Spy Shots – Stripped-down variant of Nissan Micra spotted in Chennai

Nissan Mircra Base variant (Spied)

Spy pictures of the Nissan Micra are already floating on the net, some even released by the Pulsar-Club of Thailand where the car was brought up for some promotional video shoot and testing purpose. Recently, our good friend at IndianAutosBlog shared some spy shots of the low-cost Micra (codenamed G02A) caught testing on the streets of Chennai. The folks here report the upcoming base-variant of Nissan Micra is likely to be christened as ‘Active’.

Although the thin camouflage at the front hints at a subtle change for the Micra Active, the rear end is exactly same as the existing model. Since this one is a low cost version some of the mechanical systems in the car including the power steering is been made in India. Also the luxury features like keyless-entry and start-stop system may not be a part of the package.

Furthermore, to reduce the costs, Nissan is planning to omit the DriverSide Airbag that is currently standard across the Micra range. We also expect the stripped-down Micra to lose out on some of the NVH material and chassis safety structures that are currently designed for stricter European norms. Thus, expect a bit more cabin noise than before. The engine and the chassis will remain same as it is on the current Nissan Micra. The newer version Micra will also bare a new name.

With the low-cost version of Micra, Nissan plans to target the low-priced hatchbacks already in the market which brings it in competition to Hyundai i10, Maruti Suzuki WagonRand Chevrolet Beat. The stripped-down variant of Micra is expected to be upto Rs. 70,000 cheaper than the current Micra, the Micra Active might be launched in the next-few-months.
Check out more spy pictures below the jump.


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Nissan Mircra Base variant (Spied) - RearView

Nissan Mircra Base variant (Spied) - SideView