Nissan Micra: Big Size Small Footprint


The Nissan Micra is well loved by first-time car owners and new drivers. Its small exterior dimensions make it easier to drive around the city and its affordable price make it easy to own. The car is easy to love with its strong Nissan brand of reliability and performance that is designed into a small package.

The Nissan Micra is designed for practically with a focus on modern essentials. The supermini has plenty of features to offer that will make driving a breeze in the city. Don’t let the small size fool you, The Nissan Micra has 5 doors and a 300L cargo capacity that is perfect for a small family.

Nissan is always known to over-deliver and with the Nissan Micra, they have placed it above and over the competition. The Nissan Micra features premium styling and performance that can only be found a tier above its class with its built-in advanced technologies.

Nissan has five trim options for the Micra starting from the Micra Visia, Micra Visia+, Micra Acenta, Micra N-Connecta and all the way to Micra Tekna.

The Exterior Design


Nissan is a strong leader in the automotive industry and is highly praised for its advances in automotive technology and safety and all of it has been applied to its humble but powerful Nissan Micra.

The bold sharp exterior masks the car’s small dimensions and gives it an aura of sportiness and speed. The sharp integrated headlights and aerodynamic sloping roofline give it character. The sharp chrome grille and cleverly hidden rear handle keep the car neat and simple while maintaining an aggressive stance.

The Nissan V-Motion Grille, The Signature floating roofline, the clear boomerang tail lights and LED running lights are one of the many examples where the Nissan Micra achieves the perfect balance of form and practicality with its intelligent design.

All Trim options have LED signature Daytime Running Lights equipped and electrically adjusted side mirrors as standard. The Visia and Visia+ are equipped with 15” Steel Wheels. The Micra Accenta and Micra N-Connecta are equipped with 16” alloy wheels. The N-Connecta features electrically folding heated side mirrors with integrated turn indicator.

The Nissan Micra Tekna is equipped with 17” alloy wheels, electrically folding heated side mirrors with integrated turn indicator and Rear-View Camera with Rear Parking Sensors. All trims are equipped with a sporty rear roof spoiler and Halogen Headlights with integrated LED day running lights.



The Interior Design


Nissan has pulled all the stops in the design of the Interior of the Nissan Micra. The premium designs of the Luxurious Nissan Altima has been echoed to the Nissan Micra giving the car an upscale interior with respect to its class.

Throughout all the trim offering Nissan gives the Micra a total makeover with the interior design from the previous generations. The dull, gray and boring dashboard is now replaced by a modern panel crafted from high-quality materials and a newly designed D-shaped steering wheel. All trim levels and variants are equipped with standard ISOFIX child seat anchors and 60:40 split folding rear seats.

All the trim level features USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The Nissan Micra Visia Trim features an all-black interior with a soft-touch upper dash. The basic trim level is packed with convenience features like intelligent automatic headlights, front electric windows, front console storage. The Micra Visia also has a height and telescopically adjustable steering wheel that is a premium in basic trim levels.

The Nissan Visia+ adds features to this Nissan Micra like manual air conditioning and Stop/Start Technology.

The Nissan Micra Acenta is the first trim level to be equipped with the 7” touchscreen display and it looks beautiful in the dashboard. The infotainment system allows for smartphone app integration and apple car play.  The Micra Acenta also has 4 speakers instead of the 2 speaker set-up from the Vista and Visia+. The Acenta trim also has interior chrome door handles and satin silver decoration on the gear knob, steering wheel, and air vents.

The N-Connecta is a trim level that is an upgrade of the Acenta featuring modern additions like an Automatic Air Conditioning system and replaces the standard 7” touchscreen display with a Nissan Connect Touchscreen Navigation and Entertainment System. The N-Connecta also adds LED ambient lighting for the front console storage and a premium leather steering wheel.

The Nissan Micra Tekna is the top end trim level which adds features on top of the N-Connecta. The top trim gives added touches of luxury and convenience to the already feature-packed Nissan Micra. The Tekna trim is equipped with intelligent key and start push button and also has leather accents in the door panels and dashboard. The gear knob and parking brake are all luxuriously wrapped in leather.

The Tekna’s striking feature is the premium entertainment system, steering wheel mounted audio controls and cruise controls. The Nissan Connect Touchscreen and Entertainment system is connected to a powerful BOSE personal audio system with 4 Bose Speakers and 2 Driver headrest speakers and soundstage control for the ultimate audio experience on the road.



Engine and Transmission



The Nissan Micra has three engine options across all trim levels. The engines are powered with either petrol or diesel and are paired with a manual 5- speed transmission

The 1.0L 71 Natural Aspirated Petrol Engine has 3 cylinders and an engine capacity of 999 The engine has a max torque of 95 Nm at 3500 rpm and mag engine power of 71 PS at 6300 rpm with a max speed of 98 Mph. The Engine, when mated to a Manual transmission, can provide a fuel consumption of up to 58.9 – 61.4 miles per gallon.

The IG-T 90 indirect Petrol Injection Turbo Engine has 3 cylinders and an engine capacity of 898 The engine can provide 140 Nm of torque at 2250 rpm and Max Engine power at 90 PS at 5500 rpm with its max speed at 109 Mph. The engine delivers 61.4 – 64.2 Miles per Gallon when paired with a manual transmission.

The DCI 90 is the Diesel variant of the Nissan Micra and displaces 1461 with 4 cylinders. The Diesel Engine provides a max torque of 220 NM at 200 rpm and mag engine power at 90 PS at 4000 rpm. The engine provides a fuel economy of 76.3 – 88.3 Miles per Gallon.


Final Verdict


The Nissan Micra’s bold character and aggressive stance take it a step above the competition in terms of styling, features, and performance. The strong Nissan brand promises customers with a reliable vehicle that delivers performance and premium features in an affordable package.

The Nissan Micra’s wide exterior and high head clearance make it a cut above the rest coupled with its amazing fuel economy that makes the vehicle a top choice for people buying their first cars. Its stiff suspension and upgraded torsion bar have improved its overall handling from the previous generation and the added modern features have elevated the Nissan Micra to popularity.


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Syed Zain

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