The Japanese brand Nissan has finally entered the Indian mainstream car market with Nissan Micra. Explore this article to know more on the features and specifications of Nissan Micra.

Nissan Micra

Finally we have one Nissan model that will stand head to head with the likes of the Hyundai i10, Chevrolet Beat, Maruti Suzuki Ritz and Volkswagen Polo. Nissan Micra is the latest Japanese hatchback car that is set to enter the Indian small car segment. An excellent combination of new gen cutting-edge technology, exceptional design and advanced features, Nissan Micra attempts to meet the tastes and needs of the Indian customers. The automobile has some of the rare features that are uncommon for a B-segment car and hatchbacks. Available in four different variants, each one differs in interior comfort, luxury and safety features. With a more rounded, robust and smooth look rather than ‘edgy’ styling, this vehicle is sure to be one of the top takes of the market.
Nissan Micra
 
Design & Comfort
Termed cute and smart with oval-shaped headlamps and small clear lens tail lamps, the New Nissan Micra is totally different from its previous generation models. Slightly longer and marginally lower, the roomier interiors take the cake away for this particular car. The high-mounted light pods and the two-part grille with horizontal chrome strips will attract you towards this little beauty that have been included to give the car a more up-market look. While the bonnet is short with a bulge in center, the rear has been balanced off with a simple design. Reversing sensors and a new ‘parking space measurement’ (PSM) device with three skill levels (amateur, normal and expert) are the new unique features offered in the B-segment. Look out for the alloy wheels, body colored bumpers, body colored door handles, body colored outside rear view mirrors, rear washer, rear wiper, rear defogger and rear spoiler.
 
The Nissan Micra perfectly combines quality and price. By offering new features like intelligent key entry system and push button start-stop button, Nissan Micra has managed to take a step further than Ford Figo. The interiors have been balanced with the suit of curvy exteriors. Keeping away from the sharp lines and ‘edgy’ designing, this car is definitely a pleasant change from the previously launched small cars including Ford Figo, Chevrolet Beat and Volkswagen Polo. The dashboard, button controls, mounted components like speedometer, central console and the steering wheel designs have all taken the round or oval shape. Surprisingly, the headroom and legroom at the back are generous. With a touch-screen combined audio and satellite navigation system, glass roof and speed sensitive volume on the radio, this stylish and charming car will take on the Indian roads like a duck to water. 
 
Engine
The HR12 1.2-litre Nissan Micra XE is equipped with 3-cylinder petrol engine with a valve-timing control (VTC). The vehicle is capable of generating a maximum power of 75 Bhp with a maximum torque of 104 Nm. The engine of the vehicle has been matched well with the manual gearbox to make it peppy and travelable. The car has superb visibility and a class-topping turning radius of 4.5 m, apart from the several new technologies that help in reducing CO2 emissions and mileage. For those who are looking for better ride and handling characteristics, the company offers Micra XV that is designed to be compact and capable of cruising through the rough surfaces at highway speeds.
 
Safety
All variants of Nissan Micra have been equipped with dual front bags. The three versions of Micra, that is XE, XE Plus and XL, do not have central locking, ABS and fog lamps. Coming to the XV version, the car is loaded with numerous goodies. This model has been equipped with numerous safety features, such as front passenger airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), front fog lamps, security alarm, climate control system, remote central locking, power windows and brake assistance.
 
Variants & Price
Micra’s cute and cheerful design would definitely appeal to the senses of men and women alike. The vehicle will be available in a new set of palette of colors to choose from: sunlight orange, blade silver, storm white, onyx black, pacific blue and brick red. The customers are given the option to choose from four different variants, namely, Micra XE, Micra XE Plus, Micra XL and Micra XV, with a price tag of Rs. 3,95,000, Rs. 4,40,000, Rs. 4,80,000 and Rs. 5,25,000 respectively (ex-showroom).
 
Technical Specifications
 
Overview
 
Make
Micra XE
Body Type
Hatchback
Number of Doors
4
Seating Capacity
5
Fuel Tank Capacity
41 L
Dimensions
 
Length
3780 mm
Width
1665 mm
Height
1530 mm
Wheelbase
2450 mm
Wheel Track Front
1470 mm
Wheel Track Rear
1470 mm
Ground Clearance
168 mm
Weight
 
Gross Weight
1490 kg
Kerb Weight
945 kg
Engine
 
Type
3-cylinder Petrol 1.2L
Number of Cylinders
3
Displacement
1198 cc
Transmission
6-speed manual
Max. Power
75 Bhp @ 6000 RPM
Max. Torque
104 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Suspension
 
Front Suspension
MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam  
Brakes
 
Front
Ventilated Disc
Rear
Drum
Steering Type
Electric Power Assisted Rack & Pinion
Tyre Size
165/70 R14

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