New, improved and ready to tackle the road – the latest Micra offers more than ever before! Read our Nissan Micra review to discover why it surpasses expectations.
Meet the New Micra, It’s Happy to See You
As one of the finalists for South African Car of the Year of 2019, the new Nissan Micra has grown into a premium hatchback that impresses potential buyers and competitors alike. It’s no wonder, with its updated and more robust exterior design, the new Micra is no cutesie car – it’s bold and ready to take on the open road with oomph!
Watch the video below to see the futuristic Nissan Micra in action!
Here’s Why the Nissan Micra Is the Best Hatchback of 2019 – an Honest Review
According to Top Gear, the new Nissan Micra has a few things going for it, but “angry space-hamster looks, chuckable handling [and a] simple cabin” top the list. Yes, the new Micra knows how to grip the road and throttle power as it zips through traffic or glides on the open road.
The latest, premium version of the Nissan Micra needs an updated review for 2019. This hatchback is wholly different from its predecessors as well as the entry-level Nissan Micra Active, which makes Micra reviews of 2018 and older irrelevant, especially if you want to know what makes the latest model industry leading.
#1 Sporty Design: The New Nissan Micra Is Ready for Action
The new Nissan Micra means business. Fresh, sharp edges have replaced the previous bubbly curves and the result is a mature and muscular hatchback that’ll appeal to the tastes of trendy urbanites.
Not only does the latest Nissan Micra have a contemporary exterior complete with boomerang-shaped headlights, it now has the V-shape grille traditionally associated with Nissan’s premium vehicles. This detail seals the deal – the Micra is now part of an exclusive range of cars.
Inside, the interior matches the improved cutting-edge exterior, dual-tone upholstery lined seats with a welcoming sporty look and feel. The dashboard is organised in a logical, appealing and ergonomic way. Buttons and controls are easy to access, useful and clearly marked.
On the higher-end Acenta trims, a smart control screen (with an array of fun features discussed below) sits at the centre of the gliding wing dash. As part of the cockpit, Nissan added tactile details in the cubbyhole, enhancing the quality feel of the interior.
Last but not least, and certainly a bonus for Micra’s occupants, multiple storage units are incorporated into the interior for convenient access and ease of use.
#2 Economical: Each Nissan Micra Model Is Fuel Efficient & Reliable
Nissan is dependable, and the new Nissan Micra is no exception. Although the latest model is made in France, quality controls and checks remain unchanged. Reliability tests had positive results in terms of the car’s build and reliability – it’s issue-free!
If its trustworthy build fails to impress, its extensive 6-year/150 000 km warranty certainly will. To prove they know their stuff, Nissan also throws in a 3-year/90 000km service plan and a 24/7 roadside assistance service into their Nissan Assured package.
Whichever model you choose, the Nissan Micra’s fuel consumption is satisfyingly low and steady. The 5-speed manual transmission glides at 5.1 litres per 100km, and hardly ever groans or complains when it rides on rough terrain.
#3 Performance-Focussed: An All-New Drive in the Nissan Micra
This zippy addition to the Nissan family is not only a pleasure to look at, it also pleases on the road.
According to Top Gear,
“Lots of small cars claim to be fun to drive, but not many of them are, really. The Micra perhaps against the odds, is one of the good guys. The light, fast steering is obeyed by a keen front end that’s happy to be chucked into corners without catching the back end half asleep. It feels agile, light on its feet, and accurate.”
The Nissan Micra’s latest engine inherited two parts from the Nissan GT-R: anti-friction internals and electric turbo drivers that limit turbo lag to boost acceleration when you need it. Even at high speeds, wind noise is reduced to a low hum as you effortlessly shift gears to keep the engine rolling.
A compact 0.9-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine drives the Micra to greater distances while stay economical. The agile go-getter balances work and play as it navigates through the city with ease or dartson the open road toward the next adventure.
Stability, reliability, power and exceptional design make this over-performing hatchback worth a second look.
#4 Intelligent: The New Micra Is Tech Savvy
Most of the new Nissan Micra’s smart technology is identical to those used in the Qashqai and X-Trail. The higher the trim level, the more tech goodies for your Micra. All models have Hill Start Assist (HSA), keyless entry with a push start system and cruise control, but the real excitement starts with the Micra Acenta.
All the Acenta trims feature a drive-assist display, smart media control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Acenta Plus Tech boasts a Siri button on the D-shaped steering wheel (with voice activation), intelligent around-view mirror with moving object detection and blind-spot warning.
