Nissan Micra Overview

Last year, Nissan, the Japanese Car giant had showcased the new generation Micra at the Paris Motor Show. This new gen car is being now readied for an India launch. However, this will happen only in the year 2019.The current Nissan Micra will be discontinued by next year, to make way for the all new Nissan Micra 2019. The new Mincra is sort of a revolution in terms of design and styling. It looks very different from the existing models and uses a new design language.

As the trend of SUVs is rising, another trend that is growing is of premium hatchbacks. The shift and preference of buyers towards Hyundai Elite i20 and the Maruti Baleno is proof enough about emerging trends in the hatchback segment. The new Nissan Micra 2019 will fit into this category and will intensify competition. Check for Nissan Micra  price in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive.

Nissan’s Indian market operations have been lacklustre and they havent been getting any new models to dominate the market. The all-new Micra looks to be a promising car and comes with stylish design and razor sharp styling. This will itself create a pull for this car as it looks very futuristic. The new Nissan Micra 2019 is built on the CMF-B platform and this will underpin several other cars from the Renault-Nissan alliance. However, this platform may not make it to India and the New Micra may see the older platform doing duty in it.

Nissan Micra Style

The Nissan Micra hatchback looks pretty much the same as it was before. The egg-shaped styling continues to be part of the front façade. The boomerang-shaped bulgy headlamps blending with the bulgy bonnet makes the car look cool. The headlamps cluster also incorporates follow me Lights. The vehicle poses the same bolder aggressive looks with the v-shaped grille in line with the carmaker’s current design theme while the air dam is flanked by triangular breaks for the lamps.

At the sides, the car now gets ORVM turn indicators while it continues to sit on 8-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels. The CVT variant poses distinct look with the blacked out roof and a racing strip running down the length of the car. The alteration at the rear is also subtle with the new rear spoiler adding a dash of style. The car continues to sport the LED tail lights with the boot lid flowing perfectly into the rear bumper. For more details on Nissan Micra visit Cmap

Nissan Micra Space

The changes continue on the inside as well. The design of the dashboard remains almost the same as before but Nissan has made changes to colours and added more features as well. Gone are the multiple colours on the dash, which are replaced with a single colour. The centre console is all new and features piano black finish which looks much better than the silver/grey console found in the old model. The centre AC vents are no longer round and are instead rectangular in shape. The company has added a sea of features like steering mounted audio controls, Bluetooth audio system, climate control, electrically adjustable and folding outside rear view mirrors, reverse parking camera, 4 airbags, etc (most of these features are standard on the top-end XV Premium diesel variant only). Chrome and silver inserts are present on the dash as well as the doors.

Nissan has reshaped the seats for better support and cushioning and you feel extremely comfortable inside the car. The Micra has a twin glovebox setup along with an open storage space in between, however lower variants surprisingly get a single glovebox. The power outlet is placed on the lower left side of the centre console, which is not very convenient for the driver or rear passengers to use. Right above the bottom glove box there are ports for USB and Aux. When you open them, the ports are not placed in the same order as its written on the flap, a minor irritant but something which can cause trouble when you are connecting your phone or USB in the night.

Space inside the cabin is generous, even though the exterior dimensions will make you think otherwise. Nissan claims the headroom is the highest in its class. The driver’s seat gets height adjust and there is plenty of room to seat four adults in good comfort. Quality inside is good and everything feels decently put together with no rattles or squeaks. The rear seat offers good legroom but under thigh support could be better. The boot is decently big (no 60:40 here) and there are quite a few storage areas in the cabin as well. However there is no seat pocket behind the driver’s seat even though it’s present behind the co-driver’s seat.

Nissan Micra Gearbox

The New Nissan Micra 2019 will get a 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and a a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. These engines will be made available for international models. The 0.9 litre petrol engine churns out 90bhp of power, while the 1.0-litre petrol unit belts out 75bhp of power. The diesel also has a maximum power of 90bhp. Al thee engines are very emission friendly and are Euro VI ready engines.

However, in India, The 0.9-litre petrol engine may come alongwith a reworked 1.5-litre diesel engine. There will be a five-speed manual transmission and also a CVT (only petrol) on offer. Nissan will focus on selling the petrol version more. The engines will offer very good performance and will also be tuned for good fuel efficiency.

Nissan Micra Driving

In terms of ride and handling, the car remains conservative. The suspension set-up is slightly stiffened, may be to handle the additional weight of the diesel engine. The car moderately tackles the ruts and dents on the roads quite moderately. While the suspension remains silent, the medium sized potholes do not bump through and the ride feels busy.

Nissan Micra Safety

The New Nissan Micra 2019 will come with twin airbags and ABS asa standard on all its variants. The international version has advanced features like High Beam Assist, Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Around-View Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition system and Blind Spot Detection. Many of these features will not make it into the Indian version.

Nissan Micra Price in Hyderabad

Nissan Micra On Road Price is 6,95,297/- and Ex-showroom Price is 5,97,046/- in Hyderabad. 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 Thought

The facelifted Nissan Micra is a step in the right direction. The Japanese automaker has worked on improving quite a few aspects of their entry level car, which has worked very well. The new Micra looks quite appealing both inside-out and comes loaded with a host of features. While the Nissan Micra is not very rich when it comes to dynamics, it does offer a good balance of ride and handling for city driving. The Micra has always been an excellent car for the urban run and the update only makes it better.

Nissan Micra is offered in three variants they are XL, XL(O) and XV. Looking at the pricing, its base trim gets the price tag of Rs. 6.19 lakh, Micra XL Option CVT is offered at the price tag of Rs. 6.42 lakh for the petrol and Rs. 7.21 lakh for the diesel variants. Its top-spec model Micra XV CVT is priced at Rs. 7.23 lakh and Rs. 7.91 lakh for the petrol and diesel trims respectively. Micra currently rivals against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ford Figo, Honda Brio and Hyundai Grandi10 in the segment.

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