When Japanese car manufacturer Nissan Motors introduced a much improved and refurbished version of their premium hatchback, Micra, auto enthusiasts were dazed. Not only was the new car carrying a fresh appeal to it, but also it was priced very competitively. As a result, the Nissan Micra Active, which was launched in 2013, has become a top seller, with the sales volume has accruing like never before.
The overhauled edition of Micra is built on the V platform of Nissan Motors. Noticeable features like two-layered integrated grille, body colored bumper with gigantic air dam and air ducts, larger wheel arches, a roof antenna, laminated front screen and a wide screen at the rear add to the flamboyant look of the car. The Nissan emblem is conspicuously placed on the boot lid.
Although the car appears tiny from outside, it is quite roomy and airy on the inside. It can accommodate five adults quite comfortably with enough legroom and shoulder space. The twin tone interiors and the black dashboard look pleasant. It comes with a commendable boot capability of 251 liters.
The Micra Active is driven by a 1.2 liter, three-cylinder twin Overhead Cam Shaft (DOCS) 1198 cc gasoline engine that produces a peak power of 86 PS at 4000 RPM and a maximum torque of 104 NM at 5000 RPM. The engine is mated with a five-speed manual transmission gearbox. This powerful engine offers an average mileage of 16 to 19.5 kmpl. The maximum achievable speed is 150 to 160 km per hour. The car can reach the 0-100 km per hour mark in around thirteen seconds.
This car is loaded with safety features like frontal twin airbags, disc brakes, Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, brake assist, engine immobilizer, follow-me-home lamps and speed sensing automatic door locks, central locking and a security alarm among others. The other comfort features include power steering, power windows, adjustable rear headrests, adjustable external rear view mirrors, assist grips, trendy instrument cluster with tachometer. For entertainment, a music system with USB interface, aux-in support together with FM/AM player is provided. A semi-drive laptop, rear parcel shelf, a 12V power outlet, baggage space lamp and remote keyless entry are other desirable features in Micra Active.
Nissan Micra Active variants, named – Nissan Micra Active, XL, XV and XV. The price range is from Rs. 3.5 to Rs. 4.7 lakh. Micra Active offers highly competitive pricing, lower maintenance prices, superior fuel efficiency and a pleasing driving experience. It takes on the likes of Hyundai i10, Maruti WagonR and the Chevrolet Beat in the hatchback segment, effortlessly.
Nissan Micra Active, though small on the outside, is spacious enough on the inside, making it an ideal car to own.