Nissan Micra Vs Chevrolet Beat – Which Is Better And Why ?

Nissan Micra, the global small car has been recently revealed by Japanese Automobile Major Nissan. It will be sold world over and produces at 4 locations globally. Its entrance into small car market in India further increases the competition with existing and new small cars. In this article, I will compare Nissan Micra with Chevrolet Beat, the new small car by Chevrolet India.

Nissan Micra Vs Chevrolet Beat

Nissan Micra Vs Chevrolet Beat Exteriors

Exterior styling of both Nissan Micra and Chevrolet Beat is beautiful and pleasing to eyes. While Nissan Micra is slightly more on the rounded curves and pleasing looks, the Chevrolet beat is more sharp and straight lined youthful styling. Both have a different visual appeal from each other. For a youngster, Chevrolet Beat may be more appealing whereas to a mature person, the elegance of Nissan Micra may appeal more than the Chevy Beat.

I personally like both of them alike and won’t be able to choose just on the basis of the looks. Lets compare further to make an opinion.

Nissan Micra Dimensions :

Length = 3780mm; Width = 1665mm; Height = 1530mm;

Chevrolet Beat Dimension :

Length = 3595mm; Width = 1595mm; Height = 1520;

Comparing the dimensions, its evident that Chevrolet Beat is more in length as well as height compared to Micra but lesser in Width. This gives more of a tall boy look to the Beat and a wide and comfy look to the Micra. For a taller person, Beat may appeal more, I personally prefer more width because of the interior comfort inside a wide car.

Nissan Micra Engine Vs Chevrolet Beat Engine

Engine Specifications of Nissan Micra:
  • 3 Cylinder HR 12 Nissan Engine
  • 1198 CC / 3 Cylinder / 12 Valve DOHC
  • Max Power output of 75 BHP @ 6000 RPM
  • 104 Nm Torque @ 4000 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual Transmission
Engine Specifications of Chevrolet Beat:
  • New Generation S-TEC II engine
  • 1196 CC / 4 Cylinder / 16 Valve DOHC
  • Max Power output of 80.5 BHP @ 6200 RPM
  • 108 Nm Torque @ 4400 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual Transmission

Comparing the engine specifications, the Beat takes the lead because of higher power output compared to Nissan Micra. Although the 3 Cylinder Engine helps keep the weight lower compared to 4 Cylinder engine,which may compensate for the comparatively lower power of Micra.

Nissan Micra Vs Chevrolet Beat Interiors

Interiors of both the cars are appealing and contain nice gadgetry. I personally find the Interiors of the Micra to be more elegant and classy compared with the Chevrolet beat. The Beat has been designed really nice from inside, but again, its looks more youthful and vibrant and less elegant.


Nissan Micra Interiors

In terms of width, Nissan Micra gives more elbow room whereas the Chevrolet Beat Gives more Head Room for taller passengers and drivers.

Chevrolet Beat Interiors

In terms of interiors, I would like to go with the Micra.

Nissan Micra Price Vs Chevrolet Beat Price

Price Of Nissan Micra In Delhi (Ex-Showroom)

  • Nissan Micra XE – Rs. 3.75 Lakhs
  • Nissan Micra XL – Rs. 4.25 Lakhs
  • Nissan Micra XV – Rs. 4.65 Lakhs

Price Of Chevrolet Beat In Delhi (Ex-Showroom)

  • Chevrolet Beat PS for  Rs. 3.34 lakhs
  • Chevrolet Beat LS  for Rs. 3.54 lakhs
  • Chevrolet Beat LT for  Rs. 3.94 lakhs

When comparing price, the Nissan Micra seems very pricey compared to the Chevrolet Beat. In this respect, I would like to say Chevrolet Beat is a better value for money. But if you compare the features of the top variants of both the cars, the Micra seems to provide some really nice features, but despite that, the Micra seems pricey.

Car Blog India verdict – Nissan Micra Vs Chevrolet Beat

In my personal opinion, Chevrolet Beat wins the comparison with its powerful engine, low pricing and overall features which make it a value for money proposition. But if budget is not a constrain for you and you want a wider and more elegant looking car, you can consider Micra.

For complete specifications of Nissan Micra and Chevrolet Beat, check out –

Nissan Micra Specifications, Features, Colours, Variants And Price In India

Chevrolet Beat – Specifications, Price, Looks And Features