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Test Nissan Micra 1.5 dCi Tekna 90 hp: efficiency and safety flag

We put the new Nissan Micra controls set to the top end termination. The Tekna finish. Under its hood, the only diesel engine available, a 1.5-liter dCi 90 hp associated with a manual five-speed gearbox.

Nissan Micra 2017

We tested the new Nissan Micra Tekna finished and equipped with the 1.5 dCi engine with 90 hp.

Today, the B segment of the automotive market is one of the most saturated supply categories. Any self-respecting generalist brand that has one or more proposals, and even more since the urban crossovers are gaining ground. However, and focusing the spotlight on traditional utility, if we had to choose a model that has suffered the most radical change in its last renovation, no doubt, would be the Nissan Micra.

The vehicle of the Japanese automaker has experienced impressive generational change with the introduction of the fifth generation during the Paris Motor Show 2016. For a few months is for sale on the Spanish dealers, and last August, I had the opportunity to test a unit for several weeks. And at the risk that it may seem a "spoiler" I will advance that I was pleasantly surprised.

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Nissan Micra 1.5 dCi photos 90 hp Tekna

About 2,000 kilometers, several trips to Madrid, many routes along the beach and mountains, as well as several days of full use in city allowed me get to know the strengths and weaknesses that has one of the most important models of Nissan (With permission from their SUV range). Virtually Japanese firm has not left a single aspect of the vehicle unmodified, so there are many new features to highlight.

Nissan Micra 2017 - later

The change that has suffered the Nissan Micra with the arrival of the fifth generation has been impressive.

What has changed the Nissan Micra?

Although we have devoted several articles to talk specifically about the most significant changes and innovations introduced the fifth generation of Micra, It is interesting to mention some of them to have them present during this reading. During his coming-out in the French capital, we witnessed the materialization of an aesthetic, technological and mechanical renovation. At least which it gives the utility Nissan.

At first glance it is undeniable that the change has been for the better. The new Micra echoes the current design philosophy follows the Japanese manufacturer is. Some of its most important features were anticipated by Nissan Sway Concept. Details such as the grille "V-motion" your headlights boomerang shaped floating rate or ceiling so fashionable has been quickly grasp our attention. The combination of lines very marked with the fluidity that transmit other areas creates an interesting contrast.

Following demand and I would almost say that quality you must have any new vehicle segment B to hit the market today, the customization options are another great virtues Micra. Among colors available, types of vinyl and wheel designs, we have at our disposal 125 customization options, allowing us to achieve when setting up a design according to our personality.

Nissan Micra 2017 - Side

The new Micra is bigger, technological, secure and efficient.

The technological endowment is another of the issues that can boast the Nissan vehicle. The new Bose sound system with six speakers Personal developed in collaboration with the brand itself, rear view camera, the central seven-inch touch screen and the ability to use Apple carplay are a clear example.

The generational change has been impressive. The new Nissan Micra is more daring, customizable, technological, secure and efficient.

A new level of security Micra is at the forefront of its category thanks to the numerous assistants and driving aids. The dead angle control, warning lane departure system intelligent front anti-collision with pedestrian recognition reader traffic signals in real time, automatic lighting control or active roadway, are some of them. All these systems guarantee a more comfortable driving experience and, above all, safe.

Mechanical supply itself is quite small compared to some of the rivals to the Nissan Micra must face. However, we can equip the engines are characterized by restrained consumption and low emission levels. All this without sacrificing acceptable performance, although as my partner said Oscar who attended the international presentation, not characterized as being especially refined. The range consists of two petrol engines, one of 70 hp and 90 hp. In our case, We tested the only diesel option, the 1.5 dCi 90 hp. Although better we go into detail on the unity that has passed through our garage.

Nissan Micra 2017

For several weeks we have been testing this Nissan Micra 1.5 dCi Tekna 90 hp.

Unit testing, in detail

Now that we know what has changed and the most important aspects of the Nissan Micra 2017 is in detailing the unity we have been testing in recent weeks. From its standard equipment, level of finish to the engine he was under the hood.

Nissan Micra

Nissan MicraView Technical details completaCombustible: Diesel, GasolinaPotencia: 73-90 CVPuertas: 5CO285 g / kmLongitud: 2,825 mm.Maletero: 300 l.Precio from: 13,550 €

Nissan Micra 2017 measures
Long2,825 mm
High1,175 mm
Width1,320 mm
Battle2,525 mm
Porter min.300 liters
Porter max.1004 liters

As we can consult at the top table of the measures the Nissan Micra 2017, maintains its compact dimensions, but thanks to the increase in length, has been able to increase the available space in the cabin, especially in the rear seats. Although, as we shall see later, despite having more space, we may be in a somewhat awkward situation.

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It looks so natural the metallic color Power Blue Nissan Micra.

Dressed in an elegant, attractive and appealing metallic color "Blue Power", the Micra we have conducted over these past weeks is configured with the Tekna grade level. Except for the limited edition BOSE currently is marketed and that price and equipment a step is above, we are dealing with the most complete end of the range.

