Nissan is a Japanese car manufacturer, its origins date back to Tokyo in 1911; it did not take long to expand around the world and currently has factories in 17 different countries. Today it is a car in high demand, both new and second-hand, where it is usually priced quite competitively.
In 2018 Nissan became the largest manufacturer of electric vehicles and is one of the brands most committed to this evolution.
Nissan is a brand that appeals to many kind of buyers, as it tends to produce vehicles with a very high quality finish. Among the most requested models are:
Nissan Micra has been the brand's popular car for years, although it has been modernised and its entry-level price is still very attractive even though it lacks the electric motor so popular with other brands. Is a Nissan Micra worth the money these days? Let's take a look at some of its features.
The Nissan Micra is a comfortable car to drive, handling well, although the brand's sporty approach has left its city use a little to one side, making it a little clumsier over bumps and holes on the road.
The interior is roomy for the driver and front passenger but a little cramped for the rear occupants and the trunk is just the right size, but not outstanding. The base trim may be too bland for many, with the mid-range being perhaps the most recommended. The high safety equipment and low price of this car may convince many, making it a suitable choice for those looking for their first car. If you want more equipment, then a second-hand Micra is the best option, so you won't have to pay extra.
Budget options along the same lines as the Nissan Micra would be the Hyundai i20, Skoda Fabia or the Kia Picanto or Rio.
If you're looking for a small crossover SUV that's easy to drive in the city because of its size and also feels good to drive, you might be interested in the Nissan Juke. It's a car that stands out from the crowd in both looks and feel. It was ahead of the curve when it practically started building the first urban SUV in 2010, a car that surprised everyone and dragged all the other brands along with it.
The interior of the Nissan Juke is spacious and comfortable, with the rear seats reclining to increase the size of the trunk, which is generous in its dimensions. Driving the Nissan Juke's feels responsive and energetic, while the suspension, although a little stiffer than its rivals, manages to cushion most of the bumps on the road. In curves the car handles very well and provides stability as we drive it through places such as mountain passes.
The trunk is not the largest at 422 litres, but enough for most uses. Accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 11.1 seconds, top speed 180 km/h. Average fuel consumption is officially 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres, although in tests it seems to exceed 7 litres.
The new Juke offers Apple and Android connectivity, although it is very limited in terms of engine power, with only 999cc petrol and 115bhp, with manual or automatic transmission. It may be more interesting for some to look at a used Nissan Juke if they are looking for a diesel or other performance option at a much lower price.
The new top-of-the-range Nissan Juke costs around €27,150, while entry-level options start from €21,300. Is this the car for you? With the low mileage of our models, it's almost as if you're driving it for the first time - something to consider before you decide.
With eye-catching styling, the Nissan Qashqai is one of the most popular vehicles for those looking for a comfortable, efficient, economical and fuel-efficient SUV. It's a family car, with enough room to watch the kids grow up and keep their heads clear of the cabin roof.
Comfortable to drive, spacious and affordable, especially if you are looking for a second-hand model. You can find both petrol and diesel models, with engines to suit your needs, although they perform quite well on a basic level. The 1.5 DCI diesel engine is highly recommended for its fuel economy and performance on all types of roads, although if you don't mind spending more you can find the 1.6 version. There are also petrol options with the 1.2 or 1.3 DIG-T engine and even an automatic transmission.
The Nissan Qashqai's main rivals are the Ford Kuga, Volkswagen Tiguan, Renalt Kadjar and Kia Sportage among others.
Do you like it? Among used cars, the Nissan Qashqai is one of the most popular, so come and take a look inside and see it for yourself.
Buying an electric car can be a big investment, which is why many buyers opt for models like the Nissan Leaf, a pioneer in its class that offers electric driving for a much lower price than its competitors, albeit with some limitations.
Among the Nissan Leaf's most positive features are generous safety features and a quiet ride, yet with the punchy acceleration of other electric cars. It's a car that aims for simplicity and avoids headaches for those who want to switch to an electric car.
A family car, for 4 or even 5 people, with a large trunk and distinctive styling. Don't expect to make long journeys with the standard version, this car's range is designed for urban use because of its official range of 168 kilometres, a figure that is likely to vary in real driving. This version offers 150 hp and a 40 kWh battery.
The e+ version of the Nissan Leaf has a slightly larger battery, the 62kWh of this electric motor provides up to 217bhp of power and its range increases to an official 240km. This is a slightly more reasonable option for those looking to make longer journeys. However, the entry-level version is the best value for money with generous standard equipment, so if you're looking to go electric on a budget, it's your best option.
A used Nissan Leaf can be found for less than €9,000 with more than 50,000 kilometres driven. Other similar but more expensive options are the Renault Zoe, Peugeot e-208, Opel Corsa-e or Volkswagen ID.3; if we go to SUVs then we have the Kia e-Soul, Hyundai Kona or Peugeot 2008.