CMH Nissan Midrand is bringing you a closer look at the 2019 Nissan Micra 1.0T Tekna (84kW), with its sportier styling and performance. Equipped with some added features that we like, you should take great consideration into owning one, with its Punchy Engine, Incredible Fuel economy, Unique Sound System, and host of Standard features.
With more of its sporting appeal, Nissan lowered the car’s ride height by 10 mm, stiffened the suspension and tweaked the steering ratio to enhance responses to driver inputs and, of course, the Tekna Plus’ handling characteristics. In combination with the more powerful engine, those tweaks do make a difference – this Micra feels palpably livelier to drive.
A smartly executed black & cream interior adds premium appeal to this range-topping Micra. A black & cream cloth interior trimmed interior awaits you inside this Micra. It has a leather steering wheel that can be also be adjusted for rake and reach and a multifunction steering wheel, with mounted controls for the audio system, Bluetooth telephone/streaming and cruise control are included.
For music lovers’ pleasure, a special Bose Personal audio system is fitted, bound to appeal to a younger clientele. The system includes an amplifier under the driver’s seat, wide-range speakers in the doors, tweeters in the dashboard and 2 speakers mounted in the driver’s headrest. Sound quality is very good and you can adjust the sound settings via the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Speakers in the driver’s headrest enhance the quality of the sound from the Bose Personal sound system.
When it comes to space and practicality, Micra claims 300 litres of luggage space, which increases to 956 litres with the 60:40 split rear seats folded down. In comparison, the Volkswagen Polo offers 350 litres, while the Ford Fiesta is similarly sized at 303 litres.
Taller rear passengers may find the Micra lacking sufficient rear legroom, but average-sized adults should find the accommodation adequate (with cooperation from the front occupants). There are useful cup holders up front, as well as storage space ahead of the gear lever. Overall, this Micra is average in terms of practicality – there are certainly more spacious options on the market. It is one to be considered for a little bit of a test drive at our CMH Nissan Dealership.