Nissan Micra

₹ 7.73 Lakhs

On-Road Price, Mumbai

Overview of the car

Hatchback

Automatic

Petrol

16 Mileage

41 Litres

1 AirBags

5 Seater

2 Years / 50,000 kms

Performance Metrics
152

kilometers per hour

Top Speed
17.88

seconds

0-100 kph
9.3

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1198 cc
Max Power
76 bhp
Torque
10.6 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
3

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2450 mm
Ground Clearance
150 mm
Bootspace
251 ltrs
Turning Circle
9.3 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Mc Pherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Steering Type
Electric Power assisted Rack and Pinion
Tyres
Front: 165/70 R14
Rear: 165/70 R14
Front Brakes
Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The diesel sets new standards for efficiency, while the petrol motor packs a strong enough punch to appease enthusiasts too.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

The all-new, feature-packed interiors and shockingly spacious back seat havent just raised the bar, they have catapulted it out of reach of its competition.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Easy to Drive, Improved Interiors

What you won’t like?

Delayed Throttle Responses(CVT), Rear Seat Still Lacks Thigh Support

TorqueX Says

Much Improved But Quite Dull to Drive

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Autocar Review

Nissan Micra Review, Road Test

Nissan Micra

After spending a year as part of our fleet, this hatchback had by now entrenched itself into our long term family. Owing to its compact size, it was easy to take the Micra out for a spin to test its grit on the city roads, and it left us quite impressed.

I used the car mostly to make my way from home to work. In traffic, it’s a breeze to drive, thanks to its peppy three-cylinder and 1.2-litre motor. It’s punchy and has good part throttle responses, good for getting to those gaps in traffic. The throttle response is a bit jerky and does need some getting used to in bumper-to-bumper situations. On open roads, as you step on the accelerator, the mid-range makes overtaking quite easy. The engine pulls all the way to the 6,800rpm limit, but this is not something you’d want to do very often for two reasons: first, because the 1,198cc engine sounds thrashy at these revs and second, almost all that noise will filter into the cabin, which is not very well insulated – you may even have to yell to be heard over the din.

The steering is light and easy to use, especially in the cut and thrust of Mumbai’s unruly traffic. At the same time, it’s quite accurate, making the Micra a good handler. The decent dynamics are also evident in how willing the car is to being chucked around corners. Yes, the suspension is soft and this leads to a bit of body roll, but nothing that will take away from the driver’s confidence. Also, the soft suspension setup allows the Nissan to manoeuvre broken roads efficiently and quietly. Aside from its good urban manners, the Micra does pretty well on the highway too, owing in part to the strong responses from the petrol motor as you pile on the revs, and in part to the good straightline stability. What takes away from the otherwise decent driving experience are the weedy tyres. They don’t afford much grip and will prevent you from being adventurous in this car.

Compact dimensions, easy-to-manoeuvre nature makes it a capable city runabout.

In terms of features, even this middle-trim car is well specced. There are useful features like keyless go, which is extremely handy when you need to get in, but have your hands full. The Bluetooth audio system works well, but there aren’t any steering-mounted controls. Of note is that on this mid-level car, the horn extends to the sides of the wheel and this allows for seamless driving (this feature isn’t available on higher trims).

Quality levels and fit-finish inside are decent though not brilliant. The large glasshouse deserves a mention. On one hand, it enables better visibility, in turn, improving manoeuvring abilities in the city and on the other, it takes the air-con that much more time to work effectively. And the air-con unit is quite noisy, with the compressor’s hum intruding quite a bit into the cabin.

Seat comfort is fair up front, although at the back, the bench is too low and flat; it sort of leaves rear passengers’ thighs unsupported and makes long-distance trips a little trying. But packing in luggage for those out-of-town trips should be quite simple with the generous 251-litre boot. There is no split on the rear seats though, the whole bench back flips down to make more room.

Fuel economy stands at 10-12kpl around town, not too impressive for a three-cylinder unit, but what was more disconcerting was the digital fuel gauge display. It kept fluctuating, which made the Micra particularly daunting to take for long drives on lesser-known routes.

All in all, at the end of nearly a year as an Autocar long termer, notwithstanding the minor niggles
like less-than-impressive fuel economy, jerky low-speed response and poor levels of cabin insulation, the Nissan Micra impressed with its breadth of abilities, both as a reliable city runabout and the occasional
highway tripper.

 

 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total (1)

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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