Nissan Micra Active
Simple, smart and modern, the Nissan MICRA ACTIVE is a hatchback that is more affordable than its earlier avatar and packs in good features and quality. Remarked as the low-cost version of the premium hatchback Nissan Micra, this is an entry-level B Segment car that competes with likes of Maruti Wagon R, and Chevrolet Beat. Micra Active car comes in three petrol variants and six colors, namely, turquoise blue, storm white, blade silver, aqua green, onyx black, and brick red. Easy on pocket considering the immense features it packs in.
Powered by a smooth and efficient 1.2-Liter petrol engine, Micra Active delivers 68 PS and 104Nm of peak torque output. Along with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box, the Active offer smooth gear shifts and superior performance. The engine is best for city driving and fuel-efficiency is great too.
Suitable for city drives, the Micra Active can clearly be stated as a comfortable car for the harsh traffic conditions. It is a perfect urban hatchback and a smart variant to Micra, both mechanically and functionally. Designed to be clean and efficient, the acceleration of this car is superior and crosses 100kmph in just 13 seconds. On low traffic roads, you can expect to top the speed of 150 to 160 kmph, which is very impressive.
A peculiar sporty design, the Micra active scores high on the style front. An elegant body with tasteful chrome accents make up for a fresh look. Body color bumpers in the front minus fog lamps and the rear give it a sporty and clean look. However, unlike its expensive counterpart, it carries a simple black grille and no chrome. All in all, Micra Active presents a perfect combination of superior technology + quirky design + advanced features.
The Micra Active comes with a plush feel and offers all the features that are standard in this segment. Its V-platform ensures exceptional safety. Fitted with a power steering, the car is sturdy in design and comes with several standard features for comfort. Airbags for the driver and front passenger, ABS, front cup holders, A/C, heater and an engine immobilizer, and a security alarm. It’s quite spacious cabin ensure five people seating comfortably. Easy to drive on the city roads, the light steering adds to the comfort for a driver.
All its variants come with a petrol engine and have a fuel tank capacity of 41 litres. Since the Micra Active is lighter than its predecessor, it promises to be more fuel-efficient. It can deliver a mileage of 19.5 kmpl on highways and 16.5 kmpl intra-city. For the mileage-obsessed Indians, this feature is sure to win several hearts.
Nissan Micra Active base model is priced at Rs. 4.8 lakh (Exshowroom, Mumbai) and top end variant is priced at Rs. 5.5 lakh. Considering that it’s a bigger car than the rest in the segment, you can say this car offers a value for money.
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