New-gen Nissan Micra hatchback to get more powerful engines, new and bolder design and feature-loaded cabin.
We recently reported that Nissan will launch a range of new cars from its global lineup in India. The first model to go on sale is the Kicks compact SUV, which was recently revealed in design sketches. Japanese automaker is also considering a range of electric and hybrid cars for Indian market. What’s interesting is that the new-generation Micra is also a part of company’s plan for Indian market. Not just Micra, Nissan is also working on the new-gen Sunny sedan.
The India-spec Micra will be based on the localised CMF A+ platform, which will also underpin the next gen Sunny sedan. Additionally, the next Micra will be more powerful than the outgoing model. The vehicle could use Nissan Terrano’s 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine that offers two states of tunes – 84bhp and 108bhp. The gasoline version is likely to receive a 1.2-litre engine, which will be tuned for better performance and efficiency. Previous reports claim that the hatchback could use the 106bhp, 1.5-litre petrol engine. However, this will increase the cost of the hatchback. Transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed manual and a new X-Tronic CVT automatic unit.
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The India-spec Micra is likely to share design cues from the global hatchback. Based on Nissan’s new design philosophy, the new Micra’s design will radically different from its outgoing model. The new model will receive comprehensive updates in the form of newly styled grille and aggressive styling. The global Micra measures 3,999mm in length, 1,743mm in width and 1,455mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,525mm. Also See – Nissan India To Launch A New Car In Every Six Months
The new-gen Nissan Micra hatchback will be positioned as a B+ premium hatchback segment and will have better quality material inside. It will have a new touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, satellite navigation, 5-inch driver information display and 360 degree camera, etc. The global model is equipped with high-end safety features such as ABS with EBD, ESC, Hill Start Assist, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, automatic headlight sensor, automatic hazard lights, etc.