Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra

2018 Nissan Micra

Radically changed from the outgoing model

Compact hatchback segment is surely the most popular, crowded and also the competitive segment in Indian automobile market. Indians love small cars. We want maximum out of the compact small boxes called hatchbacks. In the growing competitive segment, Nissan Micra tried to bring some fresh air around half a decade ago. Now with so many competitors and fresh designs around it, the Nissan Micra is all due for a major change.

Recently a heavily camouflaged Nissan Micra test mule was spotted. The new Nissan Micra sports a radically aggressive design. When Nissan showcased the Sway concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, it gave us a preview of the next generation Nissan Micra. The test mule we have seen in the spyshots look exactly like the Sway concept. Now the next generation Nissan Micra test mule has been spotted, expect the car to reach the market next year. Meanwhile we have a rendered image by our designer which gives the speculative idea of the upcoming hatch.

Now that the car is finally unveiled infront of the public we are pretty sure that it will definitely turn some heads. This new hatchback is wider, and longer than its predecessor which definitely has resulted in more interior space as well. The hatchback also gets a completely new drivetrain and also an agile chassis.

Update 29.09.2016:- Nissan unveiled the next gen Micra at the 2016 Paris Motor show. We have updated the images and all the information in this article

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FIRST OFFICIAL TEASER IMAGE OF THE NISSAN MICRA

Nissan has teased the new gen MIcra and from what it looks like Nissan has taken the exterior styling inspiration from the Sway concept.

NISSAN SWAY CONCEPT VS RENDERING

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EXTERIOR

Nissan is claiming that the next generation Micra is revolutionary. The hatchback stays true to the Sway concept..Towards the front the hatchback gets signature design cues with distinctive V motion grille. There is a sharp character line which starts from the grille and ends towards the rear profile of the hatchback. Towards the rear profile the hatchback features boomerang shaped taillamps. The blacked out B pillar does add a floating roof effect to the Micra.

Some other highlights of the hatchback includes door handles hidden in the C-Pillar. While the extended roofline also acts as the rear spoiler giving it a sporty appeal. The extended rear spoiler does promise to add the hatchbacks performance and aloso aesthetics.The new Micra is also made available with 10 color options as well.

While the India spec Nissan Micra would be built on the same V platform. The European Micra on the other hand will be built on Nissan-Renault CMF-B platform.

OVERALL DIMENSION

Dimensions (comparison to previous Micra)
Overall Length 3,999mm (+174mm)
Overall Width 1,743mm (+77mm)
Overall Height 1,455mm (-55mm)
Wheelbase 2,525mm (+75mm)

INTERIOR

Inside things looks equally interesting and modern at the same time. The 5th Generation Micra’s cabin is also bigger and wider than its predecessor thanks to the new platform and widened body form. The new cabin gets a completely new gliding wing shaped dashboard which actually gives the cabin a sleek and spacious feel.The new hatchback also gets plenty of premium touches as well including a Bose speaker system inside the car. For the entertainment of the passengers the new dashboard also houses 7-inch full colour central display which gets integrated with the to the audio system, satellite navigation, mobile phone, downloadable apps and Siri voice control via Apple CarPlay.

The multifunctional sporty steering wheel too looks good, while the duel pod instrument cluster with the digital screen in between too looks quite upmarket.

DRIVETRAIN

Nissan has kept the engine efficiency in mind and equipped the new Micra with a newly devloped 9.0 Litre, turbocharged, three cylinder petrol unit which is capable of poducing about 90 Hp of peak power. The diesel variant on the other hand gets the 1.5 Litre unit which too is capable of producing about 90 Ps of peak power. While later Nissan also has plans to introduce a 1.0 Litre petrol unit as well which will produce about 73 bhp of peak power. The engines will be paired to manual transmission but there will also be option of CVT transmission as well.

