ROSSLYN, South Africa – Are your kicks always on trend? Are you ahead of the curve, never missing a chance to keep your IG followers up to date with what is hip and happening? Do you keep your apps updated to the latest version? I bet you don’t skip leg day. Don’t lie, you sometimes wear sunglasses at night. You sound like the kinda person who is perfectly suited to the new Nissan Micra Acenta Plus Tech.
The styling hatchback has just joined the fifth generation Micra line-up and is packed to the hilt with tech features, so that your wheels become an extension of who you are.
But don’t take our word for it, the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists just announced that the Micra was picked as one of the 12 finalists in the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year competition.
So, you know you’ll be riding around in a coveted car.
What makes this model so hot, is that it incorporates Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology (NIM) features, which were created by Nissan as it plans for the future of mobility.
These features are normally reserved for its high-end premium vehicles, but this is the first time Nissan is introducing these features to the Upper B hatchback segment.
Meaning you’ll have all the flashy features without the hefty price tag.
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One of the most dope features are the four 360-degree cameras around the car connected to the large screen on your dashboard, giving you an Intelligent Around view monitor, and instantly improving your driving and parking.
The four cameras create a virtual bird’s-eye view of your car so that you can see everything around when you are trying to park, switching between views to see what is behind or on the curb.
This allows you to impress your crush when you can park right close to the party, by nabbing that difficult parallel parking spot everyone else had been avoiding.
There is also Moving Object Detection which keeps an eye around your car, and warns you about moving things – trolleys, intoxicated friends - detected nearby.
Blind Spot Warning boosts your vision by alerting you if there are vehicles in the blind spots diagonally behind your car. And Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking monitors the vehicle in front of you and beeps loudly if you are getting too close, and if you don’t react to that, it will slow the car down for you to avoid collision.
It's like having a third eye and sixth sense.
What would a Tech model be without a way to connect your beloved smartphone to the vehicle? The new Nissan Micra Acenta Plus Tech model is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, which is a smarter, safer way to interact with your phone while driving.
Just connect your phone via a cable and then the 7-inch touch-screen colour display becomes an extension of it. Once connected, you will be able to access maps with turn-by-turn navigation, music, telephone services and other apps such as Audiobooks and Spotify – all with your eyes on the road.
And the car comes with a dedicated Siri button on the steering wheel, so you can get her to do things, like send an update to your followers, without picking up your phone.
There is also a smaller 5-inch Nissan Advanced Drive Assist Display that is located on the dashboard, in line with your line of sight so that distractions are reduced even more, and you only see the most important information.
If you want to roll old school, you can still listen to your beats through Bluetooth or USB.
Besides the tech features, the all-new Nissan Micra comes with an efficient 66kW Turbo Petrol engine gives you instant acceleration with dynamic performance.
However, tech has been used to enhance the smoothness of the ride. Such as Hill Start Assist which holds the vehicle when stationary – without you needing to keep a foot on the brake or apply the parking brake.
There is also Intelligent Trace Control which delivers confident handling around corners as it adjusts the brake pressure on individual wheels to help keep you on an optimal line through turns. And Intelligent Ride Control, which applies subtle braking to prevent unpleasant upper body motion over bumps and enhance the overall comfort of your ride.
The Nissan Micra Acenta Plus Tech comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and an Energy Orange interior. It also includes, like the rest of the Micra vehicles in the new range, daytime running lights, front power windows, a manual aircon, cruise control, automatic headlights, six airbags and much more.
Nissan has an extensive accessory personalisation offering for the new Micra, meaning you can personalise the car to suit your outgoing personality.
The new tech model within the Micra range is perfect for any independent fashionista who loves being connected and wants to feel like they are living in the 21st century with a stylish car that meets all their technological needs.
And, of course, the Micra provides peace of mind motoring and comes with a comprehensive aftersales offering together for hassle-free motoring.
As with all other Nissan vehicles, the Nissan Micra is covered by Nissan Assured and comes with a 6-year/150,000km warranty; a 3-year/90,000km service plan; and 24/7 roadside assistance.
Nissan Micra Acenta Plus Tech: R299, 900
Test drive one at your nearest Nissan Dealership or visit nissan.co.za for more information.
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About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.
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Nissan South Africa is the operational hub for Regional Business Unit South, serving Nissan's key South Africa market and 45 other countries in Sub Saharan Africa, including Angola, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria as well as the key Southern African markets of Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland. In South Africa, the company offers a range of 24 vehicles under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands, including the popular locally-produced Nissan light commercial vehicles - the NP200 half ton pickup and NP300 one-ton Hardbody - produced at the company's Rosslyn plant, north west of Pretoria. Nissan made history locally in 2013 with the introduction of Africa’s first electric vehicle, Nissan's flagship Nissan LEAF. As well as boasting zero emissions leadership, Nissan is also a leader in the crossover segment. Among its product offerings are the all-new Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail, as well as Juke. The Datsun brand has re-established Nissan in the entry-level market where the tailor-made Datsun GO is breaking new ground in the ‘riser’ market segment. Infiniti continues to make a mark in the luxury segment. Nissan is one of the top five automotive companies in South Africa. For more information visit our website at http://www.nissan.co.za
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