2012 Nissan Micra | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine

September 18th, 2012 | Category: Nissan, SUV | 1691 Views

2012 Nissan Micra | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Nissan’s focus on reducing emissions is not restricted to creating zero emission electric vehicles like the pioneering and award winning Nissan LEAF. Developing advanced technologies as part of Nissan’s PURE DRIVE strategy is driving the company’s efforts to reduce emissions and fuel consumption from all its cars, and, has resulted in the launch of a new engine with one of the lowest CO2 figures in the world.

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Powering the newest version of the popular Nissan Micra city car the DIG-S this advanced petrol engine produces just 95 g CO2/km and underlines Nissan’s leadership in both zero and low emissions mobility. A direct injection unit with a supercharger hence the car’s name: Direct Injection Gasoline Supercharger (DIG-S) the engine is the embodiment of Nissan’s PURE DRIVE strategy, delivering sparkling performance, frugal economy and exceptionally low emissions. It has been designed to meet and exceed the everyday driving demands of the modern world and is the ideal partner for Micra, Nissan’s small city car.

As well as reducing emissions, this new engine will reduce the cost of motoring in many European countries. In the UK, for example, cars producing less than 100g/km of CO2 attract no annual road tax and are exempt from the capital’s daily congestion charge. Increasing numbers of Australian new car buyers are downsizing. Compact car sales grew last year by more than 21,000 vehicles with predictions small car could amount to around one third of the total market within just a few years.

With lots of new entrants, it’s an ultra competitive scene, so the message from buyers to manufacturers of small cars is simple: ”If you want a slice of this action, you need to bring your ‘A-Game’ “. Nissan has certainly come to play with the all new Micra sharply priced and nicely specified to tick all of the boxes for buyers in this league. Its rivals include the Toyota Yaris, Mazda2, Hyundai Getz and Ford Fiesta. And that’s a tough playground, into which the Micra brings a mix of quirky styling, a roomy interior loaded with personality, nimble and confident handling and a well controlled ride.

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2012 Nissan Micra Price :
Pricing for the new Nissan Micra has been set at $14,990 – $16,990 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the Nissan Micra we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

Output is a modest 56kW and 100Nm, or 19kW and 36Nm less than the 1.5 litre engine in the other models in the range the $14,990 ST-L and $16,990 Ti. Automatic transmission adds $2000 to all models. To see how things stack up in the all new Nissan Micra, Car Showroom enjoyed an extended evaluation of two models the entry level ST manual ($12,990) and mid-range ST-L automatic ($16,990).

+. ST =>      From $14,990* =>     5D HATCHBACK =>     4 SP AUTOMATIC.
+. ST =>     From $12,990* =>     5D HATCHBACK =>     5 SP MANUAL.
+. ST-L =>     From $16,990* =>     5D HATCHBACK =>     4 SP AUTOMATIC.
+. ST-L =>     From $14,990* =>     5D HATCHBACK =>     5 SP MANUAL.
+. Ti =>      From $18,990* =>     5D HATCHBACK =>     4 SP AUTOMATIC.
+. Ti =>     From $16,990* =>    5D HATCHBACK =>     5 SP MANUAL.

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2012 Nissan Micra Interior :
The all new Nissan Micra rivals previous segment benchmarks, Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 in providing a stylish interior with an up market feel well beyond its retail sticker. That comes from a combination of modern design, nice tactile feel for the plastics and switchgear, plus high quality materials for the seats and trim. Both the Nissan Micra ST and ST-L we tested run the same seat cloth and are virtually identical inside except the ST-L gains electric rear windows (ST has electric for the fronts only).

Despite its diminutive size, the 1.2 litre engine has the heart of a lion, although it needs to be kept well fed. Fostering a flexible right foot is the infectious throaty throb of its three cylinders assisted by the light and precise manual gear shift. ?Performance is brisk enough but it needs plenty of revs and liberal use of the gearbox in hilly terrain. ?A combination of short gearing and 14 inch wheels has it spinning at 3000rpm at 100km/h, but although the engine is audible it is not intrusive.