Presently the Nissan Micra gets power from a 1.2 litre DOHC petrol unit mated to a 5 speed manual transmission churning out 76 PS peak power. On the diesel front the Micra comes with a 1.5 litre SOHC unit under the hood paired with 5 speed manual transmission and produces 64 PS peak power.

The new Nissan Micra is also offered with Active Ride Control which provides an enhanced ride comfort. and also an active trace control for reduced understeer as well.

SPECIFICATION

Engine HR09DET 0.9L Turbo Petrol K9K 1.5L Diesel BR10DE 1.0L Naturally Aspirated Petrol
Cylinders 3 4 3
Power (kW/hp) 66/90 66/90 54/73
Torque (Nm) 140 (+10 over boost) 220 95
Transmission MT5 MT5 MT5

SAFETY FEATURES

The New Gen Nissan Micra gets plenty of safety features as well which includes Lane Departure Prevention which is first for its segment, intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian recognition. The rest of the safety features also includes intelligent around View Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition, High Beam Assist and also Blind Spot Warning.

PRICE

Nissan Micra in India comes with price tags ranging between INR. 5.9 lakh to INR. 7.7 lakh, depending on the variants. Expect the next generation Micra to come higher priced.

COMPETITION

Maruti-Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Suzuki Baleno could be a potential competitor against the upcoming Nissan Micra. The petrol variant is available with a 1.2 litre engine mated to a 5 speed manual transmission under the hood, while the diesel variant gets power from a 1.3 litre unit under the hood paired with a 5 speed manual gear box.

CONCLUSION

The all new generation Micra will arrive in European showrooms by March 2017 and offcours! It will also make its grand entry into the Indian market as well by the 2017 end or early 2018. The new Micra definitely is a revolutionary car which will help carry the Micra barnd forward which has been here for the past 30 years or so.

The new striking design, refreshed and premium interiors, downsized drivetrains, agile chassis and innovative safety features makes this new B-segment hatchback a tough rival.

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2018 Nissan Micra

2018 Nissan Micra

Radically changed from the outgoing model
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2018 Nissan Micra
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2018 Nissan Micra
2018 Nissan Micra
2018 Nissan Micra
2018 Nissan Micra
2018 Nissan Micra

Compact hatchback segment is surely the most popular, crowded and also the competitive segment in Indian automobile market. Indians love small cars. We want maximum out of the compact small boxes called hatchbacks. In the growing competitive segment, Nissan Micra tried to bring some fresh air around half a decade ago. Now with so many competitors and fresh designs around it, the Nissan Micra is all due for a major change.

Recently a heavily camouflaged Nissan Micra test mule was spotted. The new Nissan Micra sports a radically aggressive design. When Nissan showcased the Sway concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, it gave us a preview of the next generation Nissan Micra. The test mule we have seen in the spyshots look exactly like the Sway concept. Now the next generation Nissan Micra test mule has been spotted, expect the car to reach the market next year. Meanwhile we have a rendered image by our designer which gives the speculative idea of the upcoming hatch.

Now that the car is finally unveiled infront of the public we are pretty sure that it will definitely turn some heads. This new hatchback is wider, and longer than its predecessor which definitely has resulted in more interior space as well. The hatchback also gets a completely new drivetrain and also an agile chassis.

Update 29.09.2016:- Nissan unveiled the next gen Micra at the 2016 Paris Motor show. We have updated the images and all the information in this article

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Nissan Releases The First Teaser Image Of The Next Generation MIcra Ahead Of Its Debut

Nissan Releases The First Teaser Image Of The Next Generation MIcra Ahead Of Its Debut

The new hatchback is based on a new platform and will b unveiled at the Paris Motor show
Nissan Releases The First Teaser Image Of The Next Generation MIcra Ahead Of Its Debut
Nissan Releases The First Teaser Image Of The Next Generation MIcra Ahead Of Its Debut
Nissan Releases The First Teaser Image Of The Next Generation MIcra Ahead Of Its Debut
Nissan Releases The First Teaser Image Of The Next Generation MIcra Ahead Of Its Debut
Nissan Releases The First Teaser Image Of The Next Generation MIcra Ahead Of Its Debut
Nissan Releases The First Teaser Image Of The Next Generation MIcra Ahead Of Its Debut

Just few days before the Paris Motor show Nissan has released new teaser image of the new generation Micra hatchback. The car will make its debut at the 2016 Paris Motors show which will commence from the end of September. The new-gen hatch was spotted testing couple of times on road already. The new Micra is based on the new Renault-Nissan CMF-B platform which will help generate more space inside.

