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Micra makeover includes new 1.2 DIG-S unit

The latest model features a new front-end with revised headlights and a new bumper as well as a grille in line with the current Qashqai. At the rear changes include a redesigned bumper and new LED tail lamps.

The interior has also been made over and includes a new centre console and higher-quality materials.

Under the bonnet, the car gains Nissan's latest three-cylinder 1.2-litre DIG-S, which offers 97bhp along with 68.9mpg combined fuel economy and emissions from 95g/km. DIG-S engines also feature automatic stop/start when the car is stationary improving fuel economy by around 4%.

The new Micra also features the latest NissanConnect navigation and communication system, which has new features and a bigger 5.8-inch screen (up from 5-inches) with chromed controls.

Upgraded navigation now features eco-routing, which automatically calculates the route likely to use the least fuel. It is supplemented by an eco-scoring table that allows a driver to check how economically he or she has been driving.

The new system also incorporates advanced features such as Google Send-To-Car technology, which allows an owner to plan a journey on their PC or tablet at home or in the office and then send the instructions to the car ahead of the journey.

Another innovation is the availability of an advanced parking aid – Parking Slot Measurement – which measures parking slots and alerts the driver whether the car can fit in: the system can even be adjusted to account for the driver's skill – amateur, normal or expert.

Prices will be announced closer to the car's on sale date in September this year.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.