Nissan has revealed the 2014 Nissan Micra for the European market. This will be the variant that will be launched in India too. The current Micra a.k.a ‘K13’ was first launched worldwide in 2010, and came to the Indian market the same year launching Nissan’s attack in the small-car segment.
The Micra was deliberately given a curvy design, Nissan designers claimed that this was more soothing to the eyes of most people. In reality this made the car look very ‘girl-ish’, its looks divided opinion very easily. Still, the Micra had well-designed interiors, its ride was comfortable and the diesel motor was a hoot to drive. The best though, was the fact that this car brought many firsts to its segment, driver side airbag was standard across the variants, it offered keyless entry-and-go, star/stop button, electrically folding mirrors and climate control for about Rs. 6 Lakh. It was, and still is, a value-for-money car and Nissan’s sales figures showed how popular it has got.
Updated on 6th September 2013
Nissan has launched a new entry-level diesel variant of the 2014 Nissan Micra in India, which is christened the Micra Diesel XE. The total number of variants of the Micra has now gone up to 12 (this includes the variants of the Micra Active)
The Nissan Micra XE Diesel costs Rs. 5.57 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
Major features of the Micra XE diesel are:
- Chrome Plated Radiator Grille
- Tilt Steering
- Drive computer
- Driver Airbag
- Power steering
- Manual A/C.
Engine and Transmission
The Nissan Micra XE diesel is powered by the same 1.5-litre diesel motor that powers the other variants of the Micra. It puts out 63 BHP of power and 104 Nm of torque while delivering an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 23.08 KMPL.
Like all other variants, the Nissan Micra XE diesel is offered with a standard manufacturers’ warranty of 2 years/50,000 kms (whichever is earlier).
Updated on 3rd July 2013
Nissan has launched new Micra in total 7 variants out of which 3 are petrol and 4 are diesel variants. There is also a petrol CVT automatic variant which delivers an impressive mileage of 19.34 KMPL. The manual petrol variant with 5 speed gearbox delivers a mileage of 18.44 KMPL as per the ARAI numbers.
Detailed price list of other variants is as below:
- Nissan Micra Petrol XL is priced at Rs. 4.80 Lakhs
- Nissan Micra Petrol XL (O) is priced at Rs. 5.43 Lakhs
- Nissan Micra Petrol XV CVT is priced at Rs. 6.39 Lakhs
- Nissan Micra Diesel XL is priced at Rs. 6.00 Lakhs
- Nissan Micra Diesel XL(O) is priced at Rs. 6.43 Lakhs
- Nissan Micra Diesel XV is priced at Rs. 6.90 Lakhs
- Nissan Micra Diesel XV Premium is priced at Rs. 7.14 Lakhs
- Olive Green (new)
- Turquoise Blue (new)
- Blade Silver
- Storm White
- Onyx Black
- Brick Red
Updated on 24th June 2013
Nissan has officially teased the facelift Micra for the Indian market. An update on Nissan India’s Facebook page indicates that the launch could be happening soon. The company has also launched a dedicated website where interested people can inquire about the new car. Watch this space for up to date news about the new Nissan Micra.
Nissan Micra Facelift Teaser On Facebook
Updated on 6th June 2013
Car Blog India has been invited for a drive of the refreshed Nissan Micra at Mumbai. Check out the drive report here! The best news from the drive though? We can now tell you that Nissan plans to launch the handsome new Micra in India by late-June or early-July.
Updated on 5th June 2013
Now Nissan has gone ahead given the Micra a makeover for the European market, it launched a refreshed version of the car in Thailand in April 2013. Reports suggest that the refreshed Micra shown in Europe will be the one headed for India, and that is good news. The new Micra, Nissan claims, has got new body panels all over and very minimal parts have been carried over from the earlier car.
As you can see from the image above, that claim is pretty valid, the hood/bonnet, headlights, bumpers, taillights, grill and the fog lamp unit have been redesigned. The headlights are no longer round and get a distinct boomerang like shape on the outside, which kind of reminds us of the 370Z (remotely). The bumper at the front gets a bold plastic honeycomb design air-intake which is wider and pronounced than the one on the old car. The grill is different, and get’s Nissan’s new corporate look. The wheel design is new: the car will be sold in Europe with standard 15 inch rims, a 16 inch rim will also be available, these changes may not filter down to India though.
From the side, the first difference that you can find is the pronounced character line running from the bottom of the headlight to the top of the tail-lamp. The headlights look sharper from the side too, the bumpers front-and -back are now more pronounced than before.
At the rear, the Micra has a larger boot opening, which extends onto the bumper. The rear bumper itself has been re-designed slightly, it looks much better than the one on the previous car. The tail-lamps have been tweaked too, though the basic shape is the same the elements inside have been changed. The brake light gets LEDs and is placed on the outside of the tail-lamp cluster. The indicator lights and the reverse light get smaller and are now on the inside of the tail-lamp cluster.
Inside, the biggest change is that Nissan has tried to reduce the curvy design language from the last car. The centre console, especially, gets more angular and is highlighted by a silver surround. There are lot of black inserts in the centre console which may or may not be carried over to the Indian version. The centre console gets a big infotainment screen, which looks cool but may not be brought to India. The centre air vents are now rectangular, while the side air vents have not been touched. Expect the quality of the interior to be improved, and materials used to be better too.
Engine and Transmission
There will not be any changes to the engine options in the new Micra. Regulations in India will not be changing soon, and we expect Nissan to stick to the two engines offered on the current range of the Micra which includes the 1.2 litre, 75 BHP petrol and the 1.5 litre, 65 BHP K9K diesel. The new Micra will also get the X-Tronic CVT transmission option along with the petrol engine. The current 5-speed manual transmission will be offered as standard with both the engines.
We do not have any news on when Nissan will be launching the new Micra in India, we will keep you posted as soon as we know. Nissan is also planning to launch a low-cost version of the Micra soon, keep reading Car Blog India for more news.
2014 Nissan Micra Video
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