Nissan Adds a Dash of Style: Micra Limited Edition

What am I looking at?

The new "Limited Edition" version of the facelifted Nissan Micra.

So what's different?

It's based on the mid-range Acenta trim version of the Micra, which means you get all the usual Acenta gewgaws like 15" alloys, front foglights, air conditioning and cruise control. The Limited Edition adds a host of interior and exterior colouring options to liven up the image.

All LEs are available in one of three colour schemes: Pacific Blue with a white roof and mirror caps, Shiraz Red with a black roof and mirror caps or Alabaster White with a red roof and mirror caps. Each also has the contrasting colour on the side sills and wheel centre caps, along with the air vents, gearshift surround and Limited Edition mats.

There's also a Limited Edition badge and a chrome exhaust finisher on each car.

What powers it?

It's only available with the entry level 1.2 litre petrol, producing 79hp and returning around 56.5mpg (115g/km CO2). It's also exclusively a manual transmission.

How much will it cost me?

The Micra LE is on sale right now for 12,300 - which represents around a 500 premium over the equivalent Acenta specification car.

Anything else?

It's Limited Edition by name only - there seems to be no intent from Nissan to curtail production numbers.

Any alternatives?

Unfortunately the Micra does not review too well at the moment, netting an average score of 5.5 on carwow. This puts it well into the sights of the class leaders - 12,300 would buy you a top spec Hyundai i10 with every options box ticked and leave you enough money left over for a year's worth of fuel...

The Micra faces stiff competition even from within the range. Nissan's own Note, recently updated, is a much more stylish looker and nets a far better aggregate rating on carwow - it's even based on the same platform as the Micra.

It's very tough to ignore the Ford Fiesta in this class of course, but you will be buying entry level models on this budget.

In a line...

A lick of paint - but it can't hide the cracks.

Want to know more? Check out our full buying guide to the Nissan Micra with reviews, user reviews, photos, videos and stats.

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