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July 3, 2012: Nissan India that has launched the facelifted Micra in India at a staring price of Rs 4.79 lakh, has also introduced a low-cost version of the Micra called as Micra Active. Priced at Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Nissan Micra Active will lure the buyers who are looking for an affordable car with good features and quality. Nissan Micra Active is basically the pre-facelift version of the car, which has now been replaced by the new version, but rather than discontinuing the earlier generation, the company has decided to sale it besides the new Micra. But the Micra Active has now received different bumpers, airbags and ABS+ EBD, which makes this model too a feature rich one. However, the advanced features will only be offered with the top-end Active variants. Nissan Micra Active has been offered with 4 different variants priced upto Rs 4.71 lakh.  

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The Japanese carmaker, Nissan has launched a refurbished version of their premium hatchback. The new vehicle is being marketed with a trade name as Micra Active. The company has a massive manufacturing plant at Chennai and they also have a splendid fleet of cars in their stable. They have been prevalent in the Indian car market since year, 2005 when the company had launched their stylish SUV, X-Trail. The company stepped in the hatchback market in the year 2010, since then they are at a constant urge to grow bigger, and thus brings a refurbished model of its hatch. The refreshed model has received major of cosmetic changes that also includes few additional features. Overall it has been made more upmarket and it is placed strong enough to attract more customers. The Active model is launched only with petrol version, while there are in total four variants at the offering. The 1.2-litre, 1198cc, DOHC (dual over head cam shaft) based petrol mill has the capacity to generate about 66.64bhp of maximum power at 5000rpm and 104Nm of peak torque output at 4000rpm and is mated with a smooth and efficient five speed manual gear box transmission. This new hatch is an excellent combination of a new generation cutting edge technology along with exceptional designs and advanced features as well.


The refreshed model is packed with advanced features as standard that generally are available in any premium hatchback model including safety measures as well. The stylishly designed dual tone interiors with an amazing looking dashboard and an advanced instrument panel makes it look trendy. The incorporation of the ‘V-platform’ is one major factor contributing to the car's improved impact safety. It is designed to absorb the forces of a frontal impact, owing to the sophisticated crumple zones, while maintaining cabin integrity due to its highly reinforced body shell. There are quite a number of other safety aspects as well in this model lineup, which will ensure proper protection and security of all the passengers as well as the vehicle. The list includes airbags for the front passengers, ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), Brake Assist (BA), an engine immobilizer, follow me home lamps, security alarm and many more advanced safety features. The company is offering this wonderful new hatchback model series in quite a number of vibrant and refreshing color options. The list of these metallic and glossy paint options include a Brick Red finish option, a Storm White metallic finish option, a Turquoise Blue, Onyx Black, Aqua Green and Blade Silver finish option for the customers to choose from.

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  • Nissan Micra Active XL

    In addition to the features equipped to the XE trim, this variant has sporty front bumpers, both side external mirrors, front power windows, semi-drive computer, assist grips, a 12V power outlet, central door locking, and speed sensing auto door lock.

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  • Nissan Micra Active XV

    This variant comes with body colored ORVMs and door handles, full wheel covers, all four power windows, remote key less entry, music system with Radio, AUX-In and USB connectivity, front Speakers, passenger side vanity mirror, tachometer, rear parcel shelf and door ajar warning indicator. Beside these, all the other features are identical to those equipped in the XL trim.

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  • Nissan Micra Active XV S

    This trim has all the features that are incorporated to the XV variant. Additionally it has dual front airbags, anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist system along with driver seat belt warning indicator.

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Ed's Take: Nissan has worked on the fuel efficiency of the Micra Active and it has a better figure than that of the Micra, as it lighter.


The Nissan Micra Active petrol variants are powered with a performance packed 1.2-litre, dual over head cam shaft based engine, which has the ability to displace close to 1198cc, which is rather good for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This petrol mill is being claimed to generate an impressive fuel economy of close to 19.49 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions. This impressive mileage is going to be a strong selling point for this model as the populace in the country is mileage driven and they like those cars, which return a good fuel economy.

