2014 Nissan Micra | new car review

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 by
2014 Nissan Micra
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AEDAED 40,800 - 51,200
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  • Last modified: December 10, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 65%
  • Interior
    Editor: 55%
  • Quality
    Editor: 50%
  • Features
    Editor: 65%
  • Performance
    Editor: 60%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 55%

Review Summary:

The is a supermini that has been around since 1982. However, you’d be forgiven if you were oblivious to its existence before 2010 as that was the year it first made an appearance in the Middle East.

Pros

Grille design

Cons

Price
Exterior design
Interior quality
Lack of engine choices

Looks

 For 2014, the Micra has undergone a minor facelift and now sports a revised fascia with a reworked honeycomb upper and lower grille. Atop the roof of the Micra, a design that resembles sound waves is present, and along the sides, it flaunts the same dome-like roof as the Sunny, but the similarities don’t end there.

2014 Nissan Micra front

Feels

With a dashboard that is nearly identical to the Sunny, the same unappealing circular door handles and circular A/C vents, I’m probably not the only one who feels the Micra should just be called the Sunny . In the rear seats, leg room is quite shabby, but the impressive amounts of headroom make up for it.

2014 Nissan Micra interior

Engineering

For a car that costs a smidge over AED 40,000, you really don’t expect a whole lot of tech. And rightly enough, the 2014 Nissan Micra doesn’t try to pack in a whole lot either, apart from the highly practical intelligent key and push button start.

What’s on offer?

Remember the similarities with the Sunny? Well, they continue under the hood. Hiding under its petite shell is the same 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder engine that produces 99 horsepower and 134 Nm of torque while being mated to that archaic 4 speed transmission. With four variants available, the Micra starts at AED 40,800 and goes up to AED 51,200 for the SL variant with Bluetooth and rear parking sensors.

2013 Nissan Micra-r3q

Summing it…

The 2014 Nissan Micra isn’t exactly good looking, in fact, I’m not too sure why you’d buy one. Because its better looking and better equipped Korean rival, the Hyundai i20 just happens to be AED 6,000 cheaper as well.

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