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New Nissan Micra 1.2 Acenta

The new Nissan Micra 1.2 Acenta is the best value version of this fantastic supermini

By Stephen Turvil
Oct 10, 2011
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The new Nissan Micra 1.2 Acenta is the best value version of this fantastic supermini. As such, this mid-spec trim has important features missing from the base model – but lacks an unnecessary gadget super-glued to the top-of-the-range version. Let me explain. The Acenta has: split/fold rear seats, cruise control, electric mirrors, and climate control. The entry-level Visia does not. The top-of-the-range Tekna's only significant 'enhancement' is the parking sensors - and these are unnecessary on tiny cars. And the prices? The Nissan Micra 1.2 Visia starts at £9,650, the Acenta costs from £11,150, and the Tekna is £12,650.

The Nissan Micra Acenta (in five-speed manual form) is also the joint fastest variant in the range. Its 1.2-litre 80ps petrol engine propels it to 62mph in 13.7 seconds, and it is capable of 106mph. This beautifully equipped model is the most fuel efficient too. It therefore averages 56.5mpg, which increases to a pleasing 65.7mpg on the extra-urban cycle. Through town this easy-to-drive supermini returns a cash-saving 46.3mpg. Furthermore, its emissions are merely 115g/km, so this urban maestro can be taxed annually for £30. Throw-in a spacious cabin, robust construction, and decent looks and the mid-spec Micra Acenta makes perfect sense. Those who want parking sensors can specify them for £365.

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By Stephen Turvil
Oct 10, 2011