Nissan’s sporty Micra bargain
NO sooner has Nissan’s revised Micra range taken to the streets than prices are effectively slashed by a whopping £1,735.
This coincides with the holiday period when potential punters are typically more interested in a trip to Majorca than their local showroom.
In a bid to tempt them to reverse the trend, Nissan has introduced a new version of the Micra that costs almost £1,000 less than the model upon which it is based and comes with £750 worth of extra equipment into the bargain.
Taking the name of Sport+ it costs £8,795 in 1.2-litre three-door guise and has the same equipment as the standard Sport model plus the Urban Sport pack thrown in for free.
This includes the 16-inch alloy wheels from the 160SR model, aluminium pedals and air conditioning.
An engine upgrade to 1.4-litres is on offer for £300 and it is also possible to upgrade to the 60mpg diesel unit for £800, with five-door versions of each adding £650.
Visually the car is almost indistinguishable from the 160SR model with bigger bumpers, tinted headlamps, spot lamps, side sills and a tailgate spoiler.
In Sport+ form it also boasts an in-dash six-CD auto-changer, leather steering wheel, one-touch electric windows, air conditioning, a driver’s information computer and electric door mirrors.
Leather upholstery adds £850 and an electric sunroof is on offer for £375. As a further incentive there is free finance over two years with no deposit.