Nissan India had been a slow starter in India with only 2 models the Luxury Sedan Teana and the SUV X Trail both as CBUs for India. The Micra was the first small car that it launched for India and also set up a large manufacturing unit at Chennai jointly with Renault especially for the Micra. The Petrol Micra hit Indian roads a few months back is selling in decent numbers and Nissan is also exporting the Indian built Micras to many countries. Off late to play the number game in India every car model must have a Diesel variant and Nissan quickly realized this and got the Diesel version of the Micra. The Micra Diesel uses the tried and trusted 1.5 litre CRDI Diesel engine from its sibling the Mahindra-Renault Logan code named K9K. To know more read on the review of Nissan Micra Dci.
The Nissan Micra Dci from the outside is identical to the petrol sibling, its rather cute and looks very refreshing and has an sort of retro look to it. The Micras headlamps and the front end remind you of the Porsche, the cute pushed back rounded lights go with the overall rounded look. The large bumper up front looks sporty along with the air dams that go way down. A large round Nissan logo on the bonnet shouts its branding. The front grille is made up in two parts with a thick chrome strip running across Micras face. The side profile of the Nissan Micra Dci is very retro and has the classic round cut on the rear window quarter glass.
The round sloping roof and the rear end with its perfectly curved window and the slightly bulging tail lamps give it a Volkswagen Beetle kind of look. The rear as mentioned is very classy with the protruding tail lamps and a all new rear spoiler that the Diesel Micra gets. Also noteworthy here is the smart keyless entry where one can unlock the car without the keys by just pressing the button on the front door handle, provided you have the car remote with you, a real smart touch that even cars much bigger and expensive don’t have in India.
The Nissan Teana has this keyless entry feature. The roof also retains the boomerang shaped slits giving the top a aerodynamic touch. The other noticeable change is the addition of the 15 inch alloy wheels that help the drive in a big way, you will read about that in the drive part of my review.
At the rear you get the dCI badging that proclaims this car as the Nissan Micra Diesel. Fit and finish on the outside is very good, the doors open wide aiding a comfortable entry-exit. The Micra looks smarter now with the upsized 15 inched alloys that go very well with the cars overall shape and design.
The Nissan Micra Dci interiors also remain unchanged as compared to the petrol sibling. Interior of the Micra is very fresh and has a bright feel to it thanks to the use of light colors on the upholstery and dashboard plastics. The round theme is carried in the cabin and everything has a very round feel to it. The Instrument cluster is well designed and easy to read.
The MID or multi info display is placed in this cluster that tells you the trip meter, distance the car can travel with the diesel in the tank, overall average, and instant average of the car. The Steering now has the Nissan logo in chrome which the Petrol Micra still lacks, a fake metal plastic inserts on the steering and on the gear knob. The Climate control is again based on the round theme and looks very well designed.
The Nissan Micra Dci has a single glovebox and misses out on the extra glove box which is on the Petrol sibling has. MP3-FM radio comes as standard and the audio quality is very audible and clear and also has the AUX input port to connect your Ipod. The gear changer gets the fake metal touch and now feels much better to grip. Front seats are very comfortable but the driver seat misses out on the height adjust that the Petrol Micra has.
Rear seat is bench type with integrated headrests; these are not 60:40 split seats. Interiors are made of high quality material and the fabric used on the seats etc is also of good quality. The smart keyless start stop button is very clever touch so is the electric auto-fold mirrors on busy traffic city roads where you are always at the risk of touching the mirrors to a pedestrian or another vehicle.
Everything in here feels and works very well. A dead pedal-clutch footrest would have been more than welcome in here never the less the clutch is very light and not much foot pressure used to engage and change gears. Driver side airbag comes standard but the passenger side air bag is sorely missed. Overall the Nissan Micra Dci has a very roomy and fresh interiors among all other cars in its segment.
The clever thing that Nissan did was to utilize the Mahindra- Renault Logans Diesel engine on the Micra. This 1.5 litre CRDI engine codenamed K9K is an eight valve engine that produces 64 PS @ 4000rpm and generates 160Nm of torque as low as 2000rpm. The K9K engine is one of the most selling engines from the French car maker and has been doing an able duty on the Logans here in India.
This engine has the power to weight ratio advantage on the Micra as the Micra is much lighter than the Logan so performance and efficiency has drastically gone up. Crank the engine and the 1.5 dCI comes to life, the Diesel clatter is not very evident in the cabin thanks to the good job that the cabin noise dampers that Nissan has used. The engine is smooth and feels refined when revved.
Engage the first gear and the Nissan Micra Dci once on the move builds speed in a very sedate fashion, don’t expect instant pickup with the turbo kicking in but the Micra Diesel has a very linear power build up which is best experienced in the 2nd and the 3rd gear. Power is good enough and the pickup is good. Overtaking is easy and the Micra Diesel never feels out of breath. There is no turbo lag at any RPM as on a few 3 cylinder diesel small cars.
