When we all were eagerly waiting for the new generation, Nissan Micra which was unveiled last year and already launched in some other parts of the World already Nissan decided not to launch it in the Indian market yet. Instead what you do get is the updated Micra facelift which is already on sale in our Indian markets.
The Japanese manufacturer is all set to introduce the updated 2017 Nissan Micra on June 2nd in India. Nissan has given the Micra few updates on the exterior as well as interior and although we are still in doubt but there could be a possibility of Nissan reducing the prices of this updated model and make it more accessible. Besides all these the main highlight of the updated car will definitely be its connected features which Nissan will install. So to know more about the updated car and its connected features go through the overview of the car and the current updates we have about the upcoming hatchback.
02.06.2017 :- Nissan India has launched the updated Micra hatchback for the year 2017. It comes with few cosmetic and feature updates. We have updated the review with all the information
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Unfortunately, the 2017 Nissan has not received any cosmetic updates so I I am afraid you all will have to deal with the old styling of the car. Nissan gave updates to the Micra hatchback back in 2013, and quite sincerely it hasn’t received any changes since then. The car will continue with the same front face which gets that wing like headlamp shape and sporty bumpers. What makes this car perfect for City traffic is its compact dimensions. Expect Nissan to throw some new colours to the lineup and even a new set of alloy wheels for the top end trims.
NEW FEATURES ON THE 2017 NISSAN MICRA INCLUDES
– Automatic Headlamps
– Rain sensing wipers
– Lead me to the car button on the remote key of the car
– Speed sensing door locks
Nissan Micra Facelift 2017 Dimension
Now, this is where you all can expect some serious changes, for quite some time now Nissan has been leaving a hint on their social media pages that they will soon be launching advanced connectivity features for some of their products like the Micra, Sunny and Terrano. To our disappointment Nissan hasn’t made any changes here as well but it does get a new steering wheel with integrated Audio controls. and colour accents on the dashboard to increase the visual appeal of the cabin.
Besides the new additions the Nissan MIcra like we already explained above also gets a Rain sensing wipers, keyless entry and push-button start/stop, auto air conditioning controls, follow me home headlamps.
The Nissan Micra is currently offered with a 1.2 Litre, three cylinder petrol engine which produces about 77 Ps of peak power at 6000 rpm and 104 Nm of torque at 4400 rpm. The diesel variant, on the other hand, gets the 1.5 L Turbo unit which is capable of producing 64 Ps of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 160 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. The petrol variant is paired only to a CVT Automatic transmission while the 5 speed manual transmission comes as standard with the diesel variant
2017 Nissan Micra Facelift Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 L 3-cylinder Petrol||1.5 L Tubro 4-cylinder Diesel|
|Power||77 PS||65 PS|
|Torque||104 Nm||160 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||CVT (Automatic)||5-speed Manual|
2017 NISSAN MICRA FUEL EFFICIENCY FIGURES
There won’t be any mechanical changes under the hood and thus there won’t be any changes in the fuel efficiency figures as well. The Nissan Icra promises to return an ARAI certified fuel mileage of 19.83 KMPL, the Diesel model will offer 23.08 KMPL.
PRICES OF THE 2017 NISSAN MICRA
|Nissan Micra XL (CVT)||5.99 lakh|
|Nissan Micra XV (CVT)||6.95 lakh|
|Nissan Micra dCi XL||6.62 lakh|
|Nissan Micra dCi XL Comfort||7.23 lakh|
2017 NISSAN MICRA RIVALS
The Nissan Micra competes with the Ford Figo and Hyundai Elite i20.
Ford Figo is one of the popular hatchbacks of the Indian Auto market. The hatchback is offered with 3 engine options which include an entry level 1.2 Litre petrol while the top end variant gets 1.5 Litre unit the diesel option, on the other hand, gets the 1.5 Litre unit. All the engine mentioned above are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission while the 1.5 Litre petrol unit is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.
HYUNDAI ELITE I20
The Hyundai Elite i20 is the premium offering from Hyundai which has been offered with 1.2 Litre petrol, 1.4 Litre and 1.4 Litre diesel. All the engines are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, 6-speed manual and a 4 speed Auto transmission as well.
The updated NIssan Micra does get subtle cosmetic updates on its exterior as well as interior some new additions like rain sensing wipers and automatic headlamps surely sounds interesting while the Colour accents on the dashboard helps in making the boring looking cabin little attractive. However, it hasn’t really recieved any mechanical updates which is bit disappointing. These changes will definitely keep things fresh until and unless Nisan decides to launch the new generation hatchback in India sometimes next year.