For some people, the previous generation of the 2017 Nissan Micra was just another mini hatchback rather than anything else so significant.
The Micra was first introduced in India in 2010 when it was already in its fourth generation in the global market.
In 2017, Nissan added the fifth generation to the Micra mini hatchback. However, this new generation facelift is very much like a designing overhaul along with the addition of some technical features as well.
Micra is indeed a good car. If you are planning to get your hands on it, here are the top ten things that you should know about this new facelifted Nissan Micra.
The price battle:
The Nissan Micra 2017 has been given an exclusive showroom price of Rs. 5.99 lakhs for the base variant, which makes it appear in the segment of premium hatchbacks like the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Volkswagen Polo.
Nissan had sold over 80,000 units of the previous generation Nissan Micra since it was first introduced in 2010.
Hence, the company expects the new version to do such good in the market. Moreover, the Micra is the company’s first car to be manufactured in India.
The new Nissan Micra has received a lot of automatic features e.g. automatic follow me headlamps.
Moreover, it even has an automatic speed sensing door lock. We now know what this small car is capable of.
The facelifted Nissan Micra has a sporty black interiors base with streaks of Peppy Orange-coloured theme. The dashboard is finished with Piano Black-colored base.
The dashboard on the car gets a 2-Din audio system that is bordered with an orange stripe.
The steering wheel is mounted with control buttons. For connectivity, the car has been given Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in ports.
However, the lack of a touchscreen infotainment system could be a let down as it has become a current infotainment system standard in the Indian market.
The 2017 Nissan Micra version is available in two different engine variants.
The 1.2-litre petrol engine produces a maximum power of 75 bhp at 6,000 revs per minute and a peak torque of 104 Nm at 4,000 revs per minute. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine can thrust out a peak power of 65 bhp at 4,000 revs per minute and a peak torque of 160 Nm at 2,000 revs per minute.
Interestingly, the new Nissan Micra has added a CVT (continuously variable transmission) in the petrol engine variants. Even the base petrol engine variant has a CVT.
However, diesel engine trims have a standard 5-speed manual transmission only.
We all remember how this facelifted Micra was revealed before its launch, with the silhouette of a peacock, along with the caption “It can sense rain”.
The wipers on the front windscreen can sense rain and automatically turn on or off without much assistance.
The new 2017 Nissan Micra is available in seven different colours to choose from.
You can choose any one among Turquoise Blue, Blade Silver, Nightshade, Sunshine Orange, Storm White, Onyx Black and Brick Red.
The 2017 Nissan Micra is an able competitor of small as well as premium cars in the hatchback segment.
The Tata Tiago is one small hatchback which easily wins the price battle against the Micra. But then again, if you consider the specifications and features, the Nissan car easily wins it.
On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is one premium car that is bigger and arguably better than the Micra. But at the same time, the specifications and mechanics are identical.
The new 2017 Nissan Micra is only the second facelift in India since its inception but has a quite a lot of additions and upgradations than what we had when it was first introduced.
The present day version has a host of features on offer which will make you think twice before you choose any other hatchback ahead of this one.