The new Nissan Micra gets a restyled exterior as well as an updated interior. Towards the front the Micra gets a smaller V-Motion grille and the top portion of it flows to the sharp creases that rise all the way to the hood. Then there are these angular headlamps which look sharp. The side profile of the Micra hatchback has not been revealed yet. Towards the rear profile the hatchback gets horizontally positioned taillamps and a sloping rear windshield and also an integrated roof spoiler as well. Like promised the new generation Micra obviously draws its styling inspiration from the Sway concept

There is still no word which engines will power this new hatchback but some reports suggests that the Micra will most probably get both 4 cylinder diesel and petrol engines as well under its hood. There is also a fair chance of a completely new three cylinder petrol engine as well. All the powertrains will be paired to a 5 speed manual or an optional CVT transmission as well.

Although the car will go on sale in some other International markets by early 2017 but expect it to reach Indian market only towards the end of 2017.

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Nissan Choose The Paris Motor Show Platform To Unveil The New Micra Hatchback

Nissan Choose The Paris Motor Show Platform To Unveil The New Micra Hatchback

The new hatchback is built on a completely new platform and also looks sharper
Nissan Choose The Paris Motor Show Platform To Unveil The New Micra Hatchback

Nissan has actually decided to take the covers off the new generation Micra hatchback at the 2016 Paris Motors show which commences from September 29th. The new generation Micra was spotted number of times being tested on road and it will use a completely new CMF-B platform.

The prototype which was caught testing number of times gave us all an idea that the upcoming hyatchback will take its styling inspiration from the Nissan Sway concept which was displayed at the 2015 Geneva Motor show. Expect the new Nissan Micra to get a futuristic design cues and to be a lot different than the current generation car. It will feature a wider body, low slung nose and sportier silhouette while inside expect it to feature a much more interesting and premium cabin. Expect the hatchback to get sharp looking headlamps, aggressive and sporty front bumper with bigger intakes. The side profile will also get sharp lines and creases while the rear too will look horizontally positioned taillamps and integrated spoilers as well.

The car will be given a thorough makeover to give it a more premium appeal. However there will be some differences between the European spec model and the Indian variant. Although expect the Indian spec Micra to feature the same kind of styling that you will notice in the European Spec model.

As far as the drivetrains are concerned the new Micra will get petrol as well as diesel drivetrains under its hood which ranges from 1.0 to 1.6 Litre.

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Nissan Introduces Micra CVT In India Priced At INR. 5.99 Lakhs

Nissan Introduces Micra CVT In India Priced At INR. 5.99 Lakhs

Apart from the new gearbox it also gets a new exterior shade as well
Nissan Introduces Micra CVT In India Priced At INR. 5.99 Lakhs
Nissan Introduces Micra CVT In India Priced At INR. 5.99 Lakhs
Nissan Introduces Micra CVT In India Priced At INR. 5.99 Lakhs
Nissan Introduces Micra CVT In India Priced At INR. 5.99 Lakhs

Every automaker is trying to introduce atleast one new product before this festive season to keep the customers engaged and also to stay ahead at the game. Nissan today introduced the new Micra CVT variant in India priced at Rs 5.99 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).

The new CVT gearbox is paired to the 1.2 Litre petrol unit which is available under its hood. This 3 cylinder, DOHC petrol motor is capable of producing about 77 ps of peak power. The best part is that the CVT unit return the same fuel efficiency figures as the manual transmission unit. The 1.2 Litre petrol promises a claimed fuel efficiency figure of about 19.34 km to a litre.

