The Nissan Micra has always been a favourite with Irish drivers thanks to its low running costs, practical interior and competitive pricing. The all-new fifth generation Micra arrived in Ireland earlier this year and it has been creating quite a stir, with bold new styling, an improved range of engines and lots of new equipment and technology on offer. Such is the success of the new model, that it was recently won Ireland’s Small Car of The Year Award for 2018!
Engines and equipment:
The Micra is available with three tempting engine choices, two petrol (0.9 litre turbo and 1.0-litre) and a larger 1.5-litre diesel engine, which means there is an option to suit everyone. There are four different specifications to choose from, with XE, SV, SV Premium and SVE models. The base specification model XE starts from only €16,650 while the range-topping SVE range starts at €22,650. The new Micra is also available with an optional BOSE Personal audio system which is a must-have for music lovers!
In terms of equipment, XE models have LED daytime running lights, electric door mirrors, a rear spoiler, Hill Start Assist, Intelligent Emergency Braking and even a trip computer with a clever gear-shift indicator. What’s more, the driver’s seat is height-adjustable with an adjustable steering wheel and pricing for the XE grade starts at just €16,650.
SV models gain 16-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch display audio system, cruise control, chrome door handles inside and black and grey cloth trim, with prices starting from €17,450. SV Premium models are another step up and feature a full leather steering wheel, privacy glass, front fog lights, LED ambient interior lighting, rain sensors and lots of other clever features such as Nissan’s Connect System.
The range-topping SVE Micra is incredibly well equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, Nissan’s Intelligent Key system, a rear-view camera and sensors for easy parking, the aforementioned BOSE audio system with six speakers and a safety pack which includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition, Intelligent Lane Intervention, High Beam Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition. The SVE Micra costs €20,650 with the 0.9-litre turbocharged petrol engine, or €22,650 with the 1.5-litre diesel. You will find that few small cars can match the Micra in terms of equipment and technology at this price point.
For more details on the specifications and options available, make sure to check out www.nissan.ie or call in to your local Nissan retailer for a test drive.