Polo vs Micra – The battle of the hatchbacks!

Polo vs Micra

Volkswagen and Nissan, both happen to be global leaders when it comes to the manufacturing of automobiles across the globe. The companies are famous for building quality cars right from the hatchbacks to sports cars. Since both these companies are known for producing optimum sports engines, all their cars happen to have a tinge of sport in their engines.

Now coming to the most popular hatchback cars in the country, there happen to be many in this category, but which amongst them is the best? Well, Micra by Nissan and Polo by Volkswagen are amongst the two best and the most popular hatchback available in the country today. Both these cars have a number of features that are distinct from each other and vary in several aspects. Here is a list of features where both these machines vary:



The engine of this car comprises of ample power which again varies with the fuel variant. The car is available in the petrol and the diesel fuel variant as well. The petrol engine happens to have a capacity of 1.0 L & there also is a 1.2 L turbocharged engine variant in the petrol fuel type, and the diesel engine has a capacity of 1.5 L. Both these fuel variant engines are available in automatic as well as, manual transmission. These engines offer a 5-speed automated and manual transmission.



The new Nissan Micra is available in variants of diesel and petrol, due to which, the engine capacity varies from 1.2L to 1.4L. The engines of this car on the basis of petrol and diesel are, 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder engine with 77 PS of power and 104 NM of torque is the petrol engine and a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder with a power of 64 PS & torque of 160 NM is the diesel engine. The petrol engine variant of the car is a 5-speed automatic transmission while the diesel engine comes in with a 5-speed manual transmission.



The new Polo has a design that is unique and is more appealing than the other hatchback cars in this segment and price range. The car has a small front grille that is placed right in the center of the overall front, the grill is a black alloy grille with a striped pattern. The car has pentagon shaped headlamps that are slightly curved from the edges and gives the entire front of the car a sporty look. The wheels of the car have a 10-section alloy design and the alloy adds strength to the wheels of the car.

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Micra being a mid-range hatchback car has a really good design and Nissan has a reputation for crafting beautiful sports cars, has maintained its reputation here. The car has a sporty front grille with the chrome accents and dynamic headlamps. The car has an overall sporty design, but with that, it also is the definition of power. The car has diamond cut alloy wheels that are light in weight and high in strength. There also are direction indicators on the side mirrors of the car and the car also has a spoiler on the rear window.


The price of this car ranges from 5.5 to 10 lac INR.

The price of this car ranges from 5.3 to 7.8 lac INR.