Apart from the petrol variant the Micra hatchback also gets a 1.5 Litre diesel mill too under its hood which is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.

As far as the other changes are concerned unfortunately the MIcra does not get any any of them except a new exterior color which comes in the form of sunshine orange. The other exterior colour options includes brick red, turquoise blue, blade silver, onyx black, nightshade and storm white. Apart from the exterior the new Micra also gets an all black interior as well. The cabin of the hatchback gets a Piano black finished central console, Black door trims. What is even more interesting is also the fact that the seats too are finished in Black as well.

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Nissan Micra vs Maruti-Suzuki Baleno; Spec Comparison

Nissan Micra vs Maruti-Suzuki Baleno; Spec Comparison

New Micra comes sporting heavy cosmetic updates
Nissan Micra vs Maruti-Suzuki Baleno; Spec Comparison

Hatchback is certainly the most competitive and popular automotive segment in Indian market. But with time, customers are looking for new dimensions in the small hatchbacks. They expect the new models to come more premium, more feature laden more stylish and more powerful. To cope with the demand the automakers are bringing us some spectacular new models. The old dull and Spartan models are donning stylish guise.

So far, the hatchbacks are becoming more upmarket. Nissan Micra is present in India for quite some years. The car has been very practical and sporty looking. But in India it couldn’t fetch a good amount of sales volume. Meanwhile the Maruti-Suzuki, which is the most popular and best selling automotive brand in India, has launched the Baleno premium hatchback last year. The Baleno has garnered enormous popularity across the country.

Nissan has already begun testing the new Micra, which is expected to launch in India sometime around 2018. The car is expected to make its official global debut at the upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show. In India, the new Micra will compete against Maruti-Suzuki Baleno. While the Baleno is already a premium hatchback, the new Nissan Micra has been designed to enter the premium niche. Here we present you a spec sheet based comparison between the two hatchbacks.

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Nissan Micra; New vs Old

Nissan Micra; New vs Old

India spec new Nissan Micra will come based on the tweaked V platform
Nissan Micra; New vs Old

Nissan Micra is a pretty popular global model from the Japanese automaker. The small hatchback is present in Indian market as well. Despite being a very practical car the Micra is not as popular as the Maruti-Suzuki models are in India. Since 1982 the Micra have been in the Nissan lineup. In India the car was launched few years back. Despite some minor changes and updates the car remains same. But with the Nissan showcasing the Sway concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show we knew an all new Nissan Micra is in the pipeline.

Now the automaker has started testing the new Micra. We have also caught glimpses of the upcoming new generation Micra. Honestly it looks radically different compare to the outgoing model. The styling has been revised vehemently, and the new model looks way much aggressive. Expect the interior to come more upmarket. Some mechanical changes are also expected from the new model.

Here we are presenting you a spec sheet based comparison between the new and old Nissan Micra.

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2018 Nissan Micra; All You Want to Know

2018 Nissan Micra; All You Want to Know

The next generation Nissan Micra takes design cue Nissan Sway concept from 2015 Geneva Motor Show
2018 Nissan Micra; All You Want to Know

Nissan Micra is no more the little cute car the Japanese automaker launched few years ago. The next generation Nissan Micra will come as an aggressive and mean looking hatchback. The upcoming new Micra test mule has been spotted testing several times.

Compare to the outgoing model the next generation Micra looks radically different. It is aggressive, bold and quite upmarket. Inspired by the Nissan Sway concept which was showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the new Micra has been designed to meet the demand of the urban customers.

Here we will give a quick look on the facts of new Nissan Micra.

