Nissan Micra Actve Hatchback First Drive & Gearbox

Nissan Micra Active Overview

Nissan Micra Active 2018 is essentially an updated version of the previous version. Changes to the hatchback include additional comfort and safety features. That said, it does not receive any styling or design updates on the outside as well as inside. The engine set-up, including the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines, has been retained and it continues to be offered with the manual as well as CVT options. The Nissan Micra Active variants include XL and XV trims. Boasting new features, the Nissan Micra Active price in India gets a slight change. Book a test drive for Micra Active in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive

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Nissan Micra Active Design

The Nissan Micra Active gets a new redesigned grille and front bumpers with two air vents towards the front. The car get blackened out headlamps with chrome accents on the headlamps and tail lamps.The Japanese hatchback in the top trim gets full wheel covers, body coloured bumpers, body coloured door handles and body coloured outside rear view mirrors.This is in effort to make the Micra look fresh for the Indian market and not dull and boring. But this also makes the Micra look like it has moved a segment down, which it has.

Nissan Micra Active Cabin

Step inside and you will see that the old black and beige treatment continues to be part of the cabin. The quality of plastic although not one of the best in its class, it does feel nice. The fit and finish have been further bolstered with piano black finish which gives it a sporty look and makes the ambiance inside great. The cabin is undoubtedly spacious and in fact, the sitting position is pretty high as compared to the tall boy styled car such as Wagon R. The main highlight of the cabin in the updated model is the new 6.2-inch touchscreen

infotainment which opens up a plethora of options for your convenience. The infotainment comes with audio visual navigation along with the facility of mirroring your phone on to the screen. This definitely makes longer journeys a wonderful experience. Further, the comfortable driving factor is strengthened with the facility of driver seat height adjustability.

The car comes with steering mounted audio controls that let you groove to your favourite music as well as allows you to easily connect with your family and friends with handsfree telephony. The instrument cluster is user-friendly and besides featuring odometer, it also gives info on average fuel consumption. And with amenities such as 3 cup holders, 2 bottle holders, and 12V power outlet, there is no dearth of space and convenience. Overall, there are handsome changes in the 2018 model that would definitely add to its appeal.

Nissan Micra Active Engine

The new Nissan Micra continues to be powered by the one and only petrol engine. The 1.2L DOHC 12 valve 3-cylinder petrol engine makes 68PS and with the same amount of 104Nm of torque as in elder sibling Micra. The motor is paired with 5-speed manual transmission.

In terms of performance, the car doesn’t lose its breath unlike other cars in its class. And in fact, despite losing a good 10PS power than the earlier model, it doesn’t feel underpowered at all. The carmaker has also moved the power band lower and massively improved the low-end torque. This makes the vehicle a cute urban runabout which does not disappoint daily commuters.

As the car is made for the budget conscious people, the fuel efficiency has to be top notch. The claimed fuel economy of the car stands at 19.69kmpl while in the real world, it can easily give around 16-17kmpl in mix driving conditions. The company also claims that the maintenance cost is far lower than the competition.

Nissan Micra Active Driving

Changes made to the 2018 Nissan Micra Active are primarily reserved to the additional features. Safety bits like dual airbags and rear parking sensors are now standard across the range, though anti-lock-braking system and brake assist are restricted to the top-spec XV trim. Unlike the Nissan Micra 2018, it misses out on the rear parking camera and rear spoiler. Besides, the model carried an affordable price tag, which makes it a suitable option in the B segment.The Nissan Micra comes with McPherson Strut suspension upfront and Torsion Beam at the rear. The suspension set-up gives pliant ride quality, especially for the back-seaters. The car gobbles up the potholes and other road undulations quite brilliantly.

Nissan Micra Active Safety

Talking about the safety, Nissan has done an exceptional job regarding the safety of its passengers. The new Micra Active comes loaded with dual airbags, rear parking sensors and speed warning indicator as standard. Other safety features include ABS, EBD, BA, engine immobilizer, central door locking, follow me home headlamps, anti-intrusion brake pedals, and headlight on warning indicator. New features that are part of the 2018 model update are rear parking sensors, speed warning indicator, and driver seat belt warning indicator.

Nissan Micra Active Price in Chennai

Nissan Micra Active Ex-Showroom Price in Chennai ranges from 4,59,628/- (Micra Active XL) to 5,48,990/- (Micra Active XV S). Get best offers for Nissan Micra Active from Nissan Dealers in Chennai. Check for Micra Active price in Chennai at Carzprie

Nissan Micra Active Verdict

Changes made to the 2018 Nissan Micra Active are primarily reserved to the additional features. Safety bits like dual airbags and rear parking sensors are now standard across the range, though anti-lock-braking system and brake assist are restricted to the top-spec XV trim. Unlike the Nissan Micra 2018, it misses out on the rear parking camera and rear spoiler. Besides, the model carried an affordable price tag, which makes it a suitable option in the B segment.

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