Nissan Micra upgrades revealed

Nissan Micra upgrades revealed

Upgrades have been made to the new Nissan Micra in the form of fresh styling, new technology and a vastly revised inside.

The centre console is new as are the air vents, and the dashboard now has USB and 3.4mm auxiliary sockets for portable electronics, with a 12-volt recharging socket.

From the outside, the headlights and surrounding panels are changed with the design echoing that of the Juke. The mid-range Micra uses a new 15-inch alloy wheel with 16-inch upgrades on higher trim levels, and two new colours are Pacific Blue - a shade of turquoise, says Nissan - and Platinum Sage, which seems to resemble a green-tinted silver.

The entry-level grade is still Visia. There is remote central locking, electric front windows, power steering, 14-inch wheels, a radio and CD player and dual front, side and curtain bags, ABS and ESP.

With the mid-range Acenta trim, there are chrome accents and other assets including body colour door mirrors and handles, as well as 15-inch wheels, a roof spoiler, air conditioning, front fog lights, an armrest for the driver, leather covering the steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity and automatic control for headlights and wipers.

Climate control is added to Tekna versions, along with the new NissanConnect satnav, parking sensors at the back along with a system to guide the car into tight spaces. 16-inch alloy wheels, suede-like seat fabric, door mirrors which fold automatically and Intelligent Key for keyless entry and starting the engine, complete the added features.

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