Nissan Micra Overview
Nissan Micra 2018 is primarily an updated version of the hatchback, which gets additional comfort and safety features. There are no changes to the exterior and interior styling. It also retains the same mechanical set-up, which means that it continues featuring the same petrol as well as diesel engines. Transmission choices have also been retained. The Nissan Micra variants include XL and XV trims in manual and CVT options. With the addition of new features, the Nissan Micra price in India receives a slight bump. View offers on Nissan Cars from Nissan dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop
Nissan Micra Style
Nissan’s new small car has been built on its new global platform that has been developed especially for the emerging markets. The car carries curvy exteriors and comes in bright colours which definitely eye-catching.The first thing which grabs the attention is the prominent logo of Nissan and the uniquely designed bonnet. It looks quite sporty and the big clear lens Headlight also won’t go unrecognised. The front portion is bit short compared to other hatchbacks like i20 and Polo. The side panels, body colour painted door handles, and curvy quarter panel are pretty decent. The R14 sized tyres add to the beauty of car.
Though the rear doors are designed well, the door handle and the rear windshield wiper placement do reduce the feel good effect created by the shape of the hatch back door.The car has a smooth and curved design, also aiding in the car’s drag. It has one of the most impressive coefficient drags of 0.32 which helps in delivering better mileage.The car’s bloated style may not appeal to few but the overall shape of the car is really charming and cute. We’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
Nissan Micra Space
Just like exterior, the cabin too remains unchanged with no styling update. Although Nissan Micra interiors continue to feature auto climate control, steering-mounted controls, etc. The top-spec XV trim packs a new 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink, though it misses out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Slide into the new front seats (the seat cushions have been reshaped to provide more bolstering) and you’ll notice there are quite a few changes on the inside as well. The glossy black centre console, for example, looks far better than the current Micra’s dull sea of grey. Though the overall look and feel is the same, there are plenty of silver highlights all over the dashboard and doorpads. The feature count has also risen quite a bit. In addition to the keyless entry and go and climate control, the new Micra gets Bluetooth connectivity, USB and Aux-in ports and a reversing camera.
Nissan Micra Perfomance
Nissan Micra features a 1.2L three-cylinder petrol engine that delivers maximum power of 76 bhp @ 6000 rpm and 104Nm torque @ 4000 rpm. The car is available in 4 four variants viz., Nissan Micra XE, Nissan Micra XE Plus, Nissan Micra XL and Nissan Micra XV, all featuring manual transmissionThe Nissan Micra’s turning circle radius comes at 4.65m, and Tyres with rating 165/70R14. The car comes in a number of bright colours, namely Sunlight Orange, Blade Silver, Storm White, Pacific Blue, Onyx Black, and Brick Red. The Nissan Micra competes in its space with the Polo, i20 and Fabia.The strength of the Micra is the brand value, price, and the superior quality one can get in hatchbacks.
Powered by the 1.2-litre petrol engine, the Nissan Micra mileage is rated at 19.34 km/l as per the tests done by the ARAI. The more frugal diesel-powered Micra, on the other hand, is claimed to return an impressive fuel economy of 23.08 km/l, which is around 4 km/l more than the petrol version.
Nissan Micra Driving
On the performance front, the Nissan Micra 2018 specifications notice no change as it continues to feature the same petrol and diesel engines as the preceding model. Similarly, there is no change in the transmission options and hence there is no change in its handling as well.The motor also gets pretty thrummy when spun faster – it is a three-cylinder unit after all. There’s no getting around it, the driving experience is quite dull. And while Nissan has tweaked the suspension, get on a poorly maintained road and the ride is still a bit stiff, the car crashing over sharp bumps in the road.
Nissan Micra Safety
The new Nissan Micra features ventilated disc brakes at the front and drum units at the back. Safety features on the Nissan Micra 2018 include standard dual frontal airbags, driver’s seat belt warning indicator, standard rear parking sensors and speed warning.
Nissan Micra Cost in Hyderabad
Nissan Micra Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 5,97,601/- (Micra XL CVT) to 7,35,096/- (Micra DCI XL Comfort). Get best offers for Nissan Micra from Nissan Dealers in Hyderabad. Check for Micra Price in Hyderabad at Carzprice
Nissan Micra Conclusion
Nissan has taken a bold step in entering the hatchback segment, and it has come out of restricting itself only to luxury cars. Nissan has studied the Indian hatchback segment market well and done hard work in coming up with variants suiting wide range of buyers.The Micra give a good impression on grounds of Body shape, fit and finish, and it has all ingredients one looks for when buying a premium hatchback. However, one cannot resist to ask the question – “Where is the service network ?”. The answer from the Nissan Executive is: “The car has come and soon the service network will follow.”
It can of course be expected that the larger volumes that the Micra will generate will enable Nissan to explain its network further.In sum, the new Micra definitely will appeal to small car buyers that are looking for a pleasant change from cars with bold looks. Nissan has a adopted top-down approach in India by launching models like X-trail and Teana which has made it stay away from the mass market. Now the cheerful, cute looking Nissan Micra may come as a sweet drizzle when it is raining cars in India.