Micra 2010-2012 XV Review
Nissan Micra is one of the leading hatchbacks in the country, which is blessed 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. 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. Nissan Micra XV Petrol is the top end version of the petrol engine car lineup and is loaded with some striking features inside and a charismatic bodyline on the outsides. In the Indian car market, Nissan Micra has also won the prestigious “2010 Small Car of the Year” award for the petrol variant. This shows that Nissan Micra hatchback has been liked by the Indian populace and has also won their confidence and loyalty. 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.
Nissan Micra XV Petrol has salient exteriors with a beautifully done up front façade that has a trimly done up front grille with chrome elements and a prominent Nissan badge affixed on it. The head light cluster is big and is powered with halogen lamps that can be adjusted according to the needs of the driver, while the front body colored bumper has been affixed with a pair of round shaped fog lamps, which enhance the visibility for the driver. The front windscreen is broad and also has 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 . The rear end has a windshield has a defogger with a rear wash and wipe feature and a curvy boot lid with the company’s logo fixed in the center. The tail lamp cluster is bright and tidily done up and makes the rear end of this Nissan Micra small car look compact yet attractive. The body colored roof spoiler also adds to the sportiness of this hatchback. The overall dimensions of this Nissan Micra hatchback seem to be small from the outside, but they are quite roomy from the inside. The total length of this Nissan Micra hatchback is 3780mm and its overall width along with the outside rear view mirrors is 1665mm. The total height of this Nissan Micra small car is 1530mm and its wheel base is 2450mm .
This Nissan Micra XV Petrol is the high end version and is obviously loaded to the gills with some exciting yet practical comfort and protective features for the occupants as well as for the vehicle. The Greige color scheme inside the car 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. As stated in a Nissan Micra review, this hatchback has a drive computer, digital clock and also a tachometer, which helps the driver in different ways. Apart from this, Nissan Micra small car 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 trains in the hatchback segment. This 1.2 litre HR12, dual over head camshaft, 3-cylinder 12 valve in-line petrol mill has the capacity to displace close to 1198cc . this drive train has been equipped with a electronic fuel injection control and an Electronic Concentrated Control System. This power train has the capacity to churn out a maximum power output of 74.48Bhp at 6000 Rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 104Nm at 4000 Rpm . This Nissan Micra hatchback has a smooth 5-Speed manual transmission gear box for simplified gear shifts. The excellent Nissan Micra Petrol Mileage is said to be around 18.06, which can be attained in standard driving conditions. This Nissan Micra hatchback with a petrol engine can achieve a top speed of around 160 kmph and this small car can reach from 0-100 kmph in just about 15 to 16 seconds, which is quite impressive.
Braking and Handling
This hatchback is very lively and 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 are 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, Nissan Micra XV petrol is been 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 Nissan Micra 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 Nissan Micra 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.
These features are one of the most vital and widely discussed aspects of any vehicle. The company has bestowed this Nissan Micra XV petrol with some very interesting and important safety features such as an antilock braking system with EBD and brake assist, front passenger airbag with SRS (supplemental restraint system)for added safety, 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, a couple of round shaped fog lamps integrated in the front bumper for better visibility in any weather conditions, an electric power assisted rack and pinion based power steering for better maneuverability and a lot of such very important protective features, which are advantageous for both the passengers as well as for the car. With such remarkable safety features incorporated in it, this Nissan Micra hatchback is being acclaimed as one of the most safe and reliable hatchbacks in its segment.
Nissan Micra XV petrol is the top end trim in its lineup and the company has bestowed it with some of the most advanced and impressive comfort features. The long list of these comfort and convenience features for the occupants comprise of a powerful and 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, electrically foldable as well as 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.
Spacious leg room and interiors, brilliant body line and a sturdy structure, plush interiors.
Mileage can be improved and pick up can be a bit better.