The president of Nissan Canada has said as much. They weren't aiming for highest economy.
Originally Posted by Sheepdog 44
I don't think this version of the Micra at least, is intended as the high fuel economy version. Entry cars don't always have to be economy cars. It sheds the stigma of cheap cars being underpowered or unrefined.
The susprising thing is that despite the mediocre MPG, the low purchase price means it may still be the most economical car, even when you take fuel cost into account: http://micra-forum.com/showthread.ph...vs-competitors
View my fuel log 2015 Micra S manual: 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.5 mpg (Imp) ... 20.0 km/L ... 47.0 mpg (US) ...