Although Nissan Micra Super-mini offers low running costs but overall it is an average city car
Nissan Micra was first introduced more than three decades ago and is one of the most famous nameplates in UK. It always has been a soft, bubbly and low cost Supermini but in the modern generations, Micra has lost its admiration. In all aspects, it is no longer a great Supermini but still economical.
In the new generations of Micra, some unusual things were noted and one of them is engine power. You cannot imagine its power coming from three cylinders until you ignite it and floor it on the road. It is fairly smooth and calm when idle, however delivers massive power when in action. Clutch and gear shifting is very smooth and light where you can feel that the Micra is purely designed for ease of driving. In the UK, the majority of new drivers prefer the Micra as their first ever buy. It has a respectable response to throttle and pulls away with familiar and pleasant three cylinder play.
Its 1198cc Nissan Engine size is big enough for three-pot engine family. It offers 79bhp of power and 81lb ft. of torque.
A supercharged DIG-S is a higher power version, which cranks out 105bhp of power and equally boosted torque enabling Micra to clock 11.3 seconds from zero to 60 miles per hour where its peak power arrives at 5600rpm.
A marginally better engine offered in Micra is a 1.2 Litre supercharged engine which is better of the other two on offer. However, it has relatively high running costs than of DIG-S and 1.0 Litre versions. It returns very good fuel economy of 56.6 mpg on average while carbon emissions are relatively high with 115g/km. The most economical version offers 68.9 miles per gallon on average with carbon emissions of 99g/km.
It is now in fourth generation and open for sale around the globe. If you are a new driver and looking for a car to buy, then there is nothing better than a Micra.