Nissan slashes prices of Micra
Nissan has slashed the asking price of its Micra supermini to a city car-rivalling £7,995.
Despite the low price it still packs big-car equipment with Bluetooth as standard as well as an auxiliary input for MP3 players, even on the entry-level Visia.
It is also available for just £99 per month on a PCP deal.
The £8,000 price tag puts the car right in the range of the smaller Nissan Pixo, which starts at £7,250 and tops out at £9,150.
And the Micra story doesn't end there; further up the range, the Acenta model is now £9,995. On top of the Visia's equipment it adds 15-inch alloys, air conditioning, front fog lamps and a leather steering wheel among other items. It is also available for just £119 per month.
The next rung on the Micra ladder is the Acenta Connect which has Nissan's Connect touchscreen satnav system combined with Bluetooth for hands-free telephone calls and music streaming. The Acenta Connect costs £11,750 and is available for £129 per month.
The good news also extends to the most stylish member of the Micra range, the ELLE; a special edition produced with the world's leading women's magazine. In addition to the Acenta Connect spec, it has climate control, a glass roof, painted 15-inch alloy wheels and ELLE badging as standard. The ELLE is now just £11,195 and available for £139 per month too.
At the top of the range sits the flagship Micra Tekna, which adds a glass roof, parking space measurement, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers and climate control to the specification of the Acenta Connect.
An extremely well-equipped car, it doesn't come with a hefty price tag, costing just £11,545 and available from only £149 per month.
As before, the Micra range is available with two three-cylinder petrol engines: an 78bhp 1.2-litre unit or a 96bhp 1.2-litre supercharged DIG-S unit. Buyers have the choice of a five-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission.