Nissan has officially announced the Nissan Micra diesel variants in the Indian market. The booking for the Micra diesel is officially open from 8th November, 2010. The Nissan Micra Diesel is available in two variations, XV and XV Premium. After the success of the Nissan Micra petrol version, company had decided to produce Nissan Micra Diesel version. Latest Micra Diesel equips with the CRDI diesel engine which currently powered to Mahindra-Renault Logan, and 1,461cc diesel engine which creates 65 Bhp.
The CRDI Diesel Micra will be a scorcher with its 80 Bhp and 185 Nm powering it to a 0-100 timing of 13 seconds and a top speed of almost 160 Kph. The XV dCI comes with many features including driver side airbag, manual AC, power windows, music system and black interiors and XV dCI premium comes with climate control, 15 inch alloys, driver side airbag, push button start, keyless entry, auto retractable mirrors and beige interiors. The vehicle’s 1.5-litre diesel engine brags of a fuel economy figure of 23.08 kmpl which is the best in its class.
The diesel variant of Nissan Micra has INR 50, 000 extra as compared to Nissan Micra patrol version. The Nissan Micra Diesel XV is available at price tag of Rs. 6.45 Lakh and XV Premium is available at price tag of Rs. 6.90 Lakh. Nissan Micra Diesel variants includes most of the standard features and electric parkand fold mirror, door mirror electric adjustment, auto AC, greige colour interior scheme, intelligent key with push button ignition, front passenger airbag, ABS, EBD, BA, front fog lamps and security alarm.
The Nissan Micra is available in six different eye-soothing shades like sunlight orange, blade silver, storm white, pacific blue, onyx black and brick red. The colour of body is spread all over the exterior including rear view mirrors and door handles. It is a five seater small rear door model with spacious passenger room. The Nissan Micra exterior sizes are – its length is 3,780mm, width is 1,665mm, height is 1,530mm, and wheelbase is 2450 mm.
The main interior features of the Nissan Micra diesel are Auto AC, Comfortable Seats, Electric Powered and tilt adjustable Steering, Interior Fuel Flap Control, Front and Rear Power Windows, Low Fuel Warning Lamp, Takeaway Convenience Hook, Passenger Side Front and Rear Grab Handles, Rear Sliding Seat with 60:40 Split, Driver and Passenger Vanity Mirror, Electric Heated Door Mirrors, Front Map Reading Light, etc.
Nissan Micra Diesel Specifications In India
- Engine: The car sports a 1.5 Litre dCi engine which is also powering the very successful Renault Logan.
- Max Torque: 160 Nm at 2000 rpm
- Top speed: 155 kmph
- Acceleration: 15.9 seconds (0-100 kmph)
- Transmission: Manual, 5 speed
- Displacement: 1461 cc
- Max Power: 65 hp at 4000 rpm
- Fuel Efficiency: 23 kmpl
Comparison of Nissan Micra Diesel with Maruti Swift Diesel and Hyundai i20 Diesel:
|Nissan Micra Diesel 1.5 DCi||65 hp at 4000 rpm||160 Nm at 2000 rpm||155 kmph||15.9 seconds||Rs.6.45 – Rs.6.90 lakhs (ex-showroom Chennai)|
Maruti Swift Diesel
|75 hp at 4000 rpm||190 Nm at 2000 rpm||167 kmph||13.9 seconds||Rs.4.99 – Rs. 5.36 lakh (ex-showroom)|
|Hyundai i20 1.4 CRDi||88.7 hp at 4000 rpm||219 Nm at 1750- 2750 rpm||163 kmph||13 seconds||Rs.5.75 – Rs. 7.86 lakh (ex-showroom)|