The Acenta Plus Tech’s advanced smart infotainment system enables the driver to access many functions by voice: map navigation, endless music streaming and telephone services among others.
#5 Protective: The Latest Micra’s Safety Features Have Got You Covered
A fleet of airbags and seat belt warnings ensure that the seated driver and passengers are secure in their seats. Nissan has included Isofix child seat anchors to keep the littlest ones safely in place.
To assist the driver, and ensure all passengers are safe, the new Nissan Micra has a range of safety and security systems in place. They include:
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Parking sensors
- Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Water-sensing wipers
- Nissan Intelligent Mobility
#6 Practical: Spacious and Equipped with Nissan Intelligent Mobility
Each Nissan Micra comes with anti-fatigue seats that support your spine and are undeniably comfortable. Ample shoulder and headroom fit adults easily with plenty of legroom in the cabin.
The boot has a loading dock of 300 litres that can extend to more than 1 000 litres when the rear seats are folded down. Driver and passengers also have ample space to stow items in easy-to-reach places like the central console, the cubbyhole and numerous additional storage in the door bins.
Driver assistance works in the background to make the ride as smooth as possible. The most advanced level of help comes in the form of Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM), reserved for Nissan’s premium vehicles.
NIM includes a fleet of surround-view cameras, which create a 360° view of the Micra and helps the driver park hassle-free. Its moving object detection helps avoid bumps with vehicles, pedestrians or animals, and blind-spot warning does precisely what it says – it lets you know if there are objects where you can’t see.
Want to See More? Then Browse Through the New Nissan Micra Models Below
The bubble car has evolved into the mature and muscled new Nissan Micra. Here are the latest Micra models on offer in South Africa:
- Micra Visia
- Micra Acenta
- Micra Acenta Plus
- Micra Acenta Plus Tech
Questions About The New Nissan Micra Review? We Have Answers (FAQs)
Is there a difference between the Nissan Micra Active and the new Nissan Micra?
Yes, there is. In short, the car known as the new Nissan Micra is current generation, while the Nissan Micra Active is basically the previous generation. Do keep in mind that the new Nissan Micra has undergone so much exciting design and engineering changes that it’s essentially new in nearly every way.
How would you describe the new Nissan Micra’s looks?
Where to begin! Striking. Sporty. Sexy. The new Nissan Micra simply oozes an air of confidence and attitude.
All eyes will be on you, everywhere you go with a new Nissan Micra – it’s just that eye-catching. Pictures alone don’t do it justice.
How many variants of the new Nissan Micra are there?
There are currently four models of the new Nissan Micra available:
- Acenta Plus
- Acenta Plus Tech
Which model variant is considered the premium new Nissan Micra?
The current top of the range model variant is the new Nissan Micra Acenta Plus. However, do take note that special and limited edition model variants become available on occasion and may briefly replace the standard top model variant.
So, whichnew Nissan Micra model variant is right for me?
That depends on what you want, as well as your budget. All three new Nissan Micra models are outstanding cars in their own right. You can rest assured that you’ll be both safe and comfortable in any one of the variants.
We can highly recommend the new Nissan Micra Acenta, as it gives you a lot of bang for your buck.
To identify the new Nissan Micra model variant that would best suit your needs, contact us here. We are eager to assist you in finding the car of your dreams!
Is there an all-wheel-drive variant of the new Nissan Micra available?
Unfortunately not. All new Nissan Micra model variants are 2-wheel, front-engine and front-wheel-drive.
Is there an automatic new Nissan Micra?
No, unfortunately, there currently isn’t in South Africa. All vehicles in the current new Nissan Micra range come equipped with 5-speed manual transmission.
Are diesel variants of the new Nissan Micra available in South Africa?
No, not in South Africa. Only 3-cylinder, 898cc petrol variants are available here.
How many doors do the new Nissan Micra have?
All vehicles in the new Nissan Micra range have 5 doors – two at the front, two ‘hidden’ doors at the rear and one hatchback.
Is the new Nissan Micra equipped with a spare wheel?
Yes, it is. A standard temporary use tyre is included with all new Nissan Micra model variants, allowing you to safely reach the nearest tyre repair centre.
Is the new Nissan Micra a safe vehicle?
Yes, very! All standard new Nissan Micra model variants come equipped with various safety and security enhancers: drive safety (cruise control, auto headlights, HSA and Idle Start/Stop); security (immobiliser and remote central locking); emergency control (ABS, EBD, ESP and airbags).