Nissan Planning Two Small Cars Cheaper Than Micra To Rival Alto & Wagon R


Nissan has always been a potential car manufacturer but unfortunately its luck never worked as far as the Indian Automobile market is concerned until Nissan Micra stepped into the same. The Micra being a small car has gathered a lot of appreciation but has not been able to get much sales figures.

Should it be considered as a strategic drawback? Well we guess it is certainly not as the company has sensed the specific requirements of our very market and is now planning to increase its small car line-up with two more cars down the line and most interesting thing about the same is the price which is speculated to be even lower than the Micra’s price.


The company has two models down the line code named as K2 and I2 which will compete against the Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R, Maruti Suzuki A-star and Maruti Suzuki Alto respectively.

Nissan Small Car K2 Specifications In India

The K2 will be built on the two generation old K11 platform earlier used for Micra and will get a new top hat or all new interiors. The launch of the car is due for December 2012 and is said to be priced very competitively around Rs.3.5 Lakh. Technically the car will sport a 1.2 Litre 3-Cylinder MPFI petrol heart while a 1.0 Litre variant is also expected.

As said by experts the K11 platform helped the company save as much as Rs.50,000 bringing down the cost of the vehicle to make the competition even more harder.

Nissan Small Car I2 Specifications In India

The next car I2 will compete against the Alto and is being developed by Ashok Leyland’s subsidiary Defiance Testing and Engineering as the former is carrying a joint venture with Nissan. Ashok Leyland with its planned ways will try to bring down the cