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Nissan slashes Micra prices; Subaru XV awarded top American crash test rating; Hertz launches extended test drive programe

Nissan has reduced the price of the Nissan Micra by £1755. The entry-level Visia model is available from £7995, making it more competitive against the Fiat Panda and Volkswagen Up. All models now include Bluetooth and an auxiliary audio input as standard. All other models in the Micra range are significantly cheaper: Acenta models start at £9995, Acenta Connect £10,495, Elle £11,195 and Tekna £11,595.

Hertz has launched an extended test drive/car rental programme. Hertz Rent2Buy allows prospective buyers to take a test drive for up to 10 days, which is provided free-of-charge if the car tested is purchased. If the buyer decides the vehicle is not for them, it is treated as a standard rental Hertz says the cars are “often” priced at less than book price. Its vehicles are fully serviced and have covered between 12,000 to 15,000 miles.

The Subaru XV has received the highest possible rating in the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The “good” rating is the top rank across all of its tests. Earlier this year, it was awards five stars by Euro NCAP, and received a 90 per cent score of child occupant protection. Subaru is the only car maker to with the IIHS’ ‘Top Safety Pick’ awards for its entire range.


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pradipta85 1 June 2013

The model looks awesome and

The model looks awesome and you would love to go for a long drive in the car. Recently me and my friends were visiting Coober Pedy and we went on a long drive there and visited the Opal Festival.

mukul 23 May 2013

It really feels great that

It really feels great that the price is now down to an affordable rate. While shopping we always look for discounts and good deals even when we shop online or shop underground.

pradipta85 22 May 2013

The car looks simply awesome

The car looks simply awesome it would be wonderful to go on a long drive in this car, summer is here and I am planning to Visit Montreal this summer and we are planning a road trip there.