BB Hatfield Nissan strives to always put their customers first. And, with a legacy that reaches as far back as 1959, the BB Group ensures all customers receive accurate advice and friendly service. One such spirited individual is Sales Executive, Iona Ludick, who proudly accompanies my test drive of this cheeky and exciting new hatch.
A daring presence
Baffled by its appearance at first glance, the remodeled Micra is pleasantly surprising and distinctly different from previous versions. The exterior is sharp, greeting the onlooker with an audacious face and a powerful rear, expertly complemented by an athletic roof spoiler. Nissan added its signature arrow-shaped LED daytime running lights and V-shaped grille to further accentuate its tough new exterior.
The front and rear bumpers are rounded off with bold fog lights for optimal sight in compromised conditions. Matching the all-round bold new aesthetic are body-coloured, electrically adjustable outside mirrors. Standard on the Acenta are 16-inch alloy wheels, which further guarantees attention.
Offering a feeling reminiscent of a sports car when seated in the driver’s position, the interior is boldly decorated, with accented gear lever and hand brake trimmings, chrome door handles and sleek cloth upholstery. For extended comfort, they’ve lowered the driver and front passenger seating position to enhance headroom for taller passengers. If you prefer a higher seat, the driver’s seat is height and back-angle adjustable. The steering wheel is also easily adaptable to your driving comfort.
At take-off, the Micra amazes with immediate agility. Iona and I maneuvered gracefully onto the busy highway where one could easily enable cruise control and relish in minimal cabin noise and smooth sails. The stop/start function comes in handy on the demanding Hatfield roads where fuel efficiency is top of mind.
Truly innovation that excites
The technology Nissan encompassed into the Micra is outstanding. To reduce any distractions, Nissan Advanced Drive Assist Display has a 5-inch screen that indicates all your driving activities from fuel consumption to your rev count and speedometer. Alongside your driver display is the 7-inch infotainment system complete with Bluetooth™ (for calls, voice control and music selection), USB, AUX and AM/FM radio transmission – all of which are accessible through the multifunctional steering wheel.
Safety is not a concern with Nissan Intelligent Mobility. It’s quite comforting to know that if you ever lose control, this vehicle has your back. The Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system reduces engine output and applies brakes to specific wheels when necessary, by monitoring your steering, braking and vehicle stability. If a collision occurs, you can feel safe in knowing the Micra has six airbags and Zone Body safety and impact absorbers. When faced with an unexpected braking occurrence, the Micra enables Auto Hazards so you can focus entirely on the road without the worry of reaching for the button yourself.
The all-new Nissan Micra was designed to stand out. A thoroughly enjoyable ride, recommended to anyone in the market for a sporty, practical and fuel-efficient motorcar with extras beyond ordinary expectations. Purchase your Micra today with piece of mind offered through a 3 year/90 000km service plan and 6 year/150 000km warranty plan.
Visit Nissan Hatfield and speak to Dealer Principal, Marcel Moolman; Sales Manager, George Markram or Sales Executive, Iona Ludick for more information.
By Inge Stols
Editor: Kersh Moodley