It Would Be Better If Nissan Does Some Facelift for the Micra

Introduction

The upgraded Nissan Micra 2018 hatchback has possessed with additional safety features and become more comfortable. Therefore, its price will be slightly higher than the previous one. Micra is still powered by the same petrol and diesel engine and maintains the same features in settings. It is available in XL and XV versions, which equipped with a manual or CVT transmission.

Ride Quality

Micra still uses the 1.2L petrol engine that produces the max power of 77Bhp and the max torque of 104Nm, while the 1.5L diesel petrol with 5-speed manual gearbox can produce the max power of 64Bhp and the max torque of 160Nm. As a result, its driving experience of manipulation and steering is still the same as the old model.

On-Road Price in New Delhi

Nissan Micra: ₹ 7.61-9.53 Lakhs

Hyundai Venue: ₹ 7.60-13.29 Lakhs

Toyota Etios Cross: ₹ 7.50-9.29 Lakhs

Tata Tiago JTP: ₹ 7.58 Lakhs

Nissan Micra has no advantage in selling price compared to its competitors. On the contrary, its limited selections and conservative appearance have become its disadvantages. However, other cars are also only available in few variant options except Hyundai Venue though they all shares a similar price range. But Micra is a car with conservative exterior so it would get left behind by its main rivals.

Mileage

The ARAI mileage test results are not surprising for a car like this in which the petrol version with CVT is 19.15 km/l, while the diesel engine with manual transmission is 23.19 km/l. 

Dimensions

※Overall Length: 3825 mm

※Overall Width: 1665 mm

※Overall Height - With Roof Rail: 1525 mm

※Wheel Base: 2450 mm

Although Micra is a tiny car, but it has an unexpected length with 3.8m.

Exterior

Nissan Micra 2018 provides the top-spec gasoline CVT version with a rear spoiler and new integrated turn indicators on the ORVMs. However, its appearance remains the same as old model's design, which including the auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, and other external features.

Interior

Despite the interior has no upgraded, but its control cabin still equipped with auto climate control, steering-mounted controls and etc. Plus, the top-spec XV version has a 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink but not allows the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Colour

Nissan Micra offers 6 official colors, which are BLADE SILVER, BRICK RED, NIGHTSHADE, ONYX BLACK, STORM WHITE, and TURQUOISE BLUE.

Safety

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the front seat occupants. However, structures in the dashboard posed a risk of injury to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions and protection for the knee/femur/pelvis body region was rated as marginal. In the side barrier impact, the protection of most body regions was rated as good. Dummy readings for the chest were also good but the car was penalized for loading the dummy in an unrealistic way, and the protection was rated as fair. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib deflection indicated marginal protection of the chest. Protection of the neck against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision was rated as marginal.

Specifications and Feature (XV D)

※Displacement: 1461

※Engine Type: Diesel SOHC 8 Valve 4 Cyl

※Max Torque: 160 Nm @ 2000 Rpm

※Max Power: 64 Ps @ 4000 Rpm

※Transmission: 5-Speed Manual

※Boot Space (Litre): 251

※Fuel Tank Capacity (Litre): 41

※Tyres & Wheels Type: 175/60 R15 Tubeless

※Wheels Material: 15.5.5J Alloy

※ABS + EBD + BA

※Central Door Locking

※Immobilizer

※Follow me Home lamps

※Headlight on Warning Indicator

※Key Remove Warning Indicator

※Rear Parking Sensor (Standard)

※Hands Free Bluetooth

※Steering Wheel Audio & Handsfree Control

※i-key with Push Engine Button Start

※NissanConnect - Convenience & Control

※6.2 Touchscreen audio-visual navigation through phone mirroring

※Front Power Winder with Driver side auto up & anti-pinch

※Rear LED Combination Lamp & LED Stop Lamp

※Turn indicators on ORVM

※Tinted Glass

※Full Wheel Cover

※Centre Console with Piano Black Finish

※Adjustable Front and Rear Headrest

※Luggage Lamp

※Passenger Side Vanity Mirror

Review

Although the Nissan Micra aboard has been updated with a more stylish and sporty appearance, but regrettably, not yet in India. Therefore, it stands a disadvantage position in the era of appearance though it has friendly features.

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