The petrol driven Nissan Micra is a formative addition to the product line of Japan automaker Nissan. Read the review and check out the price, features and technical specifications of Nissan Micra, in India.

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After being only a little known name in the automobile industry of India, Nissan raised its popularity with the launch of its power-packed compact hatchback - Micra. The petrol driven Micra, which was rolled out in the Indian roads in mid 2010, is the first made-in-India offered by Nissan. With a petrol 'power-plant', the car boasts of having a host of features that add to its style statement. The atypical design of Nissan Micra is impressive at the very first instance. The car flaunts very spacious interiors, with a number of storage spaces strategically located inside the cabin. Nissan Micra's engine has been designed to become capable of delivering commendable fuel efficiency.

Under the hood of petrol driven Nissan Micra is a powerful DOHC 12-Valve 3-cylinder engine, which is capable of producing maximum power of 76 PS at 6000 rpm, with a peak torque of 104 Nm at 4000 rpm. Mated to 5-speed manual transmission gearbox, the engine of Micra makes use of ECCS (Electronic Fuel Injection Control) system. If driven carefully, Nissan Micra is capable of delivering good mileage.

Design And Comfort
Nissan Micra looks quiet different from its counterparts, largely due to its rounded appearance that is sans the customary sharp lines and creases of other hatchbacks in India. In fact, the cute and cheerful design contributes to the style quotient of the vehicle. The high-mounted headlamps are complemented by two-part radiator grille with chrome plating. Full wheel covers, rear wiper and washer are available only in the XL and XV variants of Nissan Micra, while one can expect body colored bumpers in the car's base variant 'XE' too. All the add-on features are found only in the pricier variant of the car i.e. Nissan Micra XV.

Nissan Micra is comparable to the modern Euro hatchbacks. Rear passengers can enjoy equally pleasurable ride, because the car offers better legroom in the rear, as compared to other vehicles in its class. All the three variants of Nissan Micra get three cup holders and two bottle holders. The car is equipped with efficient air conditioning system (manual in XE and XL variants and auto in XV variant), which ensures that the temperature inside the cabin is maintained up to the optimum level. The mini on-board computer of Nissan Micra gives the real-time readouts of fuel consumption.

Ride And Handling
With a very smooth engine and efficient suspension system, Nissan Micra is sure-footed even at a high speed of 100-120 kph. This feature makes the car a perfect fit for long drives on highways. At the same time, the automobile makes one comfortable even on the pot-holed roads in India. Keyless operation system and start-stop button are the value-added features of Nissan Micra, which give it the utility of a sports car. Remote keyless entry is a special feature of Nissan Micra XL.
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Safety is paramount in Nissan Micra. The car offers all-round safety to its passengers during collision. To avoid injury on a frontal collision, the car's Self Restraint System (SRS) airbags get deployed automatically. Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) of the automobile optimizes rear brake force, depending upon the load on the vehicle. Engine Mobilizer and driver airbags are available in all the variants of Nissan Micra, while the car's top-end variant Micra XV is equipped with all the other advanced safety features, including front fog lamps, front passenger airbag, security alarm, and the combination of ABS+EBD+BA.

Nissan Micra Price, Variants And Color
Nissan Micra is available in three variants, which are powered by the same petrol engine. The variants of Nissan Micra are XE, XL and XV. The price of Nissan Micra ranges from Rs 3.98 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi, price of base variant) to Rs 5.28 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi, price of top variant). Nissan Micra is available in six vibrant colors, including Sunshine Orange, Blade Silver, Storm White, Pacific Blue, Onyx Black and Brick Red.

Nissan Micra Mileage
Available in four different versions, Nissan Micra petrol model offers an average mileage of 15-17 km/l.

Technical Specifications of Nissan Micra
Model Micra
Body Type Hatchback
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 41 L
Length 3780 mm
Width 1665 mm
Height 1530 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm
Ground Clearance N/A
Minimum Turning Radius 4.65 m
Kerb Weight N/A
Type DOHC 12-Valve 3-cyl in-line
Number Of Cylinders 3
Displacement 1198 cc
Transmission 5-speed manual
Max. Power 76 PS @ 6000 rpm
Max. Torque 104 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Front Suspension McPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam
Front Ventilated Disc
Rear Drum
Steering Type Electric Power Assisted Rack & Pinion
Tyre Size 165/70 R14

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