The Cambridge News gave top reviews for the new Micra DIG-S, LEAF, Juke DIG-T and the GT-R supercar, saying that due to Nissan ‘pulling out all of the stops’ in ‘combining performance with economy’, the ‘Japanese manufacturer is setting itself up nicely for the future’.
The newspaper raved about the Juke DIG-T saying: ‘The turbocharged engine in this small SUV makes the Juke seem like a hot hatch. What’s more surprising though is that Nissan has designed the handling to match the performance.
‘The 1.6-litre turbo engine gives an acceleration figure of 8 seconds 0-62mph and the handling suits the engine’s responsiveness with a set-up that has an impressive level of grip with an even more impressive lack of body roll.’
The LEAF is ‘a good family car’ and importantly ‘viable’ for consumers, and the GT-R a ‘superb piece of engineering’.
But the newspaper seemed to be most impressed with the new Micra DIG-S with its 100bhp supercharged and efficient petrol engine. ‘The engine is the main feature though and it’s excellent. It pulls well when needed but will run about town in low revs easily, conserving petrol.
‘It really is one of the best in the supermini class – the DIG-S engine has made a good all-round small car even better.’