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2012 Nissan Micra Exterior :
Nissan Micra might be a compact hatchback but that doesn’t mean it skimps on the technology a perfect example is the roof. Nissan Micra has some noticeable grooves and scallops on top, which blend into the subtle rear spoiler these reduce noise producing resonance inside the cabin (often an issue at speed in compact cars) and also minimize drag for reduced fuel consumption. Overall the design of the all new Nissan Micra is more sophisticated than its predecessor. The large glasshouse gives the Nissan Micra a taller appearance and the prominent wheel arches while not as exaggerated as the Mazda2 are contemporary and stylish, lending a substantial on road appearance.

The results are spectacular. The Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger (DIG-S) engine produces 72kW (98PS) and 142Nm, while CO2 emissions are 95 g/km for the manual version and 115 g/km for the CVT version. Maximum speed is 180km/h for manual. Combined cycle fuel economy figures for the manual Visia version is 4.1 l/100kmh . In common with industry practice, these headline figures refer to the entry level version Visia as higher levels of equipment found in plusher models mean extra weight which affects emissions performance. But such is the efficiency of the unit that the most popular version, Acenta, also promises an outstanding CO2 figure: just 99 g/km in manual form.

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2012 Nissan Micra Engine :
Nissan Australia should be commended for including the handy 1.2 litre, three cylinder engine as the entry level for the Nissan Micra. Modern engine technology means today’s three cylinder engines are handy performers and offer clear fuel consumption benefits. With 56kW of power at 6,000rpm and peak torque of 100Nm at 4,000rpm we found the entry level Nissan Micra ST was more the competent in both city and rural conditions. And with fuel economy as low as 5.9l/100kms plus exhaust emissions as low as 942g/km…well you’ll be an infrequent visitor to the fuel pump.

This remarkable engine makes sub 100 g/km emissions performance easily accessible while low cost of ownership make it a serious alternative to a comparable diesel… with the added bonus of greater refinement. Its first appearance powering the new Micra makes for an irresistible combination. Micra’s city car credentials have been honed over decades of class leading models. Bristling with new technologies and based on a brand new platform, Europe-bound examples of the fourth generation Micra are built at an entirely new facility in India. It is also built in China, Mexico and Thailand and is sold in 160 countries around the world.

Launched late last year, it is the perfect city car being compact on the outside but spacious inside. City driving is eased by the class leading all round visibility and by technology that is not only innovative but actually useful, too. Available either as standard or an option are features such as Nissan Connect, a fully integrated entertainment and information package incorporating touch screen satellite navigation. But perhaps the most useful feature for a city car and technology that’s rarely found on much larger cars is the Parking Slot Measurement (PSM) system. As its name implies, the system measures potential parking spaces and lets the driver know whether it is large enough for the car or not.

Our advice for those on tight budgets would be to not dismiss the 1.2 litre model it’s a pocket rocket which more than holds its own, even on freeways and twisty mountain roads. For example at 100km/h the 1.2 litre Nissan Micra cruises at 3,000rpm in fifth gear while the larger 1.5 litre is equally comfortable at just 2,800rpm in fourth gear (automatic transmission) not much to split them there. Of course around town is the natural domain for most Nissan Micras the 3,780mm overall length, minute 9.0-metre turning circle (Nissan says this is smallest in class) plus excellent all round visibility delivers an easy to drive and park package.

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2012 Nissan Micra Specifications :
>. Price: From  $12,990.
>. Engine: 1.2-litre, 3-cyl.
>. Power: 56kW @ 6000rpm.
>. Torque: 100Nm @ 4000rpm.
>. Fuel: unleaded.
>. Fuel tank: 41 litres.
>. Economy (official): 6.5 litres/100km.
>. Economy (tested): 7.4 litres/100km.
>. Greenhouse: 154g/km (Corolla, 174g/km).
>. Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic.
>. Brakes: Disc/drum, ESC, ABS, EBD, brake assist.
>. Turning circle: 9m.
>. Suspension: Front MacPherson struts, Rear torsion beam.
>. Wheels: 14-inch steel, 165/70R14 tyres, full-size spare.
>. Length: 3780mm.
>. Width: 1665mm.
>. Height: 1525mm.
>. Wheelbase: 2435mm.
>. Weight: 947kg.
>. Boot (seat up/down): 251/- litres (Corolla: 450/1121l).
>. Warranty: 3yr/100,000km, roadside assist.
>. Service: 15,000km.
Source: autocarrelease.com, neocarsuv,blogspot.com, newcarsuv.blogspotcom.

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