2013 Nissan Micra Tekna is the Best Deal at the Price Point
|   Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The 2013 Nissan Micra has finally been revealed although externally there are no major differences. Nissan has built this vehicle for exporting to European countries and this is evident in the way the car has been designed and manufactured. There are no traits of Japanese designing on the interior and this car feels like a European production. The Nissan Micra is a one of a kind modern day urban hatch back and Nissan has a host of plans lined up for the machine.


The current generation Micra is the integrated product of the first and second generation of the car although there are new features enabled as well. Nissan plans on introducing a sense of character into the Micra and the new hatch back gets 1.2 liter three cylindered petrol engine. The basic engine gets 79 BHP while the super charged DIG-S version gets 97 BHP.
The external design has been modified and the front end is quite like the V nose of the Qashqai. This as a result makes both vehicles visually similar. The difference however lies in the front bumper design along with the air intakes up front. A wider tail gate has also been introduced while the rear end receives a new design
The interior has been face lifted and the new center console is brand new. Advanced electronic measures in the vehicle include satellite navigation, Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The instrument cluster is new and well organized while use of chrome and leather enhances the general aesthetics of the cabin. The Micra VIsia is the base ranged model and lacks these advanced measures. The Tekna and Acenta are the higher ranged vehicles.
The Micra Tekna DIG-S was recently taken for a spin around the track and some major information was gathered. Nissan has given this vehicle a major uplift and this is evident once the vehicle is viewed from close quarters. The Tekna features keyless entry, Nissan Connect, electric mirrors as well as parking assist to enhance the drive experience although these features are missing on the base Visia.
The interior of the Visisa is quite glossy and appealing although the base plastic still remains beneath the flare. However, this does not diminish the general feel of the interior due to the fact that the plastic is not visible. The Micra has a sense of urgency and important and every time the pedal is floored, the car feels quick off the mark. The Nissan Micra rivals the Hyundai i20 and the Kia Rio and this livens up the market.
The steering column is stiff although maneuverable and this is a new aspect of the modern day super minis. The Micra weighs approximately 955 kg and the power to weight ratio is quite impressive. Although this vehicle does not sport a very impressive top speed, the performance figures are more than sufficient. The super charger does not sport any lag and this is a very impressive feature from the small engine. Overall, the Micra is the best deal at its price point.
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