2018 Nissan Micra Review; What a Nice Small Car!
2018 Nissan Micra – The name is the same, but it’s really hard to take a shortcut, some form of continuity with the old model. Moreover, the radical metamorphosis of the new generation of 2018 Nissan Micra has upset philosophy, content, image of a car that has been so successful in the world and especially here in Italy. Change shape, size and especially the market positioning. The target audience is younger, more dynamic, more attentive to riding feeling, without forgetting the family.
Just slip into the cockpit and settle down behind the wheel to figure out that we are going to drive a 2018 Nissan Micra hitherto unknown. Welcomes us ample seat well profiled, which immediately gives a great feeling of confidence with the car. And, once you have found the correct position, adjustable steering wheel adjustments also exploiting (axial and vertical), you find yourself driving rather stretched with all the controls at your fingertips, with a more than decent visibility despite the pillars more inclined, to give more impetus to the car, hinder a bit earlier in the Visual field.
2018 Nissan Micra New Features
However, the proverbial agility of the first generation is never compromised, even if the new 2018 Nissan Micra stretches of 17 cm, up to touch the well 4 meters long, and extends, all to the advantage of the roominess, but it also lowers the little that you just have to have a decidedly sportier. The soft and rounded of ancestor becomes so much more racy and spiky, especially, where the light units. If possible, within the change is even deeper. Traditional practical and functional, the Japanese supermini supports now more attention for materials and the choice of colors, plus an overwhelming aesthetic customization possibilities (not only outdoor). The glance, then, it is much more rewarding, when you open the door to the cockpit, no doubt more in line with European tastes. Very nice, in particular, the bridge with the soft Central insert.
Last November we published the first impressions of a fleeting contact with a pre-series version equipped with the always valuable source Renault 1.5 dCi. Now, on the occasion of the official launch, we are dedicated to the small three-cylinder petrol engine of 0.9 liters to 90 horsepower, another new technique to find a place in the hood of the new Nissan. A nice surprise because, while maintaining the typical sound of three cylinders, has a pleasant, not “blend” too much at high rpm and above all does not transmit vibrations. Has a decent acceleration starting and doing well on the mend, albeit from low and very low speed you have to rely on foreign exchange, a five-speed gearbox smooth and fast enough, to have the same boost diesel. After the first kilometers, however, shows the real strength of this car and that is the good overall balance, which translates into riding feeling unknown to the old Micra. And so, as soon as the road starts becoming more sinuous, you can’t help but appreciate the ease with which you set and follow the trajectories, aided by the moderate understeer, to the benefit of driving pleasure. Here, the presence of some of the most innovative driver assistance devices, and in particular Active Trace Control (which contrasts the understeer when cornering) and Active Ride Control (which helps absorb road irregularities, acting upon brakes and engine), it makes even more direct, sincere and pleasant driving. Not to mention the truly remarkable, benefits for the category.
2018 Nissan Micra Prices
First deliveries in March. Prices from € 12,600 for the model (from 14,700 to 17,700 euros for the version with gas cylinders of 0.9 litres).