Power of Nissan Micra Active

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Ed's Take: The power of the Micra Active is similar to that of the Micra, however the Micra Active is lighter, so the outright performance will be better.


As we have already stated that the new Nissan Micra Active model series is available with only petrol engine, which delivers an amazing level of power and performance. The 1.2-litre mill, three cylinders, 1198cc, DOHC based engine with an Electronic Fuel Injection control system, has the ability to generate about 66.64bhp of maximum power output at 5000rpm and maximum torque of 104Nm at 4000rpm, which is quite good with perspective to drive in heavy traffic conditions. The engine is mated with five speed manual transmission, which allows smooth gear shift and assist in city drives.


Colors available with all variants of Nissan Micra Active
  • Brick Red
  • Storm White
  • Aqua Green
  • Turquoise Blue
  • Onyx Black
  • Blade Silver

Acceleration & Pick-Up

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Ed's Take: The acceleration of the Micra Active is decent, and it is better than the regular Micra petrol version.


In terms of performance, the petrol engine is tuned to generate a decent output while riding on city road. The engine offers nimble power and acceleration, which is usually expected out of this segment cars. The vehicle is launched with a 1198cc based petrol mill with an Electronic Fuel Injection Control system and a five speed manual transmission promises good performance and peppy acceleration. This allows the car to cross the 100kmph mark from standstill in about 12 to 15 seconds. On the other hand, the top speed is in the range of 150 to 160 kmph, which is quite impressive.

Nissan Micra Active Exteriors

Nissan Micra Active Exterior

The Nissan Micra Active is a small hatchback car model that sports stylish looks to its exteriors with dashing overall body line. The front facade has received quite a few changes that makes it look a better hatch than before. A unique design feature is the double-layer integrated grille, which provides a stylish and sophisticated look to the car, yet maintaining a classic shape. The stylish headlamps have been tweaked as well and now provides clear visibility to the driver. Its stylish body colored bumper has also been refurbished and now has a larger air dam that cools the engine faster and is flanked by air ducts as well, which further help in air intake also. The side profile also has neatly carved out wheel arches, which is fitted with steel wheels that are further equipped with tubeless radial tyres. The roof antenna also enhances the exterior look along with a large laminated front windscreen, which is equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers. The rear end also gets a wide windscreen as well along with a prominent badge of the company embedded on the boot lid along with the regular badging of the company, a rear body colored bumper and a tail pipe as well.


Exterior Measurements:


The overall dimensions of this new Micra seem to be small from the outside, but they are quite roomy from the interiors. The total length of this vehicle is about 3780mm, while the higher variant is slightly longer and is about 3801mm. This hatch has an overall width of 1665mm along with the outside rear view mirrors, while the total height is 1530mm. The wheel base of 2450mm creates lot of interior space, while the ground clearance of 154mm allows easy handling.

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Nissan Micra Active Interior

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Ed's Take: The interiors of the Micra Active have lesser features when compared to the regular Micra and this makes the Active cheaper than the Micra.


The hatch exhibits some new features added to its interiors. The new color scheme implemented inside, make the vehicle look more sportier and more attractive compared to the previous version. This new hatch gets a dual tone environment, while the dashboard gets a black finish, which is further incorporated with four AC vents, music system and controls of air conditioner. It also provides a roomy feel for the passengers inside. The small car is incorporated with some of the sophisticated features inside that ensure safety as well as comforts for its passengers. The all new Nissan Micra Active gets an “Active Safety Pack” that includes driver and passenger side SRS (supplemental restraint system) airbag, which operates automatically in the event of frontal impact. It is also bestowed with some of the features that include manually controlled air conditioning unit that keeps the temperature of the inside cabin under control. This new model is generously spacious, which can provide accommodation for at least 5 passengers with plenty of knee room and head room.


