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Athol Garage visits Croatia for the All-New Nissan Micra Launch

By Andy Wilson, Athol Garage Sales Manager.

Ahead of the official all-new Nissan Micra launch, Mark and I were flown out to Dubrovnik in Croatia for a dealer launch and training event. The event covered the latest technology that the all-new Micra has to offer, which was fantastic and also gave us a chance to drive the new Micra through the mountains of Dubrovnik ahead of our own arriving on the Isle of Man.

The Micra performed incredibly well through the twisty turns and climbed the steep mountain roads with ease. The all-new 0.9ltr I-GT, 1.0ltr and 1.5ltr dCi engines are more than capable of propelling you along, whether it be a mountain climb or motorway driving. A host of competitor vehicles were also available for us to drive and compare. I can honestly say they were all lacking in one department or another – the new Micra is streets ahead of the rest.

The Micra has it all when it comes to technology. Intelligent around-view monitor, intelligent emergency braking, lane departure warning and prevention, as well as a brand new exclusive Bose personal audio system. Features of which have only previously been seen on C sector vehicles or higher. No stone has been left unturned to make the new Micra a class leader.

If you have not seen the new Micra you would probably not recognise it if it stopped in front of you! It has been redesigned from the wheels up. The vehicle boasts over 100 different exterior and interior design combinations with 10 new and exciting colours, so every Micra owner can design their new car to their own style and taste.

Personally, we at Athol Garage cannot wait for the arrival of the all-new Micra. Mark and I both feel it is a real game changer!

The only criticism of our few days away? We got to see very little of Dubrovnik – it was all work, work, work!

We anticipate our first all-new Nissan Micra landing in our Showroom in Ballasalla on the 8th March, though this is subject to change at present.

If you are interested in viewing or arranging a test drive, please contact myself and the team on 820082, or call in to see us. We’ll show you round and share our enthusiasm for the latest addition to the Nissan range.