of seat and steering wheel adjustment means that drivers of all shapes and sizes will be able to find their perfect driving position.
Nissan has also focused on reducing noise within the cabin. This has been achieved by using additional sound insulation as well as by improving the car's aerodynamics and results in a much more relaxed driving environment.
The sweeping design of the dashboard helps give the feeling of light and space and the use of high-quality materials makes the Micra a very pleasant place to spend time. The extra exterior length and width (including a longer wheelbase) of the Micra has translated into additional interior space - in fact Micra is amongst the best in its class for room inside.
The Nissan Micra is available with the very latest in-car technology from some very big name brands. The 7-inch touchscreen display provides access to many functions including satellite navigation, Bluetooth telephone connection, media player and dowloadable apps. Plus the system supports Apple's CarPlay feature allowing you to control your iPhone's apps directly from the car's touchscreen as well as offering Siri voice control.
One of the standout options available on the New Micra is the BOSE Personal sound system. Taking advantage of BOSE's patented PersonalSpace Virtual Audio Technology, this system allows a truly immersive experience for the driver by providing two UltraNearfield speakers built into the driver's headrest. Don't worry, your passengers haven't been forgotten with BOSE Super65 speakers located in the front doors and tweeters placed in each of the A-pillars.
New Micra offers a range of safety technology not normally associated with cars in this class. Lane departure prevention is available, a first in this segment, while the fitting of Intelligent Emergency Braking, which includes pedestrian recognition, is a first for any Nissan car sold in Europe.
The Micra is also available with a number of safety technologies previously only available on larger cars in the Nissan range including Around View Cameras, Traffic Sign Recognition, Highbeam Headlight Assist and Blindspot warning.
This technology, combined with the usual array of passive safety equiment, such as airbags, mean that Micra is expected to be one of the safest cars in the class.
Efficiency was one of the key aims of the designers and engineers at Nissan when developing the Micra. At launch the Micra will be available with a choice of tubocharged 0.9-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines, both of which develop 90 horsepower. Not long after the car's launch a third engine option will be available, a naturally aspirated 1.0-litre petrol engine producing 73 horsepower. These modern, efficient engines combined with Micra's excellent aerodynamics will lower running costs and CO2 emissions.
Previously only available on Nissan's Qashqai and X-Trail SUVs, Micra is offered with Active Ride Control, to improve comfort levels for those travelling in the car, and Active Trace Control to provide sharper handling and reduce understeer. Add to this an updated electric power steering system that improves steering responsiveness and feel you'll find Micra is a car you'll want to get in and drive.
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