Facts: Nissan Micra
It is: Fifth generation of the familiar small hatchback which has sold more than seven million in 34 years with one in two bought in Europe.
Longer, wider and lower, five doors only. Made by Renault Nissan near Paris.
Versions: Visia, Visia+, Acenta, N-Connecta, Tekna with permutations from two small three cylinder petrol engines and a diesel with manual gearboxes. No automatic at the moment. Prices: From £11,995. Economy: The 0.9 litre petrol with stop-start is rated at 64mpg and
99g on 16 inch wheels. Diesel at 88mpg and 85g.
Figures for the 1-litre petrol are awaited.
Kit. The entry trim Visia has almost all you may want. But not quite.
Verdict: Bigger, better, a real challenger.