The Nissan Micra range is being revised for 2008, with changes to the styling, a new grade structure and extra equipment.  The revised range becomes available from 1st October.

The Coupe-Convertible Micra C+C will also be revised to match.

The range line-up will use the same names as the Note and Qashqai models, namely:

Initia (Urbis on C+C) changes to Visia
Spirita (Sport on C+C) moves to Acenta
Sport (Essenza on C+C) to Tekna
Sport SR (hatchback only) returns to the previous name of 160SR
Active Luxury continues on both hatchback and C+C

For a limited time, Nissan will also offer an Acenta+ model in the hatchback range.  Based on the Acenta, it adds 15-inch Tekna alloy wheels for an additional £200.

The new Micra range features a revised front grille and restyled headlights.  The sportily styled front bumper first seen on the 160SR has been added to all models from Acenta upwards and all C+C models.  In addition, the B-pillar on hatchback models is no longer colour coded, and the wheel designs for Visia and Acenta models have been restyled.

A new colour option – Faded Denim, taken from the Qashqai – replaces Thunder Quartz.

Inside, a black interior is now available on all grades except Active Luxury, with beige trim with chocolate flashes available on Acenta and Tekna models.  Sports seats are now fitted to all C+C models and Acenta upwards for the hatchback.

Extra equipment on Acenta and above and all C+C models includes an audible speed limit warning, Bluetooth hands-free telephone system, and a new double-DIN audio unit.  An MP3 socket has also been added.

The engine line-up remains unchanged, with a choice of 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol engines plus a 1.5-litre dCi diesel.

The entry-level Visia model makes do with a 1.2-litre detuned to 65PS but returning 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 139 g/km.  Acenta and above models feature a 1.2 with 80PS.

Tekna models see a modest £150 price increase, C+C Visia models rise by £50 while the rest of the C+C range rises by £150 – although this is compensated by the addition of rear parking sensors as standard.

Nissan Micra Prices

Visia: £7,495
Acenta: £8,795
Acenta+: £8,995
Tekna: £10,045
Active Luxury: £10,695
160SR: £10,695

Visia: £13,550
Acenta: £14,400
Tekna: £15,400
Active Luxury: £15,045