Micra 2010-2012 Diesel XV Premium Review
Nissan has the production Micra started in mid 2009 and since then there has been no looking back. The hatchback is a car with a difference and has made the presence of Nissan in the largest passenger car market. Indians being gaga over diesel the Nissan Micra Diesel XV Premium is the answer to the demands of curvy Indian car market. Nissan motors has won aplomb for the sporty looking Micra. The car is no different than its petrol model just the dci badge on the rear is what classifies it. The Micra is directed towards youth of india who prefer small car which is economic and is easy on pocket as well. The key less entry and start stop button is what makes this car technosavvy and the vibrant colours which are part of the palette which are very different than the customary colours usually present in the catalogue are part of the jazzy package. This car is small but buzzing with features which can give any up market sedan run for its money. Micra has changed the outlook of the car buyers towards Nissan forever. The car has curves literally and has no sharp edges and corners which makes it different from its competitors in the hatchback market. But rounded look doesn’t give it a soft look but enhances its brawn all the more. The car is cheerful in its look and the innovative design has a winner in the making. The car goes easy on pocket and has fuel economy in its tow. The selling point of the car is its style durability and practical approach to the technology when it comes to comfort and safety on the go plus the looks to woo daily commuters who don’t want to compromise special features for the style. The car is a complete package with looks to go with. Indian auto market is brimming with competition especially when it comes to small cars but Nissan Micra has already carved its own niche in the flood of cute small cars.
Nissan Micra Diesel XV Premium is top model in the diesel variant line up. The car is a winner when it comes to looks. The car is unique in its own way and has round theme all the way embedded in its exterior design. The arch shaped windows are different and stylish . The front fascia is well rounded and yet stylish and has differently designed grille which is double layered. The diesel variant comes with body coloured spoiler and the vibrant colours add energy to the overall look. The logo of Nissan is eye catching and the clear lense headlights are complete the front bonnet look. The rear completes the hatch look and roof sports a twin boomerang design which adds tensile strength to the overall frame of the car. The car sports 165/70 MRF tyres with fourteen inch alloys which make the side look complete. The concave mirrors are well placed and add further charm to the look. The best part of the deal is the jazzy colour palette which is brick red, storm white, pacific blue, onyx black, sunshine orange and blade silver. The car is 3780 mm in length and 1665 mm in width. The car is tall at 1530 mm and has a wheel base of 2450 m m.
The car is winner even when it comes to interiors. As its exteriors its interiors are also freshly styled and intelligently mated to the overall look of the car. The car retains its DNA on the inside as well and the oval design continues which is also how the cabin of the car is designed. The stylish design is uncluttered and the technologically advanced features are added to the car to make it go with the times. The colour scheme is dual toned which is black and greige which is sophisticated and gives roomy feel to the car interiors.
Engine and performance
Nissan Micra Diesel XV Premium sports 1.5 litre, 1461cc, 8 valve, SOHC in line diesel engine . The engine is powerful and churns out 63bhp at 4000rpm and maximum torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm with five speed manual gearbox. The car gives a good mileage of 23.08kmpl . The car accelerates easily through slow lane traffic and is a delight to drive on highways. It gives a sturdy power on off road terrain and is worth its while when it comes to cruising the car on sharp turns. The engine is a winner when it comes to vibration and noise and doesn’t pose problems.
Breaking and handling
The car comes fitted with customary ventilated disc brakes in front and drums brakes in the rear . The car is easy to handle and is fitted with standard Mc Pherson strut suspension in front and torsion beam in the rear. The car swallows bumps on road easily for a pleasant drive.
The car has left no stone unturned when it comes to safety and security. It comes fitted with all the advanced features to ensure a secure ride viz. Anti lock braking system, brake assist, child locks, anti theft alarm system, driver and passenger airbags plus very sturdy side impact beams.
The car has all the features to ensure utmost convenience hence the car sports power windows with power steering plus automatic climate control, accessory power outlet, rear seat head rest, remote trunk opener, remote fuel lid opener and rear reading lamps. The car ensures comfortable ride and all the technosavvy features take care of the luxury part of the comfort. Advanced stereo system with aux-in support adds further jazz to the youthful appeal of the car . A perfect passenger car for those who want to ride in style.
The car is a winner hands on with its comfort and quality drive experience. The price tag is justified and all the technologically advanced features are added to ensure value for money.
Nissan is yet to improve its service facility which is a major problem after buying the car.