Nissan South Africa added an additional engine to its local Micra range. The new 84kW engine was developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance, in conjunction with Daimler, and is available in the Acenta Plus, Tekna and Tekna Plus derivatives.
The updated model comes standard with sport suspension, sport exhaust tailpipe fin, Smart (keyless) entry, push start button, rear parking sensors, automatic folding exterior mirrors, leather steering wheel & shift lever, Intelligent Around View Monitor, Moving Object Detection and blind-spot warning.
The 84kW Tekna model comes with LED headlights and front fog lights, automatic air conditioner, and automatic headlight leveler and the Tekna Plus, with ‘Invigorating Red’ interior personalisation, leather heated seats and ‘Enigma Black’ exterior colour.
In addition to the 84kW, the turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine also produces 180Nm. The new DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline – Turbo) engine features a number of technical innovations that allow it to deliver a spirited performance while maintaining high fuel economy and low CO2 emissions, says Nissan.
Nissan further claims that the car offers a better driving experience than before and boasts improved stability as well as tighter handling, with a six-speed manual transmission, and a dropped suspension that turns heads wherever the new Nissan Micra goes.
The flagship versions featuring the 1.0-litre engine have a ride height that’s around 10mm lower and a revised suspension tuning to optimise the benefits of that reduction.
The all-new Nissan Micra 84 kW will be on sale in dealerships from November 2019 onwards, joining the existing 66 kW version.
- Micra 66kW Turbo Visia: R252 800
- Micra 66kW Turbo Acenta: R279 400
- Micra 66kW Turbo Acenta Plus: R295 400
- Micra 84kW Turbo Acenta Plus: R305 900
- Micra 84kW Turbo Tekna: R326 300
- Micra 84kW Turbo Tekna Plus: R336 900