Nissan has finally revealed the price-tag for its DIG-S spec Micra with the range kicking off at £11,150 – just £1000 more than the standard 1.2 DIG engine which is more costly to run and down on power.
Using a small supercharger mated to the 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine the DIG-S boasts a staggeringly low 95g/km for the Visia model, and 99g/km for the higher spec Acenta and Tekna models. It has an official fuel consumption of 68.9mpg, a match for many diesel-powered cars in the same class.
The car features stop/start technology and an intelligent alternator, which charges the battery whilst the engine is in low demand. The fun factor of economy driving, however, has been significantly improved in the DIG-S, with power output up from 80bhp to 98bhp.
The price-tag is comparatively low compared to diesel-powered competitors, making the DIG-S worth considering for penny-pinching motorists – especially with diesel currently costing an average of 4.1p per litre more than petrol. A fully kitted out version of the Tekna, including Satellite Navigation, metallic paint, climate control, cruise control and rear parking sensors, will cost you as little as £14,111.
The Micra DIG-S will be on sale from September 1st this year.