STADDLESTONES Nissan is inviting customers to test-drive the new Nissan Micra DIG-S model.
A special test-drive event will take place at the Brading Road dealership later this month, where guests will have the opportunity to experience the dynamic drive of the new Micra.
Known as the DIG-S, the engine is a direct-injection unit with a supercharger, hence the car’s name — Direct Injection Gasoline Supercharger.
The new model represents the latest in low-emission technology, offering the performance of a bigger petrol engine but with the fuel economy of a diesel. And the DIG-S costs just £1,000 more than the non-supercharged version.
Owners will also see savings at the petrol pumps, with diesel currently averaging 5.1p per litre more than petrol.
The new model delivers sparkling performance, frugal economy and low emissions. It has been designed to meet and exceed the everyday driving demands of the modern world.
The ultra-low emission 1.2-litre, three-cylinder supercharged petrol engine emits only 95g/km for the Visia version and 99g/km for the Acenta and Tekna models.
More energy is saved by using an intelligent alternator, which recharges the battery when the engine power is not in demand, such as under braking. A stop/start function also helps to reduce emissions and fuel consumption by automatically turning off the engine while stationary and restarts again when you are ready to move off.
The engine is available with a five-speed manual or optional advanced CVT automatic gearbox, for an additional £1,000.
Chris Perkis, director at Staddlestones Nissan, said: "It is a fantastic addition to the Micra family and is the perfect vehicle for customers looking for an efficient and stylish car.
"No other petrol-powered compact hatchback can beat its overall efficiency.
"It is great that we can offer a car with such low running costs, while at the same time being environmentally friendly and powerful.
"With the cost of running a car rising, the Micra is the perfect solution with zero road tax and up to 621 miles between refills."