Nissan Micra India
Nissan Micra is the premium hatchback model from Japanese auto major Nissan in the Indian market since July, 2010. Nissan Micra is available in the Indian market with 3 petrol engine variants, with 5 speed manual transmission. The diesel version of Nissan Micra is the robust car than its petrol version. The Nissan Micra Diesel comes in two variants. The car is a great mix of next gen technology, with great style and advanced features. This car enables to company to fight it out in the small hatchback segment.
Nissan Micra Exteriors
Nissan has cleverly designed this car in the way of shaping and comfort. The company calls the shaping as an “Agile and Robust” design. It sure looks small and compact, but gives a good comfort level on the inside somewhere close to a SUV seating luxury. The exteriors of Nissan Micra looks good and have been build of strong metal sheet which gives more rigidity to the this elegant hatchback. The first thing that comes to your notice is the two parts grille and the stylish front lamps. The top end XV is the only variant to get body colored handles and exterior rear view mirrors while the base XE and Mid XL get black handles and mirror casing. The XL and XV variants come with rear wiper with wash.
Nissan Micra Engine
The Nissan Micra petrol engine delivers 76 PS at 6,000 rpm and 104 Nm of maximum torque at 4,000rpm. The Nissan Micra petrol is powered by the 1.2L, 1198cc, DOHC, 12 valve, 3 cylinder, engine with Electronic Fuel Injection control system mated to 5 speed manual gearbox. The Nissan Micra diesel has a 1.5 litre, SOHC, 1461cc, 8 valve, 4 cylinder, common rail powerplant that powers up to 64 PS at 4000 rpm with a torque of 160 NM at 2000 rpm also mated to a manual 5 speed transmission.
Nissan Micra Interiors
The space between the seats, driver seats and gear box is sufficient enough to provide a comfortable ride. Nissan Micra Interiors are grayish in tone and look really elegant. The interiors of the car are in dual tone with advanced instrument panel and dual tone dashboard. The car also has leather upholstery, gear knob with leather cover, tachometer, digital clock, and pockets for front and rear doors and cup holders for front and rear doors, door ajar warning lamp, warning lamp for low fuel, rear sliding seat, vanity mirror for driver and passenger and rear sliding seat along with 60:40 split.
Nissan Micra Safety Features
The Nissan Micra has some advanced safety features like antilock brake system, dual front airbags, anti skid system and electronic brake force distribution. The car will also have other features like adjustable headrests, front seat belts along with height adjustment feature, halogen headlamps, child safety locks, front fog lamps, central locking, seat belt reminder for the driver, brake assist and seat belts with three point ELR.
Nissan Micra Colors
The Nissan Micra is available in six vibrant colours like sunlight orange, blade silver, storm white, pacific blue, onyx black and brick red.
Nissan Micra Ride and Handling
The Micra has excellent visibility and a short snout, some really short drivers may just have an issue.
The Nissan Micra is an excellent city companion however on the flip side the ride quality is harsh on bad roads. The Nissan’s saving grace is a very light gearshift and steering action. Nissan has done a great job of tuning the car to strike an excellent balance between ride and handling. The petrol engine, in spite of being a 3pot one is really fun to drive and the diesel is frugal yet adequate. The five-speed manual gearbox is competent, but doesn't like to be rushed.
Nissan Micra Specifications
The exterior dimensions of Nissan Micra are – its length is 3,780mm, width is 1,665mm, height is 1,530mm, wheelbase is 2450mm. The diesel version is shorter by 5mm than the petrol Micra. The front and rear tread specifications are: 1470mm & 1475mm for the gasoline variant and 1460mm & 1465 mm for the diesel. It also has a competitive boot space of 251 litres.
Nissan Micra Ex-Showroom Price
The Nissan Micra price starts from Rs 4.13 lakhs to approximately Rs 6.29 lakhs.
Nissan Micra XV: Rs. 541,300
Nissan Micra XL: Rs. 475,500
Nissan Micra XE Plus: Rs. 440,500
Nissan Micra XE: Rs. 413,500
Nissan Micra XV Diesel: Rs. 584,970
Nissan Micra XV Premium Diesel: Rs. 629,300
Nissan Micra Models
Nissan Micra XE: This the base variant of the model that comes with standard fitments as roof antenna, drive computer, manual AC, black colour interior scheme, electric power with tilt adjustment steering, engine immobilizer and driver airbag.
