Review: Is the 2013 Nissan Micra your ideal city runabout?

Posted on: Jun 14, 2013 - 8:58am IST

2013 Nissan Micra front view

The Nissan Micra has received a comprehensive refresh and we brought you the news just a week ago. We’ve also detailed the features the car comes with, the new color options and the engine lineup here. However, we’ve already driven the facelifted version and here is everything you need to know about it.

Is it still a girl’s car?

2013 Nissan Micra headlight

I’m happy to say No to that question. Part of the reason why the Renault Pulse (the alter male ego of the Nisan Micra) sells is because of its looks. Renault is going to have a tough time selling the Pulse now because the new Micra looks so much better. While we make it a point not to talk about looks in detail, here are a few points worth mentioning.

2013 Nissan Micra grill

1. The headlights see a major change for the good and I find myself associating the new Micra with plenty of other Nissan cars sold abroad. Complimenting the headlights is the new front grill which embodies the new Nissan ‘corporate’ look. The Nissan logo placed in a V-shaped chrome looks tastefully done. Sadly however, foglights are offered only on the top-end diesel model (this is actually a good thing as Nissan charged a friend INR 15,000 for the left hand side foglight – 30,000 for a set – when he crashed his Micra last year!).

2013 Nissan Micra bootlid extension2013 Nissan Micra bootlid extension addon

[Above – The new bootlip has been bolted on to the bootlid.]

2. Moving on to the sides, you find a new set of alloy wheels which looks pretty expensive. No, Nissan won’t offer the 16-inch alloys (sold abroad) even as an option.

2013 Nissan Micra rear LED lights

3. At the rear, the new Micra features LED taillights which look pretty good. Another thing I found was that the bootlid of the car has a new add-on to the lip, for extra panache. This has been bolted on to the bootlid. While it may sound gimmicky, it actually manages to look good.

2013 Nissan Micra alloy wheel

Overall, I’m really happy with the exteriors of the new Micra. 10/10? I should think so.

Head to Page 2 for the interiors of the new Micra.

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5 thoughts on “Review: Is the 2013 Nissan Micra your ideal city runabout?

  1. Agus Purwadi says:

    i have this car with automatic transmition.. bought since at Dec 25, 2013. Simple car and il like drive it..

  2. Rashid khan says:

    i have gone through the Nissan Sunny CVT, its a awesome driving. Micra CVT is also have same is coming with one variant

  3. Premgy Varghese says:

    One last word on pricing.. Maruti for some reason is the benchmark for the market. Anyone, pricing above competing maruti variant has tasted failure even for a superior quality product. Nissan better learn from the success of figo. It was undoubtedly the pricing that helped figo achieve the numbers. After all India is a volume sales market. Exclusivity is not ideal strategy here. All I meant is Micra cvt must not cost more than Ritz auto for any reason.

  4. yogesh says:

    Very Good Review! Been waiting for an update on the CVT version for some time. Im in the market for a AT hatchback. Looks like Honda Brio AT would be a better option, considering Honda service network & quality. Would appreciate any insights on the Brio AT mileage.

    1. Achyuth says:

      If you think Honda’s ASS is good, Nissan’s too is good. Though the coverage is a bit small when compared to the H, It’s still good. Brio, i would say is not the best one if you are looking for a Fuel Efficient hatch really. Or am I nitpicking ?! The decision is really up to you. In my test drive of the Brio AT, the transmission was jerky. Regarding quality, Micra is leagues ahead of the Brio. Wishing you all the best wishes for your purchase! 🙂


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