Nissan Micra 2017 With New Features Launched In India:- The 2017 Nissan Micra with new features has been launched in India with prices starting at Rs 5.99 lakh at ex-showroom, Delhi.
Nissan India continues to sell the current generation model in the country and the update is that the automaker’s tryst to keep the model relevant amidst a host of offerings in the segment.
More so, since the fifth generation Micra will not be hitting the Indian markets anytime soon.
The MY2017 Nissan Micra gets automatic headlamps with follow-me function, along with rain sensing wipers and sporty orange accents added to the cabin. There are no changes to the styling on the hatchback, which remains the same since the face lifted version arrived in 2013.
There are no changes in the engine options on the Nissan Micra either, with power coming from the 1.2-litre petrol motor churning 73 bhp and 104 Nm of peak torque, while there is also the 1.5-litre diesel that belts out 63 bhp and 160 Nm of peak torque. Both power mills are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, while the petrol continues to get the CVT X-Tronic automatic transmission.
The Nissan Micra competes with the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Suzuki Swift and the likes in the segment. The hatchback's price range starts from Rs 5.99 lakh, going to up to Rs 7.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Last year, at the Paris Motor Show, the fifth generation Nissan Micra made its international debut and is a major leap over the current model. Not only does it look more stunning and futuristic in design, but packs in more features and better power train as well.
Given the cost escalations of producing the new Micra, manufacturing of the new generation of the hatchback was moved to Europe from India and that is one of the reasons why we will not be getting the model anytime soon.
We have exclusively driven the new generation Micra and yes, India has certainly missed a good car.