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Nissan Micra Active

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With much success in the economical car segment, it’s kind of obvious that Nissan would also join the affordability bandwagon and produce a compact, modestly priced city vehicle. Known and categorized for being a trustworthy brand in our South African markets, the Nissan Micra Active owners will be provided with peace of mind knowing that they will have a great buy and experience true value for money from this budget-friendly option. All of Nissan's dealerships throughout the country are accredited and their sole goal is to guarantee the best Nissan experience to their clients, whether it’s buying a new car of simply having it serviced from their dealership.

The Concept
The Nissan Micra has been a familiar sensation in South Africa for the last decade and this fourth generation Nissan is sure to give you many kilometers for your rands. It is designed for action-ready city-go’ers that like to drive with liveliness and ease on national roads, and a rational choice for a first vehicle. It can conform to the everyday lifestyle of wee-sized family seamlessly, but I think that it can also be an ideal choice for a student, it has all the characteristics small, swift and is reasonably priced. This hatch is multi-functional, high-specced and ready to perform!

The Look
Life is all about changes and I appreciate Nissan’s initiative on the new changes on Micra’s exterior. Vibey and redefined features are visible all around the Micra Active such as the newly designed grille that hosts the badge and an integrated v-shaped chrome underlining of the badge that is sure to catch an eye in the parking lot. It will definitely be appealing to the younger generation and is sure to make an impression that reflects youthfulness and excitement with alluring 14-inch steel wheels, a curvaceous physique with a flattened rear and dazzling lights. The halogen headlights give it a quirky appearance to have on-comers cooing at its adorable appearance while the flattened rear is adorned with fog lights and a high mount halogen stoplight.

The Feel
Presenting a practical and user-friendly interior, Nissan has provided every driver with complete driving satisfaction with its cabin feel. The simple and convenient design used in the interior on elements such as the infotainment and instrument cluster’s display tributes to its easy-to-reach ability and so makes it extremely user friendly, as you make those frequent trips. The Micra Active has big windows offering eminent lighting and making the cabin feel more spacious and refreshing while simultaneously providing you with a reasonable amount of visibility. The boomerang grooves on the roof reduces noise at high speeds acting as a NVD feature to ensure that you’re drive is uninterrupted and serene. It also offers multiple storage spaces for your everyday belongings such as your sunglasses, keys, phone or wallet and with the 265-litre boot, you are sure to fit in all the necessities (and cramming in a few non-essentials because a woman can never have enough luggage to haul around!). I must say that the driver’s seating is rather comfortable to sit in thanks to the petit steering wheel which is able to tilt-adjust, due to its compressed size it’s also light in my hand and makes daily operations rather painless to execute.

The Features
Adventure in the Micra Active comes hand-in-hand with security, driver and passenger airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), sped sensitive automatic door locks, ISOFIX child seat anchorage and an immobilizer ensures that every drive is a safe one. Remote central locking, electric windows in the front, Electric Power Steering (EPS), air conditioning and a rear mirror de-mister not all come standard, but they also ensure convenience during the drive. Also available is an infotainment system with AM/FM, CD, MP3, RDS, Auxiliary input, a USB port, and Bluetooth Connectivity with audio streaming for additional road trip fun.

The Drive
The Micra Active is available in a 1.2-litre petrol engine that delivers 56kW of power and 104Nm of torque and is paired with a manual transmission to make for a swift and nimble drive. It’s a very a cost-efficient decision seeing as it has a meager fuel consumption of 5.2-litres per 100 km. When you’ve piled the cabin to the brim with friends and family, and the boot is filled with everyone’s luggage, this tiny hatch is a bit breathless going uphill but I think these situations will be few and far between and although prolonged, the determined Micra will reach its destination. Once you start driving this sensational hatch you quickly get familiar with the city-friendly Micra Active due to its practical layout and relaxed driving style. Overall, it’s a small and sensible vehicle that can easily fit in with your lifestyle thanks to its diverse ways and relentless nature, after all- it’s a Nissan.

Where to find it

If you would like to own one of these marvelous Micra’s, visit www.nissan.co.za to learn more or find the closest dealer to you.

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Journalist: Desh Bechan
Transcriber: Nita Stadler
Editor: Pearl Mwale

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