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Nissan Micra Active – A Small, But Powerful Performer

The Japanese car manufacturer Nissan Motors recently dazed automobile enthusiasts and patrons by releasing a revamped and improved version of their premium automobile, Micra, at a very low price. The new Nissan Micra a great performer for Nissan Motors.

The revamped version of Micra is constructed on the V platform of Nissan Motors. The two layered integrated grille, body coloured bumper with an oversized air dam and air ducts, large wheel arches, a roof antenna, laminated front screen and the wide screen at the rear all add to the flashy look of the automobile. The Nissan emblem is noticeably represented on the boot lid.

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Though Nissan Micra Active appears tiny from outside, it is quite spacious on the inside. It can accommodate five persons comfortably with enough legroom and headroom. The twin tone interiors and the black dashboard look pleasing. Though the seats are well padded with high quality cloth, they call for higher thigh support. It has a boot capability of 251 liters, which is laudable.

The Micra Active is powered with a 1.2 liter, three-cylinder twin Overhead Cam Shaft (DOCS) 1198 cc gasoline engine that generates a maximum power of 86 PS at 4000 RPM and a torque of 104 NM at 5000 RPM. The engine is mated with a five-speed manual transmission gearbox. This powerful engine yields an average mileage of 16 to 19.5 kmpl. The maximum speed is hundred and fifty to one hundred sixty km per hour and it crosses the 0-100 km per hour mark in about thirteen seconds.

This car is packed with safety options like front twin airbags, disc brakes, Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Brake Assist, engine immobilizer, follow-me-home lamps and speed sensing door locks, central locking and a security alarm among others. The other features include power-assisted steering, power windows, leather wrapped gear knob, adjustable rear headrests, adjustable external rear view mirrors, assist grips, trendy instrument cluster with tachometer. For entertainment, music system with USB interface, aux-in support together with FM/AM player is given. A semi drive laptop, rear parcel shelf, a 12V power outlet, baggage space lamp and remote keyless entry are other features.

It comes in four variants, specifically – Nissan Micra Active, XL, XV and XV The price range starts from Rs. 3.5 to Rs. 4.7 lakh. It offers extremely competitive value, lower maintenance prices, superior fuel efficiency and a wonderful driving experience. It competes with the likes of Hyundai i10, Maruti WagonR and the Chevrolet Beat in the hatchback segment. In short, the Nissan Micra Active is an ideal car for the city dweller as it can negotiate the busy traffic easily.

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