Many car buyers have been waiting for Nissan to reveal prices for its Micra DIG-S models for some time. The good news is that the company has at last done so and that these prices are quite competitive.
The range kicks off at £11,150 - only £1,000 more expensive than the standard 1.2-litre DIG, which has a lot less power and costs more to run.
Nissan used a small supercharger coupled with a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine to give the car amazingly low emission levels. This amounts to only 95g/km in the case of the Visia and 99g/km for the Acenta and Tekna, which both have higher specs. The company claims fuel consumption of 68.9 mpg - good enough to beat many diesel models.
The DIG-S features an "intelligent" generator that recharges the battery when there is little demand for engine power. It also boasts stop/start technology. Despite gains in emission levels and fuel consumption, the car will be a lot more fun to drive with power output having been increased from 80bhp to 98bhp.
Compared to diesel models with similar performance and fuel consumption, the DIG-S is priced very competitively.
If your budget stretches to that level, the Tekna provides the highest specification levels in the range. It has metallic paint, satellite navigation, cruise control, climate control and rear parking sensors. This one will cost you just over £14,000.
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