Prices of the 2018 Nissan Micra hatchback will fall between Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom).
Engine details for the India-spec 2018 Nissan Micra are yet to be revealed.
While there is still time for the launch of 2018 Nissan Micra, the company will roll-out a mild facelift of the hatchback on June 2nd, 2017. Set to propel into the fifth generation, the new Micra was showcased at the last year’s Paris Motor Show and recently at the 87th Geneva Motor Show. The all-new Nissan Micra 2018 will first be launched in Europe, much before it breaks cover here in India next year. Besides, Nissan has shifted its production from Chennai, India to Europe after seven years. With this, Micra becomes the first car to be manufactured at the company’s French partner, Renault’s facility in France.
Based on Nissan’s new design philosophy, expect it to be radically different from its predecessor. The evolutionary new design language is heavily inspired by the Sway concept. While the Europe-spec model will be based on Renault-Nissan’s CMF platform, it will continue using the same underpinnings (v-platform) for the emerging markets. Sporting new changes, the 2018 Micra is expected to be slightly pricier than the current model.
Meanwhile, the company will introduce advanced connectivity features on Micra, Terrano and Sunny. These features will connect to the user’s phone via a app, enabling GPS tracking, vehicle diagnostics and service reminders.
The fifth-generation Micra will first be launched in Europe, albeit we still await an official announcement from Nissan on its India launch. However, media reports suggest that Nissan could launch the new Micra in India sometime next year. Picture Gallery: Nissan Kicks – 8 Interesting Things
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It is expected that the 2018 Nissan Micra price will be higher than the current model. Since the car will be built on the new design language, expect it to be radically different from its predecessor in terms of styling. While nothing much is known about the India-spec model, we expect the car to be priced in the range of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh. Read – Globally Popular Nissan Leaf Coming To India
The Europe-spec Micra will retain the current set of engines that include the BR10DE 1.0-litre petrol, HR09DET 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and K9K 1.5-litre diesel units. While the BR10DE 1.0L and 1.0L turbocharged petrol engines offer 73bhp with 95Nm and 90bhp and 140Nm of torque, the diesel mill on the other hand produces 90bhp against 220Nm of torque. Nissan will use different set of petrol and diesel engines for other international markets. It is likely to offer engines with a capacity ranging from 1.2-litre to 1.6-litre. As for the Indian market, there is no clarity if these engines will be introduced here. Transmission options on the other hand will include a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic unit. Read More About – Nissan X-Trail | New-gen Nissan Sunny
As per Nissan’s claim, the new Micra has the best-in-class drag coefficient (0.29) which will make it more frugal. The engine details for the India-spec model are still under the wraps, therefore it would be a tad early to comment on the mileage of the new 2018 Nissan Micra.
– V-shaped grille
– Sleek headlamps
– Stylish tail-lights with LED inserts
– Roof spoiler
– Automatic climate control
– Multi-functional steering wheel
– Touchscreen infotainment system
In the B segment, the new Nissan Micra will compete against Maruti Swift, that is set for a generation change early next year. Besides, the hatchback will also feel the heat from Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20 and the likes.
Nissan will use its evolved design language for the new 2018 Micra, which implies radical cosmetic changes. The European model as mentioned in the beginning, will be based on Renault-Nissan’s CMF-B platform. On the other hand, the India-bound model will retain the V-platform from the current model. In a bid to give it an all-new look, Nissan will add new elements and make design changes in tandem with the Sway concept, revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
The front profile of the car will get major updates, giving it a sportier look. The redesigned grille up front will be flanked by the new headlamp cluster and the low-slung bonnet will rest on the large bumper. Side profile with a sloppier roofline, looks visually more appealing, while the rear end will get a newly designed hatch and new taillamps. Dimensionally, the new Micra will measure 3,999mm long, 1,743mm wide and 1,455mm high. Sitting on the 2,525mm long wheelbase, the new Micra will be longer, wider and taller than its predecessor.
The new-generation Micra will be more upmarket with better quality material inside and additional features. Changes to the interior will include futuristic centre console, new trims, leather seat covers and a new instrument cluster. It is expected to get a new BOSE Personal audio system with advanced speakers and Nissan’s intelligent Around View Monitor camera system. In addition, the car will also come with a dashboard integrated NissanConnect system with 7.0-inch full-colour multi-touch display, satellite navigation, DAB digital radio and smartphone-style apps.
To make it safer than its predecessor, Nissan will add new safety features such as the Intelligent Emergency Braking, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Blind Sport Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and High Beam Assist. The standard fitments will include six airbags, seat belt warnings and seat belt height adjustment for front & rear occupants. Aside from the above features, the new Micra will also get anti-lock-braking system, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Start Assist, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, a speed limiter, automatic headlight sensor, automatic hazard lights. While these features will be offered with the Europe-spec model, there is still no clarity if these will be introduced on the India-bound model.