From Pummelchen to tight city car: The Nissan Micra has grown up in the fifth generation. With a chic tin dress, upbeat interior, modern infotainment and assistance systems as well as fuel-efficient engines, it will be available to dealers from 12.990 Euro in March.
Compared to the fourth generation, the five-door has increased by 17 centimeters to a length of 4 meters. At the same time it was wider and flatter, which in addition to the new design language also provides for sporty proportions. And also the space in the interior benefits. However, only two people should ride in the back seat: The sloping roofline is at the expense of headroom. The boot volume convinces with values from 300 up to a maximum of 1.004 liters.
The modern interior can be upgraded with red, blue or orange applications or leather pieces. The central display (series from Acenta) for the presentation of the most important driving information as well as the 7 inch large touchscreen for the operation of multimedia, navigation or the integration of smartphones have also received a good deal of attention. Both are easy to read and easy to use. By the way, only Apple CarPlay is available for the market launch, the corresponding Android offer will probably take another year to come.
Base engine in the Micra is a 1,0-liter three-cylinder with 54 kW / 73 PS, which comes up in the Micra with standard fuel consumption, depending on the equipment between 4,6 and 4,9 liters. According to Nissan, this is decided by 20's percentage of buyers, which is twice as much as for the 1,5-liter diesel with 66 kW / 90 PS, which on average uses 3,2 liters for the distance of 100 kilometers. The majority of the customers here on the ground the 0,9-liter turbo with likewise 66 kW / 90 PS goutieren. The three-cylinder acts quietly and offers good passage at the appropriate speed level. The standard sprint can be completed in 12,1 seconds, the maximum speed is specified as 175 km / h. Nissan specifies 4,4 up to 4,6 liters as standard consumption value. The chassis have the Nissan engineers adapted to the character of a small car and adapted to the character of a small car, not too hard, but not too soft. The basic attitude appeals to the relaxed driver.
The Micra also wants to score with technology. The option list includes Blind Spot, Lane Keeping or High Beam Assist, and 360 Degree Environment Camera. If you want, you can also do something for your ears. A Bose sound system with speakers in the front head restraints ensures a rich sound experience. In this regard, the Micra is now as a great. (Elfriede Munsch / SP-X)