What is it?
The old Nissan Micra was way off the pace of the modern supermini class. Poor ride quality and handling, a brittle feeling interior and dumpy looks made it hard to recommend to anyone. Thankfully Nissan learned its lesson and has tried much harder with its replacement.
Sharp creases replace cartoon curves on the outside while the interior has a large dose of soft touch plastic and attractive trims. It’s also lower and wider than before in an effort to make it more agile. Benchmarks include the VW Polo, Mazda 2 and our current favourite, the Ford Fiesta.
We’ve already tried Nissan's turbo petrol Micra in the UK, but this is our first chance to try the 1.5-litre dCi on our side of the channel. At the moment, this is the quickest Micra currently on sale, but is it also the most fun?