The drive feel is responsive and the Nissan Micra Dci sings away and crosses 100kmph easily on third gear. The upsized 15inch alloys also help in the drive quality and the car now feels very planted at all speeds. The Nissan Micra Dci touches the 100kmph speed barrier in about 15.3 seconds which is not bad at all. The gear shifts are positive and crisp and the ratios are tuned for a mix of city and highway driving styles. The suspension setup also remains ditto like that of the Petrol Micra, McPherson Sturt on the front and Torsion beams at rear iron out the bad roads that you put the Micra on.
The biggest USP that the Nissan Micra Dci has is the fuel efficiency figures that Nissan claims as the best in the segment. During my test run the Nissan Micra Dci returned with close to 22kmpl on the highway and close to 19kmpl on the city road conditions which is exemplary.
With the Nissan Micra Dci, Nissan surely is taking the Indian market very seriously. The Micra was always a very good car and now with the able Diesel engine plunked in makes it a irresistible car with super high fuel efficiency figures that none of the competitors can match yet and smart innovative features like the keyless entry-exit and button start-stop which even cars much bigger and costlier than the Micra don’t have.
Priced at Rs. 5, 85617 Lakhs for the XV and Rs. 6, 33849 for the XV Premium Ex Showroom Mumbai the Nissan Micra Dci sure is one of the best options that you can ask for currently if you want a Diesel Hatch that looks trendy and is high on efficiency too.
awesome car, great review and great pics ! thanks cardekho team !
Oh wow.......... Micra seems to be a good buy ! I missed it for sure......just bought Hyundai i10-Asta (previous model) for Rs.6.17 lacs on road in Bangalore
its different but not atleast better than I10.. U have done a great choice.. I have I10 have driven petrol version of micra i 10 is better..
Hi Guys, i10 is very super car, its best to drive, its good choice
Nissan Micra Diesel model : In this model car, is it any possible to get Auto gear?. For Booking and on road price at in THRISSURE how much it will come . Requesting you to please inform me on this mail address. Thanks and regards, Vijay
Hi Mr. AG Vijayan, we would like to inform you that booking amount for Nissan Micra Diesel is Rs. 50,000/-. The delivery time for the car is 1 month. You can drop us your contact number at firstname.lastname@example.org and our auto experts will assist you to provide you best deal on the car. Thanks
Nisan micra diesel looks very nice,in this model is it auto gear version is available ,like in gulf countries,if yes mail me the price.
Hi Mr. Sreenivas, This is in regards to your query posted on the website CarDekho.com, we would like to inform you that as of now Nissan Micra comes in manual transmission only there is no automatic transmission currently available. Thanks
this is a nise car i like i m intrested test drive in this car plz contac me
what are desiel prices on road in delhi.
please send me rates of MICRA
As a picture view it is solid one. what are desiel prices on road in Assam.
please send me rates of MICRA,exshoroom price calicut
please send me the ex showroom price Kolkata of MICRA
Hi Mr. Arunima Guha, we would like to inform you that as of now there is no Nissan dealer in Kolkata, the car can be purchased in Bhubhaneshwar city. You can contact the Bhubhaneshwar Dealer to get the exact quotations. The contact details of Nissan dealer in Bhubhaneshwar Dealer are : - Ananta Nissan, Address : 94 Pahal, Cuttak Highway, Bhubaneshwar 752 101, City : Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, Phone No : 0674- 2463229/219, Fax No : 0674-2586179, Email Id : email@example.com, Thanks
full opzn what showroom price and on raod
Hi Mr. Abdulla, We would like to inform you that the base model ex-showroom price for Nissan Micra petrol starts from Rs 4,05,500* (Ex-showroom Delhi) and the base Model price of Nissan Micra Diesel starts from Rs 5,58,500* (Ex-showroom Delhi). You can send us your contact number on our id firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our auto experts will assist you to provide you best deal on the car. Thanks
In continuation to Abdullah's enquiry in Micra Diesel (558500 ex-delhi), I am keen to know the onroad price for Nissan Micra XV Diesel in Chennai.
for micra waht showroom price and on raod
pls send how much total price on the road.
Hi Mr. Jamal, We would like to inform you that the base model of Nissan Micra petrol starts from the range of Rs 4,05,500* (Ex-showroom Delhi) and the Nissan Micra Diesel starts from the range of Rs 5,58,500*. Thanks
Dear User, You can also send us your contact number on our id email@example.com and one of our auto experts will assist you to provide you better deal on the car. Thanks
Wants on road price at Akola (MS) India near Nagpur(MS) India
What is the on road price in Kannur(kerala) for the diesel version.
hi, i am lookate one car for purchasing then reply me about performance of car micra petrol and diesel.
in this version auto gear model is available , if yes tell me the on road price or show room price.
