The Nissan Micra has won the ‘Car of the Year’ at the 2018 FirstCar awards. The Nissan Micra has historically been a popular choice for learner drivers and first time buyers because it's affordable, compact and practical. The new generation Nissan Micra is more exciting than ever before, with a bold look and packed full of technology ideal for young new drivers for whom connectivity is important. It's not just the connectivity and thrilling look that makes the Micra stand out, it is powered by a range of efficient and responsive engines that inspire a confident and fun drive, making it a great choice for anyone who's just passed their driving test.

FirstCar aims to encourage learner drivers while they prepare for their driving test and supports young drivers to make informed decisions after they gain their licence. With road-safety education at the forefront of the agenda for FirstCar, Micra delivers plenty of safety equipment and driver aids such as Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist as standard.

David Motton, FirstCar editor and chairman of the judging panel, said: "You couldn't want for a better first car than the Micra. With low insurance group ratings and a range of efficient engines, the Nissan is affordable to run. It's also equipped with the kind of safety features you'd expect of a much bigger and more expensive car. It's not just a safe and sensible choice. With a huge range of interior and exterior finishes, new drivers can really express themselves when specifying the car."

Alex Smith, Managing Director of Nissan GB commented, “The Micra clearly ticks plenty of boxes for learner and young drivers. With advanced driver assistance systems as standard, over 100 personalisation combinations, the unique BOSE Personal sound system and low tax and fuel costs, it’s clear why Micra has been and will continue to be a logical and fun choice for younger drivers.”

With emissions as low as 85g/km, fuel economy of up to 88.3 mpg and prices starting from £12,400, the new Micra is unsurprisingly popular with younger drivers and represents a perfect balance of urban performance and low running costs.With the majority of new drivers have grown up in a world of technology at their fingertips, the new Nissan Micra is perfect for those seeking a comfortable yet adventurous drive with technology integrated across all areas of the car.

So, why is the Micra great for new drivers?

The Nissan Micra is an excellent choice of car, offering a very attractive package for drivers that enjoy quality, comfort, technology and design. With a sporty feel and high quality interior design, the new Micra has certainly seen a dramatic evolution from it's earlier models.


With its daring design, sleek exterior, class-leading technology and outstanding driving agility, the Micra Gen5, fifth generation of its kind, stands out to offer you a driving experience unlike any other.​


From its sporty lines and proportions to its inspiring interior, the Nissan Micra embodies iconic ​and expressive design. Designed around you, finely crafted interior blends space and comfort of the highest quality. ​


Break away from convention and make statement with a car that reflects your individuality. The Nissan Micra allows you to choose from over 100 different style configurations.

Technology's at the centre of everything...

- Intelligent Trace Control: Drive around corners with confidence and control.
- Intelligent Ride Control: Achieve a smoother driving experience for you and your passengers
- Intelligent Lane Intervention: This technology allows your car to be pulled back into lane if it strays aside. Keeping the driver and their passengers safe.
- Intelligent Emergency Breaking: The Nissan Micra will spot a hazard that you miss, applying the break in the event of an emergency.
- Intelligent Around View Monitor: A bird’s eye view and rear view to help you park like a pro.​

Connectivity and music important to you?

The Nissan Micra has you covered with Apple CarPlay technology; integrate your telephone services, Apple maps, Siri and even apps such as Spotify. Controlled through your central console for easy and safe use.

Take it to the next level with the Micra BOSE Personal Edition, featuring 6 speakers, Micra BOSE® Personal®Edition provides a 360⁰ listening experience.