Nissan Micra is an appealingly charismatic hatchback and top seller from Nissan in this very segment. The updated version received many cosmetic changes on the exterior and interior yet maintaining the same designing appearance. The company has managed to get rid of rounded edges from the outgoing version.
The main highlight of front fascia is the chrome finish on the lower front grille that provides an exclusive look to it. At the rear, an LED lamp is fitted all the trims and accompanied by the wipers to the rear glass. The exterior appearance is quite uniform with outside door mirrors shares the same body color. The high end variants feature alloy wheels that boosts the elegance and stylishness of the vehicle. The rear gets a sportier look as a spoiler is added to its roof on the rear profile. In terms of dimensions, length, width and height measures of 3825mm, 1665mm and 1530mm respectively. The wheelbase of 2450mm provides adequate leg room for the occupants that enhances the level of comfort. Petrol variants get 154mm of ground clearance whereas diesel versions get 150mm.
The interior of Nissan Micra is superlatively enrapturing that features black centre console, roomy seating arrangement, adequate headroom, a digital clock, cup/ bottle holders and a passenger vanity mirror. The quality of upholstery employed in quite incredible and seat colour is different for each trim. A refined audio system with a USB interface as well as an aux-in port comes along with a remote control, four speakers and roof antenna. The back seat is quite spacious because of the wheelbase thus enhancing the level of comfort for the occupants.
Nissan Micra hatchback is available in both petrol as well as diesel engine option. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.2 litre, inline petrol engine that generates maximum power of 74.48bhp and peak torque of 104Nm. Speaking of the diesel engine, it generates 62.72 bhp of power and 160Nm of peak torque. The manual variants are mated with a 5-Speed transmission gear box that provides simplified gear shifting, whereas automatic trims are coupled with an advanced CVT transmission.
As far as the competition is concerned, Nissan Micra lock horns with Maruti Swift, Renault Pulse, Hyundai Grand i10 and Tata Bolt.