The styling new Nissan Micra Acenta Plus Tech has just joined the fifth generation Micra line-up and is packed to the hilt with tech features. This new Micra model incorporates Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology (NIM) features, which were created by Nissan as it plans for the future of mobility. These features are normally reserved for its high-end premium vehicles, but this is the first time Nissan is introducing these features to the Upper B hatchback segment.
The first thing you will notice that is different about the new Micra is there are four 360-degree cameras around the car connected to the infotainment system, creating an Intelligent Around view monitor, and instantly improving your driving and parking.
There is also Moving Object Detection which keeps an eye around your car, and warns you about moving things – trolleys, people detected nearby. Blind Spot Warning boosts your vision by alerting you if there are vehicles in the blind spots diagonally behind your car. And Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking monitors the vehicle in front of you and beeps loudly if you are getting too close, and if you don’t react to that, it will slow the car down for you to avoid collision.
The new Nissan Micra Acenta Plus Tech model is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, which is a smarter, safer way to interact with your phone while driving. Just connect your phone via a cable and then the 7-inch touch-screen colour display becomes an extension of it. Once connected, you will be able to access maps with turn-by-turn navigation, music, telephone services and other apps such as Audiobooks and Spotify – all with your eyes on the road.
And the car comes with a dedicated Siri button on the steering wheel, so you can get her to do things, like send an update to your followers, without picking up your phone.
Besides the tech features, the all-new Nissan Micra Tech comes with an efficient 0.9 Ltr 66kW Turbo Petrol engine that is a little delayed off the mark to begin with, but once it get’s momentum is very quick giving you instant acceleration and excellent fuel effieciency. Throughout the week of driving it relatively hard fuel consumption was around 6,5-7,4 litres/100km.
However, tech has been used to enhance the smoothness of the ride. Such as Hill Start Assist which holds the vehicle when stationary – without you needing to keep a foot on the brake or apply the parking brake when pulling off on an incline.
There is also Intelligent Trace Control which delivers confident handling around corners as it adjusts the brake pressure on individual wheels to help keep you on an optimal line through turns and Intelligent Ride Control, which applies subtle braking to prevent unpleasant upper body motion over bumps and enhance the overall comfort of your ride.
The Nissan Micra Acenta Plus Tech comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and an Energy Orange interior. It also includes, like the rest of the Micra vehicles in the new range, daytime running lights, front power windows, a manual aircon, cruise control, automatic headlights, six airbags and much more.
The new Tech model within the Micra range is perfect for any independent fashionista who loves being connected and wants to feel like they are living in the 21st century with a stylish car that meets all their techno needs.
As with all other Nissan vehicles, the Nissan Micra is covered by Nissan Assured and comes with a 6-year/150 000km warranty; a 3-year/90 000km service plan; and 24/7 roadside assistance. Pricing starts at R283 900.