Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Nissan Micra Tekna 1.2 Dig-S

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Nissan Micra Tekna 1.2 Dig-S

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Byline: MALCOLM ROBERT SHAW

THE ranks of the small car continue to swell with one of the latest members to enter the sector recently arriving from Nissan.

Sensible and with lots of practicality on board, just like its predecessors, the latest Micra comes with the fine level of reliability Nissan has established over the past couple of decades.

Well put-together, the Micra Tekna 1.2-litre DIG-S five-door hatchback delivers a quite accommodating interior providing some pretty decent head and leg-room for rear-seat occupants plus plenty of useful stowage space including a thoughtfully set up double glovebox.

However, the luggage bay did have its limitations with an overall capacity of only 265 litres available with all seats taken although, with rear seats folded, it does increase its carrying capabilities to around 605 litres.

Mounted on range-topping 15-inch alloys this fourth generation of the Micra comes with the likes of sat nav, a Bluetooth connection and an iPod socket as standard, as opposed to around the pounds 900 charged by some rivals for the facility. Seating is comfortably accommodating and, from a pretty decent driving position with userfriendly controls, there is an attractively styled dashboard with an easily used climate control unit operated via a circular control set-up, while wellthought-through ambient lighting delivers an orange glow to door pockets and centre console during night driving.

Retro-inspired circular air vents also add to the cabin''s bright and airy appeal along with large windows and a standard glass sunroof, while the high level of kit includes the likes of aircon, front electric windows, electric door mirrors and anti-dazzle rear-view mirror, all of which would put some more expensive executive models in the shade.

There''s also entertainment aplenty on board the Micra Tekna with a six-speaker loudspeaker system through which to enjoy your music. …

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