Why the Nissan Micra is still going strong 40 years later!

In its 40-year history, the Nissan Micra has undergone various updates and design changes, but the latest incarnation of the popular compact model is arguably the most daring. The bold yet sleek design certainly stands out from the crowd, while the forward-thinking features provide a driving experience like no other.

Here we take a look at the smart, safe and fun Nissan Micra and why, with it's class-leading design and features, it's a no-brainer when it comes to choosing your next car.

Should I Buy A Nissan Micra?


The exterior design of the five-door hatchback Micra is stylish, sporty and distinctive. The rear black pillars give the roof a unique, floating silhouette. Coupled with LED headlights, boomerang taillights and hidden door handles, this provides an overall sleekness that’s as premium as it is functional. The 17” diamond cut alloy wheels (available on the Tekna grade) complete the look - perfect for standing out around city and town.

The Micra’s 1.0 litre 92hp petrol engine provides a perfect blend of fuel efficiency (44.8-53.3mpg) and quick throttle response that we’ve come to expect from Nissan. It’s the perfect car for nipping around the city or heading further afield. The model is available in 5-speed manual or automatic transmission, making it accessible regardless of your driving preference.


  • Sporty and stylish
  • Manual and Auto available
  • Well-built and reliable
  • Compact


The Nissan Micra’s neat and stylish exterior conceals a modern, spacious and comfortable interior, finished with premium materials. The ergonomic, soft-touch, two-tone seats give a luxurious feel, while the sporty D-shaped steering wheel allows for enhanced leg room. Storage space is ample, with a 10L glove box, cup and phone holders and a 300L boot, increasing to 956L via versatile, independently folding rear seats. 


The Nissan Micra’s 7” multi-touch screen keeps you connected with entertainment, navigation, communication and apps within easy reach. Choose NissanConnect Infotainment, or connect your phone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto via the USB ports or Bluetooth facility. Bose® UltraNearfield speakers built into the driver’s headrest give a 360° audio experience, creating a soundstage that fills your car with music.

Nissan Intelligent Mobility & Safety

The Nissan Micra’s Intelligent Mobility is designed to help you deal with the unexpected behind the wheel, making for a safer, more confident drive. The system will prevent you straying out of lane; monitor speed and distance from the car in front and let you know if you need to slow down; turn your high beams on and off when required; recognise road signs and display the current speed limit; warn you of blind spots; assist with parking and more.

Safety is of the upmost importance, and the Nissan Micra is packed with advance safety features to keep you and your passengers safe. These include a tyre pressure monitoring system, ISOFIX attachments for child seats, six airbags to reduce risk of serious injury and a smart D-Shaped steering wheel with all the controls at your fingertips, so you never take your eyes off the road.


  • Confident in safety
  • Lane departure warning
  • Speed monitoring
  • User friendly infotainment

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In addition to all this, the Nissan Micra comes with over 100 personalisation options, and a choice of interior and exterior packs, so you can sculpt the car to reflect your own individuality. We've currently got some great offers on the Nissan Micra which you can check out here plus a great selection of Nearly New & Used if you're not looking for new.

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