Nissan Micra Active is the cheaper variant of the Nissan Micra. If you are looking for an entry-level car with little frills and an average riding experience, then we suggest that you look at this hatchback closely. While it may not give you an exciting riding experience, it surely will help you to reach from point A to point B effortlessly through the heavy city traffic. The compact size of this car makes it a quintessential city car. Its smaller dimensions not only allow you to zigzag through heavy traffic but also park it in tight spots without breaking a sweat.
This car looks similar to the Nissan Micra with some minor variations. While the split engine grill and the big headlamp cluster looks the same, this model does not have the chrome V shaped decoration embedded in the middle of the grill that you will find in the Micra model. The side and back profile of this car is indistinguishable from the premium Nissan Micra, except for the trendy looking rear spoiler, which you find in the Micra Active model. Additionally, the wheel size of the Nissan Micra Active is only 13 inches, which is 1 inch less than what you find in the Nissan Micra.
Nissan Micra Active is an entry-level hatchback and it shows in the way it is furnished. The designers at Nissan have used plastics in galore to furnish the interior of this car. The dashboard, inside panel of the doors is covered with average quality plastic panels. The seats have fabric covers and the seating space is similar to the one that you find in the Nissan Micra. If you want to take a long drive in this car, try to sit in the front, otherwise, you will feel your legs go numb as the rear seats lack thigh support. This car is designed for the youth who want to buy an entry-level hatchback for their first driving experience.
The Nissan Micra Active is a small and light car and it is easy to handle, which makes it so popular amongst the first time drivers. This car is available only with petrol engine (unlike the Micra model, where you can buy it, with either diesel or petrol motor). It is blessed with a 1.2 L engine that can churn out its highest power capacity of 75.94 bhp, which gives a torque of 104 Nm. Unlike the Micra model, the Micra Active is available only with a five-speed manual transmission (in the Micra you can get an automatic transmission gearbox if you buy the higher petrol trim). Although the engine is not very powerful, it is adequate for intercity travel where you need more manoeuvrability rather than huge power. The gearbox is smooth and there is very good power output at both lower as well as higher revs.
Nissan Micra Active is designed for the first time drivers who are looking for an entry-level car to hone their skills and get a reliable car for their daily commute. The price range of this car is Rs. 5.07 lakhs to Rs. 6.02 lakhs (approximate). The main competitors of this car in the market are Honda Brio, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, and TATA Bolt.