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2017 Nissan Micra spotted: Spyshots

2017 Nissan Micra spotted: Spyshots

Based on Nissan Sway concept new Micra looks radically different
2017 Nissan Micra spotted: Spyshots

India bound new Nissan Micra based on the Nissan Sway concept, which was previously showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, looks radically different. A few days ago we presented you the spy shot images of the Next generation Nissan Micra test mule, which gave us the preview of the car. The next generation Micra looks radically different than the previous model. It looks aggressive, and much appealing than the outgoing model. Recently we spotted another test mule on road.

It gets aggressive front grille, sleek and sharp headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. The front bumper and the fog lamps have been redesigned as well. The side profile gets a sloping roofline with ORVMs sporting side turning lights, sporty alloy wheels. Aerodynamically this car is much more efficient than the previous version. Although the new Micra we spotted comes based on Nissan-Renault CMF platform, but the India spec model is expected to come built on the same V platform.

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Next generation Nissan Micra spotted: Spyshots

Next generation Nissan Micra spotted: Spyshots

New Nissan Micra sports radically aggressive design
Next generation Nissan Micra spotted: Spyshots

Nissan Micra might not be very popular compact hatchback in the Indian market, but Nissan is trying to up their game with the next generation Micra. A heavily camouflaged test mule was spotted recently, which gives us the hint how the next generation Micra is going to be.

As we have seen the spy shots, it seems the car will sport radically aggressive design at the front fascia. The front facade gets a much aggressive revamped front grille, sleek headlamps, likely to come with integrated LED daytime running lights. The fog lamps under the camouflage give an indication that they would come restyled and in much appealing layout. The side profile might come with sharper character lines, making the car aerodynamically much more efficient. It would get a sloping roofline toward the rear, with a sporty looking roof spoiler at the rear. The wheels might come in a bolder and sporty appearance.

Next generation India bound Nissan Micra will be built on the revamped V platform, while the European model might come built on the Nissan-Renault CMF platform. The Euro spec Micra will get power from a 0.9 litre TCe turbocharged petrol unit under the hood, which will available with both manual and automatic transmission. It will directly compete against the India made Maruti Suzuki premium hatchback Baleno.

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Nissan offering special Diwali discount for Terrano, Sunny and Micra

Nissan offering special Diwali discount for Terrano, Sunny and Micra

Nissan offering special Diwali discount for Terrano, Sunny and Micra
Nissan offering special Diwali discount for Terrano, Sunny and Micra
Nissan offering special Diwali discount for Terrano, Sunny and Micra
Nissan offering special Diwali discount for Terrano, Sunny and Micra
Nissan offering special Diwali discount for Terrano, Sunny and Micra
Nissan offering special Diwali discount for Terrano, Sunny and Micra

As the festive season in India has begun, almost every auto manufacturer in the country is offering lucrative discounts and offers while selling cars.

Nissan India is offering special Diwali discounts to the potential customers with their cars like compact SUV Nissan Terrano, compact sedan Nissan Sunny and compact hatchback Nissan Micra.

Nissan is offering Terrano at a price of INR. 9.99 lakhs, which means the potential customers will get benefits up to INR. 95000. Nissan Sunny is such a car, which couldn’t meet the company expectation, as the sales figure for this car is very low. This car also comes at a Diwali discounted price of INR. 7.51 lakhs, and the benefits for this car is up to 75, 000. Nissan Micra came with lot of hype, although this car couldn’t become vehemently popular. Nissan is trying to attract the compact hatchback customers by giving Diwali special discount for this car too. The Micra comes at a price tag of INR. 4.47 lakhs, and the customers will get a benefit up to INR. 45000.

Not only these, Nissan India is also offering several other benefits to its potential customers, which are assured gifts of up to INR. 1.17 crores, lucrative finance options at 8.99% interest rate, completely free first year insurance for the car, a special exchange bonus policy and free accessories to stylize the car.

