The Micra has grown in size and, even though most of the extra length has gone to the overhangs rather than to the wheelbase, the rear passengers will be pleased. So it's spacious, for its class.
As for the ergonomics, this is an area where the Micra perfectly classifies as a Japanese non-premium car: some of the controls are well placed and lit, while others seem to be fans of the "alone in the dark" series.
Nissan did try to cheer things up a bit, with a center console that uses an interesting and practical design (many of those who saw the car said that the circular center element should've been a knob, just for the fun of it), but this seems to have eaten up all its creativity.
Just like the car itself, the cabin is fair and really gets its job done, but doesn't stand out in any way. It's easy to find a good driving position and the overall visibility is good.
The was one element that we really liked - the leather-finished steering wheel (standard on the Acenta trim level of our test car), which was firm and offered a nice grip, seeming to be borrowed from a a sports car. but there's really not much else to talk about.Continue reading