Nissan Micra at price Rs. 4 lac in India from Nissan Motors
June 2010 would see Nissan entering into the Indian mini car segment which is currently dominated by Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai with its latest sensation Nissan Micra (March month in Japanese). Nissan Micra would be available in both petrol (1200 and 1300 CC variants) and diesel (1600 CC) options.
Although the exact price of Micra is not announced it is expected to be priced somewhere in the range of 4 to 5 Lac Indian Rupees.
Micra shall be available in 11 colors namely Paris Blue, London Rose, Madrid Ebony, New York Blue, Roma Red, Geneva White, Rio Latté, Tokyo Silver, Monaco Platinum, Vienna Garnet, LA Lilac .
Nissan plans to have four production units namely Thailand, India, Mexico and China for Micra’s production. Nissan India has implemented its plans of shifting the manufacturing of Micra from UK to Chennai (India). This move would not only reduce the price of the car but also enable Nissan to price it according to the already competitive mini car segment. The company was quoted saying that all the supplies to Europe would be done from Chennai.
Nissan Micra would be the first Nissan car to be rolled out from India and especially on a V Platform (Versatile Platform). Nissan plans to produce Micra variants for almost 160 countries and intends to use its V-platform for this purpose. Nissan plans to offer a different engine for the Micra depending on the market it is being exported. Nissan’s Micra is designed and tested in Japan to be built in the four overseas locations.
Europe’s Micra would have two options a 1.2 L 3 cylinder gasoline engine and a super charged 1.2 L direct injection engine with a start stop system.
Specifications of a 1400 CC Micra are as under:
- 1.4 Litre, DOHC, 16 Valve 4 Cylinder Engine
- Displacement 1386 CC
- Max Torque 137Nm@3200rpm
- Max Power 72KW@5600rpm
- Overall Length (MM) 3725
- Overall Width (MM) 1660
- Overall Height (MM) 1530
- Safety features - Antilock braking system, Engine immobilizer, Driver and front passenger SRS airbags.
Nissan Micra is all set to challenge Hyundai’s I 10 and I 20 variants which have been gathering positive reviews in the market. Micra would also be in direct competition to Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ritz.