Hi Mr. Sreenivas, We would like to inform you that Automatic transmission is currently not available in Nissan Micra, at present the car comes in manual transmission only. Thanks
I was very fond of the MICRA before the launch and was waiting for the introduction of the automatic gear as published in the pre-launch ads. But to my disappointment there was not any, and I went for the New Generation I-10. Now I feel the Micra is nowhere near the I-10. Just for gimmicks the Micra adds the feature such as touching the door handle to open by keeping the keys in pocket(nothing serious) And just to let you, autogear enthusiasts know, the Micra is available in autogear in foreign countries now. But those foolish Micra marketeers did not introduce this in India as they are still sleeping and have no market watch.Cheers
this is beautiful car
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I went to Petal Nissan - ahmedabad and have test driven the micra diesel.. good car but the sales team of nissan is extremely bad. It feels as if they are the customer. No one cares to even follow up. The attitude shown is very bad. If this is the case before the sale..... what about after sales service of nissan? I would not recommend any one to go for micra as of now.
nice car i like this car
my next car is Nissan Micra,
i like to this car.
Please also add fuel eff on road as tested by u and tantative maintenance coast years wise or Kilometer run wise.
What a kar!
It's a wonderful car,, when you gonna send it to Nepal, I'll be waiting for this car.
Just got one vista---the famous desi car----no ned to set any exemple !!!!
hello, i am roshan from bangalore, i would like to have a test drive of the beauty please do let me when and where or contact me on 9845506873. thanks regards roshan
CAR IS GOOD LOOKING WISE BUT WHAT ITS MILAGE/LT
Dear User, We would like to inform you that Nissan Micra Petrol gives mileage of 14.0 kmpl in city conditions and 18.0 kmpl on highways.Nissan Micra Diesel gives mileage of 18.5 kmpl on city conditions and 23.05 kmpl on highways. Thanks
I am a customer in waiting for Nissan Micra Diesel car .Is there any posibility to get a dealer for Kollam town since EKM and TVM are hours ride from kollam and wastage of time for us for all aftersales services.Please get an authoritative reply
pls give details of its suspension is it competent to our roads
The Nissan Micra has the same suspension setup in Diesel and Petrol. This is a made for India setup to take on the bad roads and all types of harsh conditions. The Micra has a very good overall suspension system on it. Thanks, CarDekho Team
Hi I'm planning to buy diesel hatch and I have shortlisted Ritz, Polo and the Micra.My concern is good mileage, seating position should be comfortable, decent boot space and value for money.Can you please suggest me which one is the best of the above.I even tried Figo/Punto but not fully convinced.
Dear User, We would like to inform you that Maruti Ritz is good in terms of mileage and rear comfort, the service and maintenance cost of Maruti Ritz is quite low as compared to Volkswagen Polo and Nissan Micra. The looks of Maruti Ritz are fabulous. The only set back of this car is that its boot space is less as compared to Volkswagen Polo and Nissan Micra. In terms of decent mileage and large boot space Volkswagen Polo stands as a favorable product. The car has has got decent mileage, excellent interiors and ample of boot space. The service and maintenance cost of Polo is quite as compared to Maruti Ritz. Nissan Micra is no doubt a good option. Stands as a value for money car in terms of good mileage, excellent comforts and ample of boot space. Thanks Thanks
the ritz owners have reported some problemetic gear shifts/ while micra suffers from an overall poor build quality. it doesn't sound solid exterior wise or interior wise. overall feel is of a small car. internal switches feel toy like. brakes are no good at all (at least in the vehicle i test drove). i feel the chasis will not be able to bear the vibrations of a diesel engine. polo is good but has low height. sitting on rear.. my head touched the roof. it has black interiors at top and light coloured at the bottom likely to get dirty in 1-2days of use. dealers are snobbish and look down upon you. why not swift or fabia?
1. What about Swift on overall performance with each factor above? 2. Also about Service & maintenance cost for Micra??? 3 What would be your overall rating for Micra, Swift & Polo - starting 1 being lowest & 5 bein highest... Regards, Prajakta.
how can take nissan dilership in lucknow
whew will come in lucknow
hi i want to test drive the car what i need to do?
Nissan is not doing a good job... There should be dealers everywhere in the nation.... I am from Siliguri but no dealers available to buy Nissan Micra.. Can you tell me how many years I have to wait to buy Nissan from Siliguri... I heard that Sales support is bad Nissan.. Improve your Branches, this may lay down your sales may drop down very early... People are eager to buy your car but due to servicing problem and dealership problem, all are moving to Hyundai and Maruti and so on......
one test ride
I am interested micra test drive.....,