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2013 Nissan Micra Active

2013 Nissan Micra Active

2013 Nissan Micra Active
2013 Nissan Micra Active
2013 Nissan Micra Active
2013 Nissan Micra Active
2013 Nissan Micra Active
2013 Nissan Micra Active
2013 Nissan Micra Active
2013 Nissan Micra Active

Nissan launched the fourth generation Micra in India in 2010 as soon as it was launched globally. It was positioned in the premium hatchback segment. The first generation of the hatchback was launched in October 1982 and was designed by Naganori Ito. While the facelifted version of the fourth generation car was released in 2013.

When the new car was launched, the Japanese manufacturer continued to sell the pre-facelift model after modifying it a little bit. It is now being offered in a lower spec and is called the Micra Active while the Micra still continues to be offered as a premium unit.

The Nissan Micra Active that we are talking about is being offered with only a 1.2 litre petrol engine. This engine is larger than some of its competitors though. A diesel engine is not available. The engine is paired to a manual transmission. Nissan has not offered an automatic transmission.

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2015 Nissan Micra X-Shift

2015 Nissan Micra X-Shift

2015 Nissan Micra X-Shift
2015 Nissan Micra X-Shift
2015 Nissan Micra X-Shift
2015 Nissan Micra X-Shift
2015 Nissan Micra X-Shift
2015 Nissan Micra X-Shift
2015 Nissan Micra X-Shift
2015 Nissan Micra X-Shift

The Nissan Micra has been around for the past 33 years. It was initially launched in 1982. The car has been with us, in India, since 2010. The car is now in its fourth generation.

The fourth generation of the car was launched at the 80th Geneva Motor Show in March 2010 and was launched in India the same year. The car received a facelift in 2013. The hatchback is the first locally manufactured product in India.

To celebrate its 5th anniversary in India, Nissan launched a limited edition variant of the Micra called Micra X-Shift. The X-Shift is an automatic variant of the cheaper variant. This allows customers to have an easier access to the automatic transmission. Nissan will limit the Micra X-Shift to 750 units.

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Next Generation Nissan Micra To Make Huge Impact

Next Generation Nissan Micra To Make Huge Impact

Next Generation Nissan Micra To Make Huge Impact
Next Generation Nissan Micra To Make Huge Impact
Next Generation Nissan Micra To Make Huge Impact
Next Generation Nissan Micra To Make Huge Impact

The Nissan Micra surely picked up some praises when it was launched initially in the market but the competition rose to a whole new level in recent times, the better competitors led to this popular Japanese hatchbacks downfall. Although Nissan tried hard to bring the Micra to limelight by providing it with many new features, even launching a cheaper variant of the hatchback, but somehow all of their strategies failed.

So in order to make their only hatchback offering work Nissan will soon be introducing the next generation MIcra, which will not only get a thorough overhaul for its exterior but interior as well. According to the recent report the Japanese auto firm’s executive vice-president, Trevor Mann, said that the next generation MIcra will get much improved interior quality to win back its customers.

The next generation Nissan Micra, will most probably be introduced next year and it will be based on the Nissan Sway concept which was already showcased at the 2015, Geneva Auto Show. This concept definitely looked far more stylish and if Nissan decides to keep the concept styling as inspiration, then certainly expect the next generation Micra to grab a lot of attention.

The Nissan official also added that, the next generation Micra will most probably be produced at the auto manufacturers UK plant based in Sunderland, but he also said that the shifting of production has got nothing to do with Nissan, doubting the perception of quality while being built in the Indian market. He included that the only people that needs to be blamed are those who actually defined the product. He also expects that the next generation Micra will be a lot different than its predecessor when it comes to quality.

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Nissan Offering A Lot For This Festive Season

Nissan Offering A Lot For This Festive Season

Nissan Offering A Lot For This Festive Season

Now we all know that the festive season is the best time to for buying new cars and this is also the time when Auto manufacturers provide heavy discounts and offers on their various products to attract the attention of their consumers.

