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Nissan Micra Update

Nissan Micra Update Nissan has given the Micra a mild freshen-up for 2008. There are some detail styling changes, and most models...

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Nissan has given the Micra a mild freshen-up for 2008. There are some detail styling changes, and most models will now come with a Bluetooth hands-free phone system and an audible speed warning as standard.

The interior has become more conservative than before, featuring black trim, though beige can be specified as an optional extra on higher-grade models.

Nissan's rather bizarre new naming system has been applied to the Micra; the three trim levels on the hatchback used to be called Initia, Spirita and Sport, while equivalent C+Cs were called Urbis, Sport and Essenza. Scratch all that: from the 2008 model year onward, the names - reading from the bottom of the range upwards - will be Visia, Acenta and Tekna. For a limited time there will be a special edition called Acenta+, which is really the same as the normal Acenta except that it has alloy rather than steel wheels and costs £200 more.

The previous Active Luxury name will still be used, while the model that used to be called SR160 and was then renamed SR is now going to be called SR160 again.

Prices remain broadly the same as before, starting at £7495 for the Visia hatchback and reaching £15,400 for the C+C Tekna.