In India from 15th July 2010, Nissan has started its sale and it is going to play very crucial and key role in plans of Nissan for Indian Market. Japanese car manufacturer Nissan launched its first locally made compact hatchback ‘Micra’ priced at Rs 3.98 lakh to Rs. 5.29 lakh in Delhi. In India, it is a great year for hatchback. In the competitive market Chevrolet, Ford, Volkwagen, Honda, etc. have contributed to the variety of cars. And now, Nissan is trying its hand with its very own 2010 Nissan Micra. Micra is an A-Segment car with both petrol and agent engines.
The company said, “Nissan has adopted a uniform pricing policy across the country to offer a fair and equitable benefit to customers all over India. Thus, the ex-showroom prices will be uniform pan-India, except for states/cities where differential VAT, entry tax, octroi and other local taxes applicable would be levied extra.”
Nissan Motors India has launched its new compact car Micra in Delhi. With the launch of Micra, Nissan has entered the coveted small car market in India. The company had started accepting bookings for the Micra from 25 May, and the response for the car has been very encouraging so far.
The Nissan Micra is available in three variants XE, XL and XV and is priced between Rs 3.98 lakh and Rs 5.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new car will be equipped with a 1.2 litre petrol engine that generates 75bhp and a torque output of 104Nm @ 4000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox which helps achieve fuel economy and quick acceleration.
The Nissan Micra is the first car in its segment to provide driver airbag as standard on the basic variant also. The basic variant also flaunts a drive computer and tilt adjustable steering. The top end Micra features modern safety technologies like Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).
The car is produced at the company’s manufacturing plant in Chennai. Nissan has tried its best to keep the prices competitive by localising the content. In the end, Nissan managed to localize it up to 85 per cent, which is one of the highest among competition. Nissan Micra will compete with Maruti Swift, Hyundai i10 and i20, which are priced in the Rs 3.44 lakh and Rs 6.95 lakh bracket.
The global hatchback which is aimed at the urban youth is likely to do well in the Indian market. Deliveries of the new Nissan Micra will begin within days after the launch.
Features of Nissan Micra:
- Power – 76PS at 6000 rpm
- 1198cc, 1.2L Petrol Engine
- Torque – 104NM at 4000 rpm
Mileage and Fuel:
- Multi Point Fuel Injection
- City Mileage – 14 kmpl
- Highway Mileage – 18.6 kmpl
- Top Speed – 167 kmph
Nissan Micra Full Specification:
- 5 Speed Manual Transmission
- 5 seater small Hatchback
- Audio system with 4 speakers
- Manual and Auto AC System
- Dual Front Airbags
- Antilock Brake System
- Electronic Brake-Force Distribution
- Power windows
- Power steering
- Leather covered gear knob
- Digital Clock
- Interior Fuel Flap Control
- Low Fuel Warning Lamp
- Rear Sliding Seat, Techometer
- Front and Rear Door Pockets
- Engine Immobilizer
- Front fog lamps, security alarm
- Sporty Bumpers, Alloy Wheels
- Roof Antenna
- Front and Rear Power Windows
- Driver and Passenger Vanity Mirror
- Front and Rear Cup Holders
- Rear Wiper and Washer
- Electronic Door Mirrors
- Electric Powered and tilt adjustable Steering
- Front Map Reading Light
Nissan Micra Exterior Dimensions – length is 3,780mm, width is 1,665mm, height is 1,530mm and wheelbase is 2450mm.
Nissan Micra Body Colors – black, brick red, sunlight orange, silver, storm white, pacific blue.