Nissan Micra is the first step to capture in the Indian automobile market. This B segment hatchback small car is highly awaited as it is believed to give a huge competition to other hatchbacks existent in the Indian market. Nissan Micra has four variants. They are XE, XL, XV and XE Plus. The shades in which this car is available are, Brick Red, Storm White, Blade Silver, Pacific Blue, Sunlight Orange and Onyx Black.
Nissan Micra looks compact and a smart looking hatchback. The design of the car could give competition to other hatchbacks in the market. The headlamps are oval in shape and give a good visibility on roads. The tail lamps are small yet effective. Micra is has a lower base and a little longer built. The cabin therefore has good space. Micra car’s grille at the front has a very modern look with a short bonnet. The body coloured bumpers sport fog lamps in them. The rear part is however simple and sober. The reverse lights and indicators have a smart design too. The outside mirrors have been given an interesting design with dual tone shade. The handles of the doors match the colour of the body and are chrome finished. The overall look of the car is quite stylish.
The interior of Micra looks quite attractive. The glove box is given on the passenger side and the dashboard has quite an enticing twin bubble design too. Power windows, steering, steering incorporating audio controls, MP3 player and automatic climate controlled air conditioner have been given in the highest variant of the car. Other features included in the same variant of Nissan Micra are keyless entry, push button start ignition, rear wiper, defogger and washer and electronic OVRMs. Safety features have also be well given importance by Nissan. ABS, EBD and dual airbags have been provided as the safety measures. The vents of the air conditioner have a beautiful design. In short, this small car by Nissan which can seat 5 passengers in a go has classic looking interiors.
Engine and Performance of Micra
Nissan has given Micra a reasonably powerful 1.2 litre, 1198cc HR12 3 cylinder, 12 valves DOHC engine. The maximum power generated by the engine is 75 Bhp at 6000 rpm and the maximum torque come to 104 Nm at 4000 rpm. 5 speed manual gearbox has been provided with the engine. The Mc Pherson Strut, torsion beam suspension gives minimum intrusion at the rear of Micra Nissan The front brakes are disk type and the rear drum. The kerb weight comes to 970 kilograms. The size of the tyres is 165/70 R14. A drive in Micra proves to be very smooth and effortless.
Buy Micra or Not ?
Nissan has been launched capture the growing b segment hatch back car Indian market. It has chosen to reach to the masses with a low and affordable price. This small car’s look and style seems good However the head room space and leg room at the back may be troublesome for tall people.