Nissan Micra XE Plus: This variant of Nissan Micra is fitted with most of the base variant’s features and a few added features including OE audio system with 4 speakers, seat cover fabric in black and silver combination, steering wheel cover of pure leather in black and silver shade combination and full wheel covers.
Nissan Micra XL: The XL is blessed with all standard features that the base model has along with some added things such as rear wiper and washer, tachometer, parcel shelf, integrated audio system with 4 speakers aux-in port, front and rear power windows with driver Anti-Pinch function, central door lock and remote keyless entry.
Nissan Micra XV: This top-end variant of the Nissan Micra hosts most of the standard features and electric park and fold mirror, door mirror electric adjustment, auto AC, greige colour interior scheme, intelligent key with push button ignition, front passenger airbag, ABS, EBD, BA, front fog lamps and security alarm.
Nissan Micra Diesel XV: This is the base diesel variant that is loaded with a 1.5 litre, SOHC, 4 cylinder, Common rail engine. It comes with body colour bumper, roof antenna, full wheel covers, body colour electric powered ORVMs & door handles, 14 inch steel wheels, drive computer, adjustable front head rests, audio system with 4 speakers, greige interior colour scheme, power and tilt steering, front and rear power windows, push button ignition, engine immobilizer, driver airbag, etc.
Nissan Micra Diesel XV Premium: It is the top-end diesel variant that retains most of the XV variant features and some added features such as body colour rear spoiler, 15 inch alloy wheels, rear defogger, automatic AC, leather clad steering wheel and gear knob and front fog lamps. However, it does not sports security alarm, front passenger airbag, ABS, EBD and BA.
Nissan Micra Competitors
Nissan Micra competes with the likes of Maruti Swift, Volkswagen Polo, Fiat Grande Punto, Tata Indica Vista, Maruti Swift, Ford Figo, Hyundai i10 and i20 etc.
Compare Nissan Micra with other Models
Nissan Micra vs Volkswagen Polo - Nissan Micra is slightly poor in terms of visibility compared to the Volkswagen Polo. The Polo gear shift quality is better than the Micra and also smoother.
Nissan Micra vs Ford Figo - Nissan Micra is loaded with the better and advanced features compared to the Ford Figo. The Ford Figo has no rear power window even in the top variant. Ford Figo is more spacious than the Micra.
Nissan Micra vs Fiat Grande Punto - Fiat Grande Punto beat the Micra with better ride and handling as compared to the Nissan Micra. In features both the cars are almost same, Punto comes with unique feature called Blue & Me and Micra hits back with a button start/stop system.
Nissan Micra vs Maruti Ritz - Nissan Micra has got the killer looks compared to the Maruti Ritz. The Ritz K series engine is better than the Micra engine. In terms of the features, the Micra are ahead of the Ritz. Fuel efficiency is the same for both the cars.
Nissan Micra vs Maruti Swift - Maruti Swift engine beats the Nissan Micra engine. Swift has got the steam with a maximum speed of 167 kmh and Micra loses out with just 153 kmph. Micra is far better than the Swift in terms of the features and technology.
Nissan Micra vs Tata Indica Vista - Tata Indica Vista seats are comfy and spacious than the Nissan Micra. Indica Vista is available at a lesser price than the Micra. Micra however scores back with number of features.
Nissan Micra vs Hyundai i20 - Hyundai i20 is more powerful than the Nissan Micra. i20 is equipped with better safety features than the Micra. Hyundai i20 is very spacious and comfortable than the Micra. Micra is available at lower prices as compared to the Hyundai i20.
Nissan Micra Awards
Nissan Micra has grabbed ‘Best City Car’ award in 2010.
The European Car of the Year award for 1993.
Good Design Award (a Trade and Industry Design award in Japan) in 1993.
Car of the Year award in Japan - 1993.
Nissan Micra Mileage
The Nissan Micra petrol compact four-wheeler offers mileage of around 14 kmpl in city and 18.06 kmpl on highways. The diesel delivers 23.08 kmpl of mileage that is best in the class, according to Central Motor Vehicle Rule Year 1989.
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