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The Top Gear car review:Nissan Micra
For:Good to drive, distinctive design, high-quality customisable cabin, tech
Against:It’s a bit of a price jump over the old Micra
What is it?
A fresh start for the Micra. A huge step on from the dull and under-equipped old one, the new Micra has flair in its design, a raft of tech, and brings some fun to the driving. That means it’s more expensive than before, but it’s competitive with rivals it couldn’t have looked in the eye previously, such as the Polo. Lots of colour and sticker custom options are as expected in this class nowadays, though you can also spec plain shades and more sober interiors.
There’s less choice on engines – two petrols and a diesel – but they hit the spot. Transmission is five-speed manual only, and body five-door hatch only.