Interior Comfort:


Individuals who are looking for an affordable hatch without any compromise on its comforts features can consider this model. This version of Nissan Micra comes with a lot of leg space, head room and knee room that assures comfortable seating for all its passengers. While its wide seats are with premium fabric upholstery that provides a wonderful feel for all the occupants. On the other hand, it is blessed with some of the best in class comfort features such as a power steering, power windows, leather wrapped gearshift knob, adjustable rear headrest, internally adjustable external rear view mirrors, assist grips, stylish instrument cluster with tachometer, a 2-DIN audio system with USB interface, AUX-In support along with FM/AM player and many more such aspects. There are some other comfort features as well that include a semi drive computer, a rear parcel shelf, a 12V power outlet, a luggage room lamp, remote key less entry and so on. It is a perfect vehicle for families and individual those who look for an affordable hatchback in this segment. This will surely help the manufacturer to give a tough competition to other automobile manufacturers in the Indian markets.


Interior Measurements:


The interior cabin section is spacious which can host seating arrangement for at least five passengers. The company has built this model on an impressive wheel base of about 2450mm, which is the reason why there is a lot of leg space, shoulder room and knee room inside it. While its impressive height has contributed for creating a better headroom space. You can store all your luggage in the boot that has the capacity of about 251 litres, which is quite exciting.

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Engine and Performance

Ed's Take: The engine on the Micra Active is the same 1.2-litre petrol, but due to lesser weight the fuel efficiency of the Micra Active is higher than that on the regular Micra.

Nissan Micra Active is powered by a 1.2-liter petrol engine, which is efficient enough to churn out a maximum power output of 66.64bhp at 5000rpm and peak torque of 104Nm at 4000rpm. The engine is based on electronic fuel injection control system that makes it such highly efficient. Power is transmitted to front wheels via a five speed manual transmission.

Stereo & Accessories

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Ed's Take: The accessories on offer on the Micra Active as decent as it gets integrated music system and even keyless entry is an available feature.

The company has equipped the top end variant of this Nissan Micra Active model lineup with an advanced audio system with an USB interface along with an Aux-in port, a remote control and four speakers (2 – front and 2 – rear) also adds a roof antenna for FM Radio as well. Apart from this, there are other options that can be integrated at an additional cost such as a sporty rear spoiler, side profile graphics, stickers and decals, premium seat covers for all the seats, mud flaps, internal carpets made of rubber or other mats. Then there is leather or fabric steering wheel cover, car perfumes and many such accessories, which can be purchased at an additional cost from the Nissan India dealerships.

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Nissan Micra Active Wheels

The all new Nissan Micra Active is offered with the basic steel wheel rims fitted perfectly underneath its wheel arches. Its base and mid range variants are offered with 13 inch steel wheels that have tyres of size 155/80 R13 fitted over them. Its top end variant is blessed with 14 inch steel wheels fitted to its wheel arches and they are further equipped with 165/70 R15 sized tubeless radial tyres.

Braking & Handling

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Ed's Take: The braking on the Micra Active is good, even the top of the line model comes with ABS fitted in it.

All-new Nissan Micra Active hatchback series is very easily manageable through the heavy traffic congested roads in the cities with a chunky and responsive power steering, which is electrically power assisted rack and pinion. The turning radius of this hatchback is said to be one of the smallest in its segment with it only 4.65 meters. The braking system which is one of the most important aspect of any vehicle, and that has also been taken care of with a ventilated disc brakes at front, while the rear end gets drum brakes for efficient braking. Apart from these, the company has also bestowed this hatch with the advanced antilock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist as well, which further enhances the braking abilities of this hatchback. While the sturdy suspension of this hatchback series is a McPherson Strut for the front wheels, whereas the rear ones have torsion beam that takes care of any sudden jerks and potholes this car falls into.

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Safety and Security

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Ed's Take: Nissan has taken care of the safety bit, as the Micra Active has ABS and even airbag as a standard feature on the top model.

