Review Nissan Micra
The current exchange rate allows Nissan to bring small cars with a starting price of $ 14,990, saying that gives them a small margin.
Amplitude and price; is likely to be considered if the dollar drops in the near future.
But now, an important element to help keep prices low is the strategy to bring only one version; a five-door hatch with 1.4-liter petrol engine and four-speed automatic transmission.
Overseas markets can also opt for 1.5-liter turbo diesel engines, 1.2- and 1.6-liter petrol engines, with automatic and continuously variable transmission options.
Originating in Japan, the car has been here for three years, but Nissan says it has an additional three years of service life.
The wise design there is no reason to doubt it, because the styling looks fresh in our traffic. It’s still a small, high-proportioned bubble, but the nose is less shiny than we remember on what we waved a decade ago, and the round bends behind it give it an apple appeal. violent.
The patterned chocolate fabric on the seats and doors is probably very appealing; or any other ‘hot words’ this week; but we’ll happily trade it for the more usual gray or black. And the cream-colored controls on the center stack need another cream-colored accent in sight to make them more blended into the cabin design.
There is a fair amount of equipment for the price, including air conditioning, a driver armrest, a central lock and 14 steel wheels.
But there, there was no light on frivolous mirrors, and strangely there was no tacho; perhaps they think that their young female target market is not interested in what the rotation is, and perhaps they are mostly right.
Storage solution includes a smart drawer under the seat and a second drawer in the glove box.
Safety and security equipment incorporates anti-vibration, anti-lock rear door locks, side beams and foldable steering column, and includes anti-lock system (front plate, rear drum ) with a braking booster, quick power steering and twin airbags, but there’s only one belt between the rear seats.
The highly rated four-star European model (Euro NCAP) has a middle flap, but otherwise the safety fit is identical.
The optional $ 1700 package gives you 15 alloy wheels, an MP3 compatible six-disc CD player and side airbags and blinds.
At this stage, we cannot get a stable program on some models abroad, but it will be included as soon as it is available. However, Nissan is not too concerned about getting a diesel variant; as in such a small car, the fuel economy will be negligible; although they can look to one of the other petrol powertrain systems if the car is successful.
Sales are expected to reach around 400-500 per month and maybe even more.
On the road
With its high roof, the cabin provides plenty of headroom and doesn’t feel cramped for shoulder space in the foreground. However, the backseat is not a place where you want to book a few adults for a long trip; or three even if it’s BIG a short one.
Tilting but not adjusting the reach on the steering wheel can make it a bit difficult to find the best driving position
The engine develops 72kW at 5600 rpm and 137Nm and 3200 rpm, taking about 14 seconds to take the light car to 100km / h, with the area exceeding 90-110km / h taking about 9 seconds. Basically, you emboss your shoes on the carpet; and wait.
And this is where the small engine really needs a manual simulation mode to help it through, as well as on the hills where it automatically regulates the four speeds to the device it wants to stay.
It was definitely agile enough to rush in and out of traffic gaps, but there was not enough mumbo there to fight a bigger opponent if they decided to tie the issue.
A best-in-class rotating circle of 8.8 meters makes it easy to navigate in tight spots and corners, with parking dents on the front headlights that help assess the position of the corners.
To test that, we went into a couple of small paths behind with an obstacle of the wheelbox and the tiny Micra went through unbeaten; and have not been edited.
And with the wheels pushed to the corner, it did surprisingly well on the highway and through some quicker corners, while McPherson’s front suspension and rear suspension. Very good torsion beam with rough and patched bitumen.
The reward for those with a budget will be the car that claims fuel economy of 6.8L / 100km, although with the gearbox being better organized, it can go a little lower.
But even with the standard four-speed auto; Older technology as it is; Micra will bring a lot of fun, especially for first-time buyers looking for a motorbike to go on cruises and cafes.