Like many of its owners, the Nissan Micra is getting a tad long in the tooth, so it’ll come as no surprise to hear Nissan has decided to release a new, face-lifted 2014 version that also addresses complaints of poor interior quality.
The Micra’s interior was about as popular with Brits as gout, so Nissan’s given that a once-over, too. The new cabin is said to have a more premium feel, with new textured plastic for the door panels, new fabrics for the seats and even the option of a suede-effect material should you opt for the top-spec model.
The 2014 Micra’s infotainment system’s been given a lick of paint. The NissanConnect 5.8-inch touch screen infotainment display is larger than the previous unit (up from 5 inches) and the sat-nav now allows users to choose a route based on fuel economy. It’s even possible to plan journeys at home before firing them over to the new Mira via the ‘send to car’ feature, which saves you the hassle of entering the location twice.
Automatic parking space measurement, rear-parking sensors and automatic folding door mirrors round off some of the more fancy extras.
No changes to the engine line up have been reported. That means you can either go for the standard three-cylinder lump and enjoy 79bhp and 115g/km of CO2 emissions, or you can go for the superior 1.2-litre supercharged DIG-S variant, complete with 97bhp and 95g/km of CO2 emissions.
The 2014 Micra is expected to go on sale in September, 2013. A price is yet to be announced but expect it to cost from £9,000 ─ cheap enough to keep it a firm favourite for young drivers and old fogies, alike.
2014 Nissan Micra Pictures