In terms of safety aspect, the company has put in lot of efforts and developed a safe car. The model is bestowed with some impressive safety features such as an engine immobilizer, driver and front co-passenger airbags with supplemental restraint system that helps in the deployment of this airbag. Apart from these, there are a few other features like central door locking with keyless entry, the driver side power window has an auto down feature with an anti pinch function, child safety locks for the rear doors, powerful halogen headlamps for enhanced visibility for the driver, side and front impact beams, an electrical power steering with tilt adjustment, seat belts for added safety of the passengers, front wash and wiper for the windscreen. Then there are quite a few other notification lamps such as a driver seat belt warning notification, a door ajar warning indicator, a low fuel warning lamp, a head lamp on warning notification and also a key remove warning indicator as well. Apart from these, the company has also given this hatchback the highly advanced ABS + EBD + BA system, speed sensing automatic door locks and many more such fun.

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Pros & Cons

Nissan Micra Active Pros :

1. An affordable vehicle for first time car buyers.

2. Decent looking exteriors with apt features.

3. Fuel economy is quite satisfying.

4. Low turning radius adds to its advantage.

5. Very easy to handle on the city roads.


Nissan Micra Active Cons :

1. Not so impressive safety aspects.

2. Interior plastic quality is poor.

3. Boot compartment is very small.

4. Authorized service centers are very few.

5. Absence of alloy wheels even in the top end trim.

Nissan Micra Active Specifications

Variants Transmission Engine Description Mileage Power AC Power Steering Central Locking
City Highway
Manual 1198cc
3 Cylinder 12 Valve
16.24 19.49 67.04bhp @ 5000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Manual 1198cc
3 Cylinder 12 Valve
16.24 19.49 67.04bhp @ 5000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Manual 1198cc
3 Cylinder 12 Valve
16.24 19.49 67.04bhp @ 5000rpm Standard Standard Standard

Nissan Micra Active Price

Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata
4,12,819 4,20,236 4,20,895 4,12,542 4,12,896 4,20,236 4,24,291   Get On Road Price  
4,42,037 4,49,974 4,50,114 4,41,717 4,42,114 4,49,974 4,54,316   Get On Road Price  
4,71,886 4,80,352 4,79,961 4,71,520 4,71,961 4,80,352 4,84,987   Get On Road Price  
Nissan Micra Active prices were updated on August 26, 2014
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  • Bad dealership experience!
    By Nikhil | |1017 Views
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    To start with, nissan con me by not giving me the promised acessories, I mailed them thrice for which nothing happened. Now the situation is the dealer is putting down my calls, and you can imagine how it feels when you call the dealer who used to call you before you buy the car and after the item is sold, your calls are been put down, I suggest never buy car from someone who don't respect their customers and never go for a brand who don'... read full review
  • A query on central locking
    By Ajay | |1150 Views
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    I am planning to go for Nissan Micra Active XE which doesn't have central locking, music system and power windows. For my budget the next version Nissan micra active XL is expensive. My question is: 1. What is the cost of installing central locking without remote locking? Music system + Power windows will cost me 20000 more. Nissan micra active XL + rear power windows + music system will cost me 530000.... read full review
  • Great Experience from INDORE to TATA NAGAR
    By Mariappa | |1676 Views
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    Look and Style: Great as i expressed in my previous write up. Comfort: It is again great i have clocked 1000 km in a single trip from TATA Nagar to Amaravathi, With bad road condition from TATA nagar to Raipur still i was able to drive 1000 km in a single trip up to Amaravati. I feel no need to explain further on confort. Pickup: It is Ok as when required with AC i never drow without AC. Mileage: I have calacilated total spend from INDORE to TATA... read full review
  • Good Car but bad and pathetic sales team
    By ghgh | |992 Views
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    Look and Style - good. Comfort - good. Pickup - good. Mileage - yet to find out, newly purchased. Best Features - overal good. Needs to improve : Salse and service. Overall Experience : unhappy.  I was looking for Nissan micra active XE, which is no where to be found, i was told the production of Nissan Micra active XE has been stopped and asked to go for the next variant Nissan micra active XL. Though our budget was for the XE variant, we had to... read full review
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