Test drive Nissan Micra 1.0: Micra with atmosphere


Micra with a new base version using a naturally aspirated 3 liter 1,0-cylinder engine

Special presentation with which the revered basic version Nissan The new-generation Micra is at least as rare as the type of powerplant used in it - a 1,0-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine with a modest 998 cc displacement and an equally modest 70 hp in modern terms.

Contrary to the recent widespread tendency towards forced refueling, the creators of the new car decided to save money by expanding the line of existing turbocharged engines with a displacement of 0,9 liters (gasoline) and 1,5 liters (diesel).

Test drive Nissan Micra 1.0: Micra with atmosphere

Given the segment that the Micra is attacking after a complete re-concept of the model last year, this strategy certainly makes sense - the small class in Europe is an overpopulated and highly contested area where any price advantage can be beneficial.

Especially when combined with compelling arguments such as modern shapes, rich equipment and the spacious flexible interior of the fifth generation Micra.

For calm natures

Test drive Nissan Micra 1.0: Micra with atmosphere

The Micra's suspension capabilities far exceed the dynamic challenges that the new unit's 70 horsepower could face, but the comfort offered by the chassis is excellent and goes very well with the simple combination of a naturally aspirated engine and a five-speed manual transmission.

The Micra 1.0 has enough traction to handle the crowds on city streets, and going out of town won't be a problem unless you necessarily want to compete with others and are overtaking carefully.

On the other hand, highway travel will show you how easy it is to comply with speed limits and give you time to enjoy Bose's impeccable sound system. The noise from the new engine stays within good tone as long as you don't chase the 6300 rpm power ceiling.

Test drive Nissan Micra 1.0: Micra with atmosphere

It is much smarter and more enjoyable to stick to around 3500 RPM, which is a snap with precise and easy transmission control.


The naturally aspirated liter version of the new generation Micra is an exotic proposition that will surely appeal to people with a relaxed driving style, for whom cost savings are more important than the higher dynamic characteristics of the same three-cylinder 0.9 Turbo.



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