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Nissan Micra Active
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Customer Rating
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Expert Rating
: 8/10
Warranty
: 2 Yrs / 80,000 kms (Whichever is earlier)
Ex-showroom price in 
Delhi
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5.25 Lakhs-6 Lakhs

Strong Areas

  • Good safety features
  • Great value for money
  • Tilt and power steering
  • Comfortable driving position
  • Airy feel due large glass area

Weak Areas

  • Plain interiors
  • Spartan dash board 
  • Build quality ?mark
  • Poor plastic quality 
  • Under performing engines 
Nissan Micra Active
 
 

Nissan Micra Active 2014 Review

The Nissan MIcra Active arrives with a 1.2 litre DOHC or dual over head cam shaft engine with 1198 cc based on petrol to produce a torque of 104 Nm and is mated to a 5 speed transmission with manual gear.


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The Japanese car manufacturer, Nissan had unveiled a refurbished version of its hatchback, under the trade name, Micra Active. It reorganized the profile of its hatchback in to two, which has made it to split its Micra in to 2 different models. The company has set up a major manufacturing unit at Chennai and have an array of cars to their credit in the car industry. Though the firm forayed in to the hatchback segment in the year 2010, the urge to make it bigger in the industry has made it to launch this stunning model based on its hatchback. The refreshed model flaunts an array of cosmetic changes and includes some extra features. In short, it has been designed with great care to make it look very attractive as an upmarket car.
 
         
 
The car making giant based in Japan has realized the growing demand for small cars with a low price tag in Indian car market and hence has launched the hatchback which is a fuel efficient and a sporty version. Equipped with a 1.2 litre engine that offers it a punchy drive, the hatchback assures a mileage of 19.49 kmpl, which is delightful news to Indian car lovers. There are 4 variants available and all the models emphasize more on the interior comforts and are available in 6 attractive shades. 
 
With refurbished model of its hatchback help Nissan carve a niche of its own in the Indian market? Our team of experts at Ecardlr digs deeper to know more about the vehicle. 
 
Exterior design
 
The Micra Active is a smaller hatchback version that boasts of a stylish look with a ravishing exterior that can make it proud everyday. The façade at its front has received major changes that make it look much better than the Micra. The integrated grille of dual layer is designed in a unique way that offers it a touch of sophistication without spoiling the classic shape. The tweaked headlamps also look good and offer better visibility when you drive the car. The refurbished bumper now sports a stylish bumper and a bigger air dam that chills the engine quickly and is surrounded by air ducts that paves way for better air intake.
 
           
 
Looking at the side profile of Micra Active, the well carved wheel arches that houses the steel wheels that teams up with radial tyres with tubeless design. The exteriors of this car are, further enhanced by the roof antenna that flaunts a huge laminated wind screen at the front and has a pair of efficient wipers. There is a wide windscreen at the rear of the car that proudly flaunts a laminated badge of Nissan that rests on its boot lid and has a tail pipe too. With a wheel base of 2450 mm, it promises lots of interior space along with an impressive ground clearance that measures about 154 mm. 
 
Enticing Interiors
 
Though the earlier siblings of the hatchback were known for their dashboard design that is made with high quality materials and ease of use, the striking black dashboard design flaunts a new look in the Micra Active from Nissan thanks to its innovative dual tone fascia which is ergonomically designed. It includes rightly placed control buttons, controls for AC, music system and 4 AC vents for high performance. The interiors of this new model is generous in terms of space as it can accommodate 5 people at once while providing enough room for their legs and heads. It has a brand new Active safety pack, which combines both the driver side and supplemental restraint system or SRS passenger side that functions automatically when there is an impact on the front. It also has air conditioner with manual controls that maintains the inner cabin temperature under control. 
 
          
 
For those who are on the lookout for a hatchback with an affordable price tag while compromising on the comforts. It is designed with wide seats made of high quality upholstery in fabric that offers a plush look to its interiors. In addition, it enjoys some high end features of comfort such as power steering, AUX in port for USB and others, stylish tachometer, power steering, 2 DIN audio system along with USB support, gearshift knob wrapped in leather and external rear view mirrors that are adjustable.
 
          
 
This affordable car also has remote key less entry, a power outlet of 12 V, a parcel shelf at the rear, semi drive computer, lamp for the luggage room and others. The vehicle also has ample luggage space that measures more than 251 litres, which means you can pack your bags with ease.
 
            
The safety aspects of this vehicle also needs a special mention as it is loaded with central door lock, keyless entry, engine immobilizer, power window on the driver, anti pinch function, child safety lock for the back doors, seat belts, windscreen wipers, seat belts, warning if driver has not worn the seat belt, indicator when the door is not properly locked, low fuel warning, head lamp on indicator and key remove indicator. In addition, Nissan has incorporated the advanced Anti Braking system plus EBD and brake assist system. 
 
Engine, Transmission and Performance
 
The Nissan Micra Active is specially designed with an engine to save a lot of fuel and offers maximum power output when it is compared to the ones in Micra. A 3 cylinder engine of 1198 cc powers it and boasts of a power of 67.1 bhp at 5000 rpm. This motor also has a max. torque of 104 Nm at 4000 rpm that allows the automobile to accelerate faster in low range speeds and mid range speeds. The engine of this car has an electronic fuel injection control system as its base that makes it an efficient one. The electric power steering that this vehicle flaunts lets you drive it easily even in heavy traffic regions. The firm has also included McPherson Strut suspension at the front and the rear has a torsion beam to make driving experience very comfortable and offers good amount of balance even on roads that have uneven surfaces. The engine of Micra Active is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. 
 
While speaking about performance, the output of this car is pretty decent. This car can cross a mark of 100 kmph in 12 secs to 15 secs. It also has an impressive top speed, which might range from 150 kmph to 160 kmph. 
 
Suspension and Braking
 
The brand new Active hatchback series is easily manageable while driving it on heavily congested roads as it has the highly touted power steering that is chunky and responsive at the same time and has rack and pinion that are assisted by power. The braking system of this car is effectively taken care by the ventilated disc brakes on the front and drum brakes at the rear. The marque has also bestowed the Micra Active with the innovative ABS or antilock braking system that teams up with electronic brake force distribution as well as the brake assist to help you apply the brakes smoothly. With a sturdy McPherson Strut suspension and an efficient rear suspension, you will not feel much of the jerks when you drive across a pot hole or a speed breaker on the road. 
 
Verdict: While looking at all aspects of Nissan Micra Active, it’s hard not to fall for its decent exteriors. It is also loaded with impressive features like its fuel economy is quite satisfactory, has an impressive low radius turning and is easy to handle in city roads. However, the downside is that it’s safety features are not so impressive like Nissan Micra and it does not possess enough boot space. However, there is no denying about the fact that it is really an affordable choice for first time car buyers. 

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