One of the most charming and top selling hatchback in the Indian car market is the adorable Nissan Micra. The company has blessed it with striking exteriors along with impressive interiors and a power packed engine. This hatchback is said to be doing incredible business for the company, since the time it was launched in year, 2010. Nissan India is the Indian arm of the Japanese automobile maker Nissan Motor Company and is been doing business since 2005. They have a manufacturing unit in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, wherein they make a few of their vehicles that are being sold in the Indian as well as some of the international car markets as well. The company had made its foray in the market by launching their muscular SUV, Nissan X-Trail, which was being sold as a completely built unit (CBU) and then have launched a few other vehicles as well. The prevalent Nissan Micra is said to be the 4th generation version and has sold more than five million hatchbacks, since the time it was launched in year, 1982 in other global markets. This Nissan Micra hatchback also exists in a number of other automobile markets across the world and is performing very well in all the countries it is being sold. Riding high on the impressive success of this hatchback in the country's lucrative car market, the company has now launched a more cultured and stylish looking 2013 Nissan Micra Facelift model lineup for the Indian buyers. This new 2013 model series is being offered in both petrol and diesel engine based versions and there is also a CVT gear box based automatic petrol engine version as well for the customers to choose from. There are four manual transmission based trims in the diesel engine based model lineup of this 2013 Nissan Micra Facelift model line up. Out of which, the Nissan Micra Diesel XV trim is the mid level version in the diesel engine based model lineup. This hatchback trim is loaded with some striking features inside and a charismatic body line on the outsides. This hatchback is said to be a well done up combination of remarkable exteriors along with a performance packed engine and exciting comfort and safety features.
The Nissan Micra Diesel XV variant has been given quite a few cosmetic changes to its outsides. The major changes are to the front with a spanking new radiator grille, which has a lot of chrome treatment on it. The salient exteriors with a beautifully done up frontage that has a trimly done up front grille with a prominent Nissan badge affixed on it. The head light cluster is big and is powered with halogen lamps, while the front body colored bumper has a wide air dam. The front windscreen is broad and also has a couple of intermittent wipers, while the top has been fitted with a roof antenna. The side profile has body colored outside rear view mirrors and door handles along with neatly carved out wheel arches, which house a stylish set of 14 inch steel wheels with tyre size 165/70 R14, which have a superior road grip on any terrain. The rear end has a large windshield and a newly designed LED based tail lamp cluster, which is bright and tidily done up and makes the rear end of this Nissan Micra Diesel XV trim look compact yet attractive. The overall dimensions of this hatchback seem to be small from the outside, but they are quite roomy from the inside. The total length of this diesel hatchback is 3780mm and its overall width along with the outside rear view mirrors is 1665mm. The total height of this facelifted small car is 1525mm and its wheel base is 2450mm.
This Nissan Micra Diesel XV trim is the mid level version and is loaded with some exciting yet practical comfort and protective features for the occupants as well as for the vehicle. The interior color scheme is elegant along with a comfortable seating arrangement for five passengers. The plush and comfortable seats are covered with premium upholstery that gives an upper class feel when you get inside. This facelifted hatchback model series has a drive computer, a digital clock and also a tachometer, which helps the driver in different ways. Apart from this, the Nissan Micra Diesel XV trim also has three cup holders (2 for the front and 1 for the rear), a couple of bottle holders, adjustable front seats along with front and rear head rests that can be attuned, rear parcel tray, vanity mirror for the front passenger, chrome finished interior handles that add elegance to the insides of this hatchback and a lot of other small and utility aspects, which will certainly entice the customers.
Engine and Performance:
The performance packed engine of this Nissan Micra hatchback has been acclaimed as being one of the most efficient and reliable power plant in the hatchback segment. This 1.5-litre K9K, single over head camshaft based in-line diesel mill has the capacity to displace close to 1461cc. This engine has been equipped with a common rail fuel injection supply system along with four cylinders. This engine has the capacity to churn out a maximum power output of 62.72bhp at 4000 Rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 160Nm at 2000rpm. This 2013 Facelift Nissan Micra Diesel XV hatchback has a smooth 5-Speed manual transmission gear box for simplified gear shifts.
Braking and Handling:
This 2013 Nissan Micra Diesel XV hatchback is very lively and is fitted with a peppy engine. It is very easy to maneuver in any traffic condition across the country. The power steering is very responsive and so are the brakes, which make driving a lot simpler and pleasurable for the driver as well as the other passengers as well. The braking system for the front wheels consists of ventilated disc brakes, while the rear wheels have been equipped with powerful drum brakes that makes this hatchback one of the most dependent cars in its segment. Apart from this potent braking system, this trim is blessed with an anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist for enhanced braking in any weather or road condition . On the other hand the robust suspension system of this small car is also quite strong. The front suspension comprises of McPherson strut, while the rear end has a torsion beam that keeps the vehicle steady even in bad road conditions. Another significant aspect of this hatchback is its turning radius, which is close to 4.65 meters and makes it very easy for the driver to maneuver the car in dense traffic as well.
The list includes a sophisticated music system with input functions like Aux-in, FM Radio along with 4 speakers and a roof antenna, an efficient air conditioning unit with air filter feature that cools the cabin swiftly and keeps dust away, an flexible power steering (tilt and telescopic), all power windows, internally adjustable outside rear view mirrors, luggage lamp, tachometer, digital clock, keyless entry, push button engine start/stop and a lot of other such impressive features, which will certainly lure the customers into buying this wonderful hatchback.
The company has bestowed this Nissan Micra Diesel XV trim with some very interesting and important safety features such as an antilock braking system with EBD and brake assist, front passenger and co-passenger airbags with SRS (supplemental restraint system)for added safety, an engine immobilizer for any unwanted intrusions into the car, security alarm that alerts you when something is going wrong with the car, driver power window with auto down as well as anti pinch features, central door locking, side impact beams, rear washer, wiper and also a defogger and a lot of such very important protective features, which are advantageous for both the passengers as well as for the car.
Pros: Decent leg room and interior aspects, trendy looking body line and a sturdy structure, impressive comfort and safety functions.
Cons: Mileage can be improved and pick up can be a bit better.
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
I saw the reviews on Cardekho and went to Surya Nissan , Bangalore for booking. I liked all the features. Almost comparable to Honda Amaze. July 11 , I booked the car. Colour: Turquoise Blue. Promise ...
Look and Style: The facelift has made Micra look neutral if not totally masculine. Looks great. With nice looking chrome grill and rear visor it looks great. Good looking chrome handle from inside. ...
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