We spent one week testing the latest and most exciting 2018 Nissan Micra (K14). After spending time with the car, we have come up with a list of standout features to consider before you buy.

1) Nissan Micra – Soft Touches

The Tekna trim level car that we tested featured many soft surfaces inside. This takes the interior of the Nissan Micra from an affordable hatch to being a very comfortable vehicle to drive.

2) Nissan Micra Personalisation Options

The wheels on the Tekna trim level are 17″, which is the perfect fit for the car. The model is finished in crisp black paintwork and the orange highlights make it stand out from its competitors. This exciting styling comes from a personalisation pack which adds the Exterior Pack Plus in Enigma Black. All these light touches make for a very tasty looking exterior. It is worth taking time to explore the configurator on website.

3) 0.9-Litre Petrol Engine with Plenty of Go

The 0.9-litre 3 cylinder engine in the new Nissan Micra is incredible, it emits 88 bhp and 140 Nm of torque. For a vehicle of this engine capacity, it is insanely good. It allows the new Micra to sprint from 0-62 mph in 12.1 seconds, with a top speed of 109 mph. With the 17″ alloys, it gives a 61.4 mpg combined figure while emitting 104 g/km of CO2. The car is a very energetic drive and its turbo noise allows you to hear the wind as it moves up the rev range.

4) Energy Orange Interior

If you went for the orange highlights on the outside, why not also opt for the interior pack in Energy Orange?  For £400, you can get orange highlights in all the seats, knee rests and dash trim. Thus transforming the inside from a slightly dark standard car interior to a vibrant conversation starter. Take a look at the picture below and let me know what you think.

5) Nissan Micra Looks Better Than The Competition

There is a lot of competition in all areas of the car market and this can mean that a lot of models have similar designs and are hard to tell apart. The 2018 Nissan Micra breaks the mould with its latest design. Although the vehicle has that classic hatchback shape, it is sharper, more dynamic and stylish than other cars around at the moment.

6) Perfect Moves

If the car isn’t nice to drive, it doesn’t matter how much it costs or how much you can customise it. After a week behind the wheel of the Nissan Micra, I was very impressed with its driving dynamics. We know it’s no hot hatch, but without a doubt, this vehicle moves beautifully both in straight lines and around corners.

7) 2018 Nissan Micra – Stands Out From the Crowd

The sharp design and personalisation options on the 2018 Nissan Micra give the car an edge that no one was expecting. From the front, you would have no idea it was linked to the Micra name. Great job by Nissan here.

2018 Nissan Micra Verdict (K14)

The K14 Nissan Micra is surely a game-changer for the brand. The Micra has always done well, but did not deserve to, until now. The car is a credible addition to the market and I would love to be seen in one.

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2018 Nissan Micra: 7 Things You Need To Know Before Buying was last modified: June 20th, 2018 by Paul Hadley