2011 Nissan Micra DIG-S is priced at £11 150 and it will hit the market on 1st September. The new DIG-S engine boasts low-emission technology and good performance without sacrificing the fuel economy.

The new 1.2 litre three cylinder supercharged petrol engine DIG-S boasts 98PS and returns 65.7 mpg on the combined cycle and emissions of just 95g/km of CO2 for the Visia version. The engine is mated to 5-speed manual or an optional advanced CVT automatic for additional £1 000.

The new DIG-S boasts direct injection, valve timing control with eco mode, improved exhaust gas recirculation, specially shaped pistons and a higher compression ratio.

A Stop/Start function also helps to reduce emissions and fuel consumption by automatically turning off the engine whilst stationary and restarts again when you are ready to move off.

Competitive insurance group ratings for the DIG-S has been set at 8E for the Visia and 9E for the Acenta and Tekna grades, based on the Association of British Insurers (ABI) 50 group rating system.

2011 Nissan Micra DIG-S

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Source: Nissan