Nissan is the first auto manufacturer in this race, they before the start of this festive season already announced some interesting new offers on their products and we are here to provide you detailed information about them. First of all let us inform you that the discount is only available on selective variants of the
Micra hatchback, Sunny sedan, Evalia MUV and the Terrano Compact SUV.

The Nissan Micra is offered with an exchange bonus for upto Rs.40, 000. Their recently launched sedan Sunny is also offered with special discounts and some attractive schemes which is totaling to upto Rs. 1, 45, 000 on selective variants offcourse which also includes gift cheque and some other benefits. The Discount rain does not end here only it, the Sunny will also be available for an exchange bonus of upto Rs. 60, 000.

Now if your preferred choice of vehicle is the Terrano SUV then perhaps this will surely bring a smile on your face because the Terrano SUV will be now available with a festive bonus of Rs. 50, 000 which also includes gift cheque and exchange benefits, while the Evalia MPV will be available with a free insurance of 1 year. The heavy exchange bonus will also encourage the existing car owners to upgrade their old car with any of their popular Nissan cars.

But remember the offers will last only till October 31st 2014 only.

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Nissan Announces Diesel Micra XE

Nissan Announces Diesel Micra XE

Nissan Announces Diesel Micra XE

After launching the facelifted version of the Micra, Nissan has once again took another step ahead to impress the customers by launching a diesel variant of their compact hatchback called the Nissan Micra XE.

Launched at a price of Rs.5,57,000 (Ex Showroom Delhi), the XE brings the total number of Micra variants to 12, widening the spectrum of choices for the customers.
The new diesel variant Micra has received some changes in its exterior and interior front also that includes a chrome finished front radiator grille, tilt-adjustable steering, airbag on the driver’s side, manual air condition controls and power steering. This hatch shall be available in six different color shades:

 Olive Green (new)
 Turquoise Blue (new)
 Blade Silver
 Storm White
 Onyx Black
 Brick Red

According to Nissan, the Micra XE shall deliver a fuel economy of 23.08 kmpl (certified by ARAI) and will come with a standard manufacturers’ warranty of 2 years/50,000km (whichever is earlier). The sales across India shall begin from 4th of September, 2013. With the introduction of ’Nissan Care’ , it seems that Nissan is actually caring for customer satisfaction and aftermarket services. This Customer Care centre shall be responsible for understanding the needs and queries of customers and resolving it at the same time. This move by the company is well appreciated, just like its other assistance programs like the extended warranty schemes and the roadside assistance for every Nissan. With this, things should go sailing smoothly for the Japs in India.

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Nissan Micra VS Honda Brio

Nissan Micra VS Honda Brio

Nissan Micra VS Honda Brio

Both Nissan and Honda are hardcore Japanese competitors when it comes to the hatchback segment. We all know that the this segment is the most competitive one in the market. Honda is currently rising high in the Indian market with their compact sedan Amaze, which sold over 30,000 units within few months of its launch. Nissan’s hatchback onslaught hasn’t flourishing in the recent past, one reason why they have announced the Micra Active. Honda’s Brio on the other hand has good looks and a punchy engine that has managed to pull some crowd towards it though.

Both these hatchbacks are similarly powered and offer an automatic transmission (with the only the petrol variants) besides the regular manual transmission. But the recent hikes in petrol prices, fuel economy will be a main priority of most buyers. So lets find out which hatchback has better fuel efficiency balanced with good engine performance and ride comfort.

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2013 Nissan Micra

2013 Nissan Micra

2013 Nissan Micra
2013 Nissan Micra
2013 Nissan Micra
2013 Nissan Micra
2013 Nissan Micra
2013 Nissan Micra
2013 Nissan Micra
2013 Nissan Micra

It is well known that in India, the hatchback segment is way too competitive and with the car companies have put their interest in launching more and more compact cars in India added with latest technologies and style. Nissan has launched its hatchback Micra in the country three years back and it created quite a stir in the small car market, this year Nissan has given its baby car a facelift and has introduced new modern engineering also. ‘Automatic cars’ was once seen to have been used for the luxury sedans but gradually, the concept and technique is been used for hatchbacks as well, the face lifted Nissan Micra has joined among the automatic small car line up.

