Prices of the 2017 Nissan Micra are expected to fall between Rs 6 lakh – Rs 9 lakh in India.
2017 Nissan Micra will be made available with a range of petrol and diesel engines with capacity from 1.0-litre to 1.6-litre.
The fifth-generation Nissan Micra had its world debut at the last year’s Paris Motor Show, followed by its recent display at the 87th Geneva Auto Show. The hatchback’s production is already underway in Europe. Interestingly, the Japanese carmaker has shifted the production hub of the new Nissan Micra 2017 from Chennai to Europe after seven years. This also makes the new Micra first Nissan car that will be manufactured at the brand’s alliance partner Renault’s Flins-based plant in France.
Reports suggest that the hatchback will see a release in Europe early this year, and its India launch is likely take place towards the end of 2017. Designed on the brand’s latest design language, the 2017 Nissan Micra carries an evolutionary design that is heavily adopted from the Sway Concept. In emerging markets, the hatchback’s new-gen model will retain the existing V-platform. While, the Europe-spec version will sit on a new CMF platform developed by Renault-Nissan Alliance. Read More – Nissan Kicks Compact SUV Is Coming To India
The new-generation Micra will hit the Indian showrooms towards the end of this year. However, there is no official word from Nissan India about its arrival timeline.
|Base Model||Rs 6 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 9 lakh|
Speculations suggest that the 2017 Nissan Micra’s price in India will be two-fold higher than what it is now. The reasons behind these assumptions are the new revolutionary design and comprehensive updates that will be made to the car. We expect the hatchback to come with a price tag ranging from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Engine Options||Petrol & Diesel ranging from 0.9-litre to 1.6-litre|
|Transmission Options||5-speed Manual & CVT|
In the European market, Nissan will offer the hatchback with the same BR10DE 1.0-litre petrol, HR09DET 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and K9K 1.5-litre diesel. The BR10DE 1.0L and 1.0L turbocharged petrol motors deliver 73bhp with 95Nm and 90bhp with 140Nm, while the diesel motor makes 90bhp against 220Nm of torque. Other global markets will receive the car with a new series of petrol and diesel motors with capacity ranging from 1.2-litre to 1.6-litre. Though, it is still to be known if these will come to India as well or not. For transmission choices, the Micra will have the conventional 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic gearbox. Also See- Nissan Kicks Photo Story
Nissan claims that the new Micra offers the best-in-class drag coefficient (0.29) enhancing its fuel efficiency. Since the engine options and details for the Indian market are yet to be confirmed, it would be quite early to comment on the mileage figures of the car. Though, it will surely be more frugal than the current-gen model.
The 2017 Nissan Micra will continue to compete against the Maruti Swift that will soon enter into its new-generation. It will also take on the Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and others B-segment hatchbacks.
Designed to be a flagship model, the 2017 Micra carries a more radical design. Unlike the European-spec model that is based on the new CMF-B platform, the India-bound Nissan Micra will continue to be based on the current V-platform. The updated hatch derives its design and styling inspiration from the Nissan Sway concept that broke cover in 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show. The car will carry stylish curves with compact and futuristic design.
Face of the car looks quite refreshing and sportier than before, thanks to its new grille, a low slung bonnet, new headlamps clusters and a hefty bumper. The side and rear profiles, too, have been revised with a sloppier roofline, newly-designed hatch and new taillight design. Proportionally, the European-spec model measures 3,999mm in length, 1,743mm in width and 1,455mm height, while sitting on a 2,525mm wheelbase. This makes it longer, wider and lower than the current-gen model.
Compared to the current-generation, the updated version of the hatchback will be more up-market in terms of features and material quality. For 2017, the car will see a new futuristic centre console, new instrument cluster, better interior trimming and leather covered seats. For entertainment purpose, there will be BOSE Personal audio system with advanced speakers. The car will also receive Nissan’s Intelligent Around View Monitor camera system for the first time. It will get a dashboard integrated NissanConnect system that offers a 7-inch full-colour multi-touch display, satellite navigation, smartphone-style apps and DAB digital radio.
The hatchback’s new model will have more safety features to offer such as Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, High Beam Assist and Blind Sport Warning. All variants of the car will have six airbags along with seat belt warnings and seat belt height adjustment for front and rear occupants. Other safety features will include Anti-lock brakes, Electronic Stability Program, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Hill Start Assist, a speed limiter, automatic hazard lights, automatic headlight sensor, etc. However, there is no clarity whether the India-spec version will have these fitments or not.
New Nissan Micra 2017 Features
Stylish tail-lights with LED inserts
Automatic climate control
Multi-functional steering wheel
Touchscreen infotainment system
New-generation Nissan Micra features an evolutionary design inspired from the Sway concept. Besides this, the hatchback will have lots of new features and more efficient engines.