As you would expect, it has a standard equipment comprehensive, being the most striking elements:

  • Firing automatic headlamps and rain sensor
  • Speed ​​limiter and cruise control
  • Security Package Plus (traffic sign recognition, intelligent control lane change, intelligent system frontal collision with pedestrian detection and road lighting assistant)
  • Air conditioning
  • multifunction leather steering wheel with tilt adjustment
  • Alloy wheels 17 inch ONYX
  • LED headlights with daytime running lights
  • Fog lights
  • Electric exterior mirrors, heated and electrically folding adjustment
  • Personal BOSE audio system with 2 speakers in the headrest of the driver
  • NissanConnect touchscreen 7-inch 3D navigation
  • Intelligent vision camera 360
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Trip computer and 5-inch TFT display in the instrument panel
  • USB connection and Bluetooth
  • smart I-Key

Nissan Micra 2017

Details of the new Nissan Micra C 2017. Pilar painted black to create the effect of 'floating roof'.

However, we found gaps that can not go unnoticed in a modern car and the price that has the Nissan model. And is the absence of rear power windows. That's right, despite being the most comprehensive range option, the lack of this element is not less. Also it is missing very practical technological elements as a wireless charger for smartphones or increased vehicle connectivity with your mobile phone.

Turning to the mechanical section, under the hood there is a 1.5 liter diesel engine dCi 90 and 220 Nm of torque associated with a manual gearbox five-speed and front wheel drive system.

And how much is it? He price of all this configuration is today of 20,650 euros (P.V.P.). However, right now Nissan has in place fairly interesting offers allow us to reduce that figure to 16,550 euros to finance the purchase with Magic 3D Plan.

Nissan Micra 2017 - Inner

A look inside the new Micra. The new instrument panel and 7-inch touch screen draws our attention.

Proof

The first contact I had with the Micra was not banal, go almost half of Spain since the aim was to lower the car from Madrid to Murcia. A quick way to really know how the car behaves over long distances and your comfort level. In this respect I can say that many attendees conducting its disposal and thank soundproofing of the cabin, that can reduce much of the outside noise.

But despite its beautiful design and upholstery pattern, the seats are not very comfortable. You may try more than a personal experience but compared to other vehicles in the same segment have tried before, these have been the least comfortable. After a few hours away the kidney area suffers greatly. And in relation to this aspect, we have the determinant suspension, something hard in my opinion.

The 1.5 dCi 90 hp is characterized by its verve and low consumption. As a paste, we have excessive vibration and a somewhat coarse transmission.

The Micra is a car designed to make kilometers throughout the year. A vehicle for everyday use and can be valid for weekend break or make the relevant road trip in the summer holidays. But this approach does not lead to deception, it is a utility that run short for a family. Not valid for a couple with a child? Everything is adapted, but the available space in the rear seats is an almost insurmountable handicap.

Nissan Micra 2017 - Front

Micra 1.5 dCi 90 hp is characterized by its agile handling and efficiency.

Mido about 1.90 meters tall and access to the rear seats to check your convenience, I took a nasty surprise. I can not sit properly because I need a considerable amount of headroom, of having to use the rear seats, would have to do with a twisted neck, something that reveals for emergency use or very sporadic, as shorthaul city. And as usual in this segment, the center rear seat is purely testimonial, especially for adults.

The new generation of the Nissan Micra is characterized by its agility inside and outside urban environments. The performance diesel engine 90 hp are more than acceptable and, except the vibrations or, in rough times, gearbox five-speed manual, the new Micra steps forward in the dynamic plane. It moves like a fish in water in a crowded avenues with traffic or roads.

The power delivery is pretty immediate, so there is no problem to cope with such everyday situations like resume the march after a traffic light has been green, or joining a roundabout. Address, despite being a bit harsh, conveys some information.

Nissan Micra 2017 - Inner

The available space in the rear seats of the Micra is a major handicap. A person 1.90 meters tall may not ride them.

A few more than acceptable, we must add the low consumption that we have achieved during our test. Micra 1.5 dCi 90 hp homologated fuel consumption fear of 3.5 liters per 100 kilometers. And although I was not able to match that mark, after nearly 2,000 km long, I could set an average of 4.1 l / 100 km. It's not bad at all. And as we have pointed out the official figure of average consumption, it is interesting to note that CO2 emissions are at 92 g / km.

conclusions

It is unquestionable that the generational change has sat luxury at Nissan Micra. Japanese utility can claim to be living a second youth charged with all kinds of technological, mechanical and technical innovations. Some of its main virtues are the numerous active safety systems with which it is equipped and mechanical available that ensure very low consumption. And if you consider yourself a person urbanite, you'll boast a modern design and a wealth of customization options.

Unfortunately, some negative aspects that we can not overlook are the absence of the rear electric windows or the impossibility of a tall person to travel in the rear seats, being purely testimonial central plaza. Nonetheless, Is it a good option? If you usually do many kilometers and need a personal car or travel with your partner, the Micra is a very valid option if you live in a big city or are looking for a vehicle that reflects your personality or want to be the last. The Nissan Micra has adapted to changing times and deal in a segment where competition is fierce.

Expert Reviews

We liked more

  • modern and stylish design
  • Performance and low consumption
  • Numerous customization options

We liked least

  • Lack of rear power windows
  • little comfortable seating
  • Space in the rear seats

Note: 8.0