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Report & Pics: Nissan launches 2013 Micra and Micra Active

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Nissan today launched the 2013 Micra at an event in Mumbai. An additional variant known as the Micra Active was also launched at the same time. The new Micra starts at Rs. 4.79 lakhs and the Active starts at Rs.3.5 lakhs. All prices are Ex Showroom Delhi. The Micra was first launched in India in 2010 and has sold over 43,000 units acoording to Nissan. During the presentation we were even shown a slide depicting all the previous gen Micras. Apart from that was a detailed presentation on the Xtronic CVT transmission.

Info presentation on the CVT Xtronic box

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Previous generation Micras

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Some key points on the new Micra:

  • The Micra is the first in its segment to come with Xtronic CVT technology
  • The 2013 new Micra will compete with B+ segment rivals while the Active will go head on against the B segment counterparts.
  • The 2013 Nissan Micracomes with the CVT gearbox has a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.34 km/l.
  • Available in 6 colours.
  • Driver Airbag standard across all variants of the Micra. (Good one Nissan)
  • ABS+EBD+ Brake Assist standard on all variants except XL
  • The new Micra now comes with LED tail lamps and a redesigned front end and grille.
  • The top variant diesel comes with side airbags as well

Head to the next post for detailed pictures of the new Micra models

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First lets take a look at the 2013 Micra facelift

Side view

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Front view. That new grille looks really good

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The dashboard. The piano finish on the centre console looks good

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LED tail lamp

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CVT box gear lever

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Front seats get separate head rests

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Upper glove box

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Pictures of the rear. Note the Xtronic CVT badge on the boot

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And now for the Micra Active. It is essentially the old Micra witha few changes

The front view. Note the restyled front bumper

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The steering and dash. Similar to the old model that we have seen

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Front seats get integrated head rests to keep costs low

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The rear seats

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The centre console with integrated music system. This was the XV variant on display

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And finally the rear. Prominent Active badging on the boot

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The Micra Active seems super VFM for the price really. It should sell well and even though its the old model, it still feels fresh with those updates

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Nice coverage. Do note that the restyled bumper on the Micra Active is available only on the top-end XV variant. Other models continue with the old style version.

Rs 3.5 lakh ex-showroom gives you a car as big as a swift almost but standard equipment includes only A/C and Power steering with Tilt.

Compare this price to say the Alto K10 or the Eon or maybe the Indica eV2, I would surely go for a more spacious and a newer hatch which is the Micra.

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Pricing of Micra Active:

The first two versions of the Micra Active look like the old version.

-Base XE trim(Rs 3.5 lakh) -It comes with body-coloured bumpers, black wing mirrors, an air-con, power steering with tilt adjust and an immobiliser.

-Mid-spec XL variant(Rs 4.01 lakh), comes with Front power windows, keyless entry, internally adjustable wing mirrors, adjustable rear headrests, a 12V power outlet and speed-sensitive central locking.

-The XV(Rs 4.30 lakh), comes with a New front bumper, body-coloured wing mirrors and door handles, full wheel covers, front and rear power windows, 2-DIN stereo with USB and Aux-in with front speakers, a passenger-side vanity mirror, tachometer, rear parcel shelf and a luggage lamp.

-The top end XV (Safety) version(Rs 4.71 lakh), adds a driver airbag, ABS and EBD, seat belt and door-open warning indicator.

(Source: Inputs from Autocar India).

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2013 Nissan Micra Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Diesel

XL: Rs 5.9L

XL (Option): Rs 6.43L

XV: Rs 6.9L

XV Premium Rs 7.14L

Petrol

XL: Rs 4.79L

XL (O): Rs 5.42L

XV CVT (Auto): Rs 6.39L

Nissan Micra Active Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Petrol only

XE: Rs 3.5L

XL: Rs 4.01L

XV: Rs 4.3L

XV (Safety): Rs 4.71L

(ACI)

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I am thinking to buy Petrol Micra active (XV-Safety) which is costing me aroung 5.20 lacs in Delhi, My priority is safety so it be micra as its have ,ABS, AIrBag, Break assist and etc.

Please advise, I shall go with the deal or expolore more. Micra after sale n service is not less than Skoda and expensive too.

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My pick would have been the same in its new look or may be wait for the Grand

Hyundai is surely better than Nissan on many accounts.

Thanks, I will wait for Grand and will compare with Brio as safety is my first priority.

Brio may cost extra 50k however, additional features like defogger, alloy wheels and more market presence n less service issue.

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New Micra XE Diesel launched at Rs.5.57 lacs only:

Nissan has launched the basic (XE) entry level trim of the diesel powered Micra, which was facelifted recently. The XE trim retails at Rs. 5,57,390/- (ex-showroom, Delhi). This addition of the XE trim sums up to a total of 12 variants for the Micra including the petrol variants. The introduction of the lowest variant for the Micra diesel comes just a day after the launch of Hyundai Grand i10, which is priced at Rs. 5.24 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the basic Era diesel variant. The Micra even after getting a significant facelift couldn’t find many buyers and now the competition is getting stiffer, hence the move.

Nissan hasn’t released the XE trim for the petrol powered Micra. Until now, the XL trim was the basic trim of the Nissan Micra diesel, which costs Rs. 5,99,900/- (ex-showroom, Delhi). There is a significant price difference of around Rs. 40,000/- between the XE and XL. The Micra XE comes with bare basic features. The highlights of the basic trim includes chrome plated radiator grille, tilt steering, drive computer, driver airbag, immobilizer, follow me headlamps, dual horn, etc.

-IAB.

Edited by dr_nishu

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