The Micra is available in five trim grades – Visia, Visia+, Acenta, N-Connecta and Tekna – and starts at around £12k.

Realistically, though, because the entry-level version does without air-con and the Visia+ variant fails to add alloy wheels, it’s likely that discerning UK buyers will ignore both in favour of the mid-spec Acenta, which gets 16in alloys, cruise control, the Drive Assist Display and – crucially – the 7.0in infotainment touchscreen for a little over £15k.

Values have taken a marked upward turn since the deletion of the last Micra but aren’t expected to be class-leading

Our test car, in N-Connecta trim, adds niceties such as a leather steering wheel, a sat-nav and climate control – but, as with the range-topping Tekna, nothing that would be sorely missed. However, if it was our money we would add the Bose Personal pack for an additional £500.

In Acenta grade, the Micra costs around the same as a Fabia SE L and the equivalent Clio; and slightly less than the Mini Cooper.

Expect it to roughly measure up for running costs, too. The 0.9-litre engine emits 104g/km CO2 – less consequential for retail buyers than it used to be, but indicative of the kind of efficiency that permits Nissan to claim 61.4mpg combined economy.

True MPG testing returned a slightly more rigorous 45.3mpg, but that’s not far off the 46.5mpg returned by a Fiesta 1.0-litre Ecoboost.

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