The 2017 Nissan Micra has now received the entry level variant which will be an extremely budget friendly choice for buyers and the powertrain used in the car has been detailed.
The new Micra was launched a couple of months of ago and has been going on a steady pace ever since it hit the market. According to the official statement, the entry level model is powered by a 1.0-liter petrol engine variant that renders about 71 horsepower. The pricing is pegged at £11,995 with Visia Grade and there is also another variant with 1.5-liter diesel engine. The tweaked version of the turbo petrol model produces a slightly increased horsepower at 89hp.
Compared to the earlier models, Nissan has considerably increased the pricing of the Micra. It competes with Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Fiesta and the Volkswagen Polo. However, in terms of pricing it is slightly higher and may find it bit difficult to bring in new buyers unless they offer more features in the entry level model. The standard model includes LED running lights combined with 15-inch steel wheels. For entertainment, the car is equipped with two speaker sound system that supports bluetooth, automatic setup for lights, wipers and a traffic sign recognition. The model supports automatic emergency braking as part of the safety features bundled in the entry level model.
A whole lineup of Nissan Micra models will be made available in the stores including the Visia, Visia+, Acenta, N-Connecta and Tekna models. The top of the line model is priced at £17,435. The most expensive variant of the Micra available will provide large 17-inch alloy wheels, rear view camera, keyless entry and a surround sound system provided by Bose. The model provides climate control and satellite navigation to make the ride easy.
The designers who worked on the 2017 Nissan Micra has spent a lot of time to ensure that all the wrong decisions made in the previous model is modified so as to make it appealing to European buyers. Many of the the features found in the car is made to suit UK audiences and their expectations. It also gives them a considerable edge against their competitors. The brand’s looking forward to compete in the B-segment in the European market as confirmed by Nissan’s CEO Carlos Ghosn. The latest Micra in the market will replace the outgoing model and the Note mini MPV edition.