Nissan has given a fresh and contemporary styling to Micra so that it suits with the urban lifestyle of its customers, the interior of the car has also received many up-gradations. The new facelifted Nissan Micra is available in both petrol and diesel variants and both the engines have received a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox. The petrol variant with CVT has got a DOHC, 12 valves, 3 cylinder powertrain which produces a maximum power of 77Ps at 6000rpm and a maximum torque of 104Nm at 4400rpm, while the diesel powertrain is SOHC, 8 valve, 4 cylinder and delivers a maximum power of 64Ps at 4000rpm and a torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm. Let us find out if this move by Nissan seems will be impressive or not.

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10 most fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks in India

10 most fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks in India

10 most fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks in India
10 most fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks in India
10 most fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks in India
10 most fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks in India
10 most fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks in India
10 most fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks in India
10 most fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks in India
10 most fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks in India

The star in our list of the 10 most fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks in India is the Fiat manufactured 1.3-litre multijet engine. Used by Tata, Maruti Suzuki, Chevrolet and of course Fiat, this engine is featured in 6 different cars. Ironically the Fiat Punto only features in our list in number 10. Maruti, Tata and Chevrolet engineers have all managed to get better figures than Fiat engineers which is an irony. Also is a surprise that unlike 5 Maruti Suzuki’s which made it to our list of petrol hatchbacks, only 2 were able to make it in this time around.

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2012 Nissan Micra Primo

2012 Nissan Micra Primo

2012 Nissan Micra Primo
2012 Nissan Micra Primo
2012 Nissan Micra Primo
2012 Nissan Micra Primo
2012 Nissan Micra Primo
2012 Nissan Micra Primo
2012 Nissan Micra Primo
2012 Nissan Micra Primo

No manufacturer dare be left out. Such has been the frenzy surrounding launches of limited and special edition models of automobiles leading up to the festive season. Volkswagen started the trend and then Skoda, Mercedes, Toyota and now Nissan too is attempting to cash into the demand in automobiles before and during the months leading up to Diwali. The Japanese manufacturer has now launched a special edition Micra called the Primo. The Primo trim is available for the XL and XV petrol variants and the XV and XV Premium diesel variants. Prices start from Rs 5,06,916 to Rs 5,73,932 for the petrol and Rs 6,18,408 to Rs6,63,558 for the diesel ex-showroom New Delhi. Speaking at the launch, Nitish Tipnis, Director - Sales & Marketing, said, “Nissan believes in Innovation and Excitement for everyone and this season, we are providing much more benefits than just the car. The attraction of winning gold worth more than Rs 16.5 lakhs as well as getting ones car free surely makes this offer difficult to resist. To make the product purchase convenient for our customers, we are also offering 100 per cent finance and various low EMI options.”

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2010 Nissan Micra

2010 Nissan Micra

2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra

Nissan is serious about India and the Micra is a proof of that. The Micra signals serious intention on the part of Nissan but its in probably the most intensely contested segment in the India. Nissan claims that the strongest points of the hatch are its interior space and easy of driving.

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2010 Nissan Micra

2010 Nissan Micra

Micra to decide Nissan’s fate in India
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra
2010 Nissan Micra

The Micra is Nissan’s third product in India after the X-Trail and the Teana. But it’s the first car that suggests intent from the Japanese manufacturer, that it is serious in making it big in India. The fourth generation Micra, the one that we are getting in India was launched internationally in 2010. Nissan’s Chennai plant which is making the Micra will ultimately supply it to countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With the petrol price starting from Rs4,10,500 to Rs5,38,300 ex-showroom New Delhi and the diesel raging between Rs5,69,670 to Rs6,14,000, the Micra is well capable to get the ball rolling for Nissan.

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