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16 November 2020

Nissan has updated its popular Micra city car for 2021, introducing a more efficient engine and reworking its trim levels.

Replacing the outgoing petrol and diesel offerings, the revised Micra's sole engine choice is a Euro-6d-compliant 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

The new IG-T 92 engine also has a smoother torque delivery, Nissan says, which enables greater driving performance with fewer gearchanges.

Although Nissan has not yet detailed the engine’s performance, it is likely to generate 91bhp and be slightly slower than the outgoing car, which covers 0-62mph in 9.9sec, as pace is sacrificed for fuel efficiency.

In addition to introducing the new powerplant, Nissan has reworked the Micra's trim levels: there are still four options, but the specifications have been bolstered.

LED headlights are now standard on the range-topping N-Sport and Tekna trims, while Tekna models gain standard 17in diamond-cut alloy wheels and Nissan’s ‘Around View’ driving and parking camera system.

The entry-level Visia+ trim retains, as standard, hill start assist, ride control and trace control, designed by Nissan to improve handling in difficult conditions. The mid-tier Acenta trim keeps Apple CarPlay and Siri voice recognition as standard.

The 2021 Micra goes on sale in November, with prices starting from £13,995.

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Johnji 23 November 2020

Along with my MINI Cooper S and Toyota GT86 I have in the UK, I keep a 2019 Nissan Micra IG-T 90 at my house in Portugal. They're a little bit more popular on the mainland than here in the UK.All I can say is brilliant little for A road and B road blasts and on a motorway journey, up front front anyway, almost a smooth and refined as the W211-series Merc E320CDI I had before my kids flew the nest despite the loss of 130bhp a 3-cylinders.I question the city car description though, it's really not much smaller than a MK5 Golf. It'll take 3 in the back and decent full sized suitcase and a couple of bodyboards in the boot.If somebody had told me 10 years ago I'd be praising a Micra, I'd have spat my coffee out, but is one impressive little car capable of really quick cross-country progress. It's a huge leap forward from the Micra Mk2 my mother had. The ride handling balance suits the undulating (read bouncy) roads of southern-central Portugal, the only other (hire) cars I've been more impressed with on those roads are the closely related Renault Clio and Ford's Fiesta and Focus.

ianp55 17 November 2020

2021 Nissan Micra

What's happening to sales of the Micra in the UK? sales are dropping  probably even less are being sold than the disappointing previous generation,wake up Nissan UK this your entry level car now! 

mx5xm 17 November 2020

Performance going downhill, slowly.

Those performnce figures are awful. Efficiency is a great thing, but a 115-125hp engine that delivers reasonable 7-8 seconds to 60mph should be the norm! How much more do you want a car that can barely overtake safely or is so slow to move off? I always had a soft spot for the Micra and even recomended one to an older friend, but now I have to go back and say don't bother as it sounds as if even brisk travel is in danger, of falling asleep! The car itself looks great, inside and out, but this drive to neuter the performance is a a step in the wrong direction. 

Is the performance on par with the competition? Or is this a lone suicide mission?!! 

Mikey C 17 November 2020

mx5xm wrote:

mx5xm wrote:

Those performnce figures are awful. Efficiency is a great thing, but a 115-125hp engine that delivers reasonable 7-8 seconds to 60mph should be the norm! How much more do you want a car that can barely overtake safely or is so slow to move off? I always had a soft spot for the Micra and even recomended one to an older friend, but now I have to go back and say don't bother as it sounds as if even brisk travel is in danger, of falling asleep! The car itself looks great, inside and out, but this drive to neuter the performance is a a step in the wrong direction. 

Is the performance on par with the competition? Or is this a lone suicide mission?!! 

Nobody NEEDS 0-60 in less than 8 seconds to be safe, 10 seconds is perfectly acceptable for a regular small hatchback the first Golf GTi only did it in 9.2 seconds

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