Nissan has given a European debut for the Micra DIG-S at the Geneva Motor Show. Set to clean up in the city, Nissan Micra DIG-S offers pure drive strategy with innovative technology for low emissions, excellent economy and strong performance.
Powering the newest version of the popular Micra city car – the DIG-S – is an advanced 1.2-litres, 72kW (98PS), 12 valves, Direct Injection petrol engine, which produces 72kW (98PS) and 142Nm, while CO2 emissions are 95 g/km for the manual version and 115 g/km for the CVT version. Maximum speed is 180km/h for manual. Combined cycle fuel economy figures for the manual Visia version is 4.1 l/100kmh *.
Name DIG-S (Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger) – the engine is the embodiment of Nissan’s PURE DRIVE strategy, delivering sparkling performance, frugal economy and exceptionally low emissions. It has been designed to meet and exceed the everyday driving demands of the modern world and is the ideal partner for Micra, Nissan’s small city car.
As well as reducing emissions, this new engine will reduce the cost of motoring in many European countries. In the UK, for example, cars producing less than 100g/km of CO2 attract no annual road tax and are exempt from the capital’s daily congestion charge.
In France, customers buying a car producing less than 110 g/km receive a €400 bonus payment from the Government while in Holland cars like the Micra DIG-S are exempt from the country’s BMP tax, saving around €1,000.
Nissan Micra DIG-S will go on sale starting over the summer.