Until a few days ago, Karen Ackroyd was the proud owner of a 1987 Nissan Micra. When she went to her local Nissan in Woodbridge, Ontario, earlier this month that all changed. One of Nissan’s most loyal owners drove home in a new 2015 Nissan Micra instead.
Ackroyd went to the dealership to take part in an interview about her vehicle fondly named “Baby.” She is known at the dealership for how well she takes care of her car.
Before she knew it, she was being handed the keys to a new 2015 model by the president of Nissan Canada, Christian Meunier, himself.
“When Micra first launched in Canada in the early 80s, it was touted as having ‘major headroom and visibility,’ being “fun to drive’ and ‘the newest and most affordable Nissan.’ Almost three decades later, these traits remain absolutely true for the new Nissan Micra,” said Meunier. “It’s wonderful to see a dedicated fan of the first Micra model in Canada come full circle. The 2015 model is hugely upgraded in terms of modern amenities, safety and technology features, but the core Micra characteristics are still there.”
What an upgrade.
Ms. Ackroyd probably experienced some sadness at parting with her long-time friend, but we at 171 Nissan are confident she is quickly adjusting to her new “Baby 2” and will care for it just as well.