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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.

Nissan Micra Look

The previous Micra was designed as a global car, and so came across as a bit low-cost – although practical and affordable. While there was really nothing wrong with it, it certainly came up short for demanding European customers. So now the new Micra is very much a different car – its attractive, sporty and much more. First of all, the new Micra is not a Renault Clio, although it would have been practical to do that considering it’s also made at Flins. The side mirrors, engines and transmissions are the only parts these cousins have in common. The new Micra is based on a modified platform of Nissan’s small MPV – Note which the new Micra replaces some ways in Europe. We tested the new Micra in Dubrovnik – the ancient Croatian city along the Adriatic coast, recently made famous by Shah Rukh Khan starrer Fan.Check for Nissan Micra price in Mumbai at Tryaldrive.

The newcomer is not only much larger the last car (in length it has grown by 170 mm to exactly 4 metres, while also lower and wider), it is also more modern in all respects. Most importantly, it does not come across as a global, low cost model for sure. Of course, that does not mean the new Micra will be more successful than its predecessor. In fact we actually believe that will not happen, because it will initially be on sale only in Europe. But it will certainly be more successful in Europe itself – a market where the B segment is the largest and where customers are more demanding than in other parts of the world. Nissan does not speak about numbers, but is clear it wants the Micra to enter the top ten sales chart. Analytical company IHS Automotive predicts sales of over 700 thousand vehicles throughout the its lifetime – which is 300,000 units more than the outgoing car did.

Given the new Micra is specifically designed or Europe then, means its chances of success are higher. The car is fresh, youthful, sporty and bold, and very modern. Even more so than its technical cousin Clio. The design is very similar to the Sway concept, as the Micra has maintained a confident front grille, headlamps, strong side line and highly placed headlights. Its soul is strengthened with ten body colours, including very lively red, orange, green or light blue. Buyers can also personalize it with decals on the bodywork and plastic inserts in the cabin. So for example, if you choose blue, you get inserts of the same colour in the centre console and all along the dashboard; also the edges of the seats are then in the same colour.

Nissan Micra Comfort

The cabin palette also varies by trim or equipment packages – and there are an unbelievable 125 possible combinations. The Micra also has three new colours (red, orange and green) that use an innovative technique of tinted clear coat that highlights the sparkle of the paint. Additional space – especially in the front, make the Micra a very roomy and comfortable car. That’s true in the front and rear of the cabin, but do not expect miracles. The trunk has grown to a respectable 300 litres – one of the largest in the segment. So in the European context the Micra nameplate is going from being a Polo rival to more of a Golf rival. The cabin is clean and practical and its chief highlight is the Nissan Connect infotainment system, which has a 7-inch touchscreen. Our test car also had a digital DAB radio, satellite navigation, several applications and Apple CarPlay. The system also has a major USP – a 360-degree personal listening experience thanks to two speakers located in the driver seat headrest! That does provide a rather interesting and enjoyable experience to front passengers.

The new Micra also excels behind the wheel. On the winding roads of the Adriatic coast, it displayed very precise steering and very good road handling. There are two systems that improve driving characteristics. The first is the Intelligent Ride Control that improves the Micra’s ride by using the engine and brakes to moderate the fore/aft pitching motion that’s often felt when a car goes over larger bumps in the road. The second is the Intelligent Trace Control. When cornering, this system automatically engages and adjusts the brakes on the inside of the vehicle, and the wheels on the outside, to keep the Micra on the optimal line. That is impressive for a car in this segment really. Both systems do add to the cost of this car, but would be so great to have in Indian road and traffic conditions.

Safety features are rich for this segment. The Micra has intelligent lane intervention, intelligent emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, high beam assist, an intelligent ‘around-view’ monitor and blind spot warning. That’s besides multiple airbags and ABS of course. Sounds like a much more premium car then doesn’t it? The car’s pricing in Europe remains a secret, with Nissan simply promising that it will be competitive.

Nissan Micra Transmission

The Nissan Micra comes with a 1,198 cc petrol engine and a 1,461 cc diesel engine. The petrol motor produces 73 hp at 5,000 rpm and 104 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The diesel engine produces 61 hp at 4,000 rpm along with160 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. The engines have been tuned for the best balance between performance and mileage.The Nissan Micra comes with a five speed manual transmission and an advanced CVT based transmission. While the manual gearbox is offered for both engine options, the CVT (Continously Variable Transmission) is limited to the petrol engine.

The Nissan Micra Petrol has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 15.5 kmpl in city along with 18.5 kmpl on the highway for the manual variants and 16.5 kmpl in city and 19.5 kmpl on the highway for the CVT petrol versions. On the other hand, the diesel trims deliver 18.5 kmpl in the city and of 23.25 kmpl on the highway. These efficiency figures are comparable in its segment.For more information onĀ Nissan Micra visitĀ Oprst

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.

Nissan Micra Safety

In terms of safety, the Nissan Micra comes with Anti lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), driver and passenger side and front impact beams, speed sensing automatic door locks, dual front airbags and hazard warning switch. The new model also gets a passenger airbag for added safety. Besides, rear parking sensors and rear parking camera are other add ons.

Nissan Micra Price in Mumbai

Nissan Micra On Road Price is 6,97,640/- and Ex-showroom Price is 5,97,075/- in Mumbai. Nissan Micra comes in 6 colours, namely Sunshine Orange,Brick Red,Blade Silver,Storm White,Turqouise Blue,Onyx Black. Nissan Micra comes with FWD with 1198 CC Displacement and 3 Cylinders with Maximum Power 76 bhp@6000 rpm and Peak Torque 104 Nm@4400 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Nissan Micra comes with Automatic Transmission with FWD .

Nissan Micra Final Word

The Nissan Micra is a premium hatchback offered in the Indian market in two petrol and two diesel variants. The variants are Micra XL (CVT), XV (CVT), XL Diesel and XL Comfort Diesel. The Nissan Micra comes with a 1,198cc petrol engine and a 1,461 cc diesel engine which comes with a five speed manual transmission and an advanced automatic CVT transmission. The CVT automatic gearbox is not offered with the diesel engine. In terms of safety, it comes with ventilated discs at front with drum brakes at rear, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic brake distribution (EBD), driver and passenger side and front impact beams, speed sensing automatic door locks and hazard warning switch. Key features include all power windows, power steering, speed sensing auto door lock, music system with USB, AUX and Bluetooth and front fog lamps. The 2018 model brings on board new features such as passenger airbag, integrated turning winkers on ORVMs and more.

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