Nissan launches new Micra, Micra Active for Rs 503,000

by Rivan RS, Autocar India 08 Aug 2018

Nissan has updated its Micra hatchback in India. Called the Micra and Micra Active, the models are priced between Rs 620,000 and Rs 790,000, and between Rs 503,000 and Rs 598,000, respectively.

There are no styling tweaks and the only change on the new models is the addition of turn indicators on the outside mirrors. The top-spec Micra petrol-CVT also gets a rear spoiler now.

In terms of safety kit, both models now get dual front airbags as standard across the range (the earlier models had only a driver’s side airbag on lower trims), a driver’s seatbelt warning indicator and a speed warning. With this update, rear parking sensors are also standard across all variants.

The Micra XV and Micra Active XV (the top-spec trims) are now equipped with a 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink. This infotainment system was earlier offered on the limited-run Micra Fashion Edition that was introduced in September 2017.

The Micra Active is still powered by the same 68hp/104Nm, 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The Micra gets two engine options – a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol that makes 77hp and 104Nm of torque (mated to a CVT automatic), and the eponymous(Renault-Nissan's) K9K 1.5-litre diesel producing 64hp and 160Nm of peak torque, paired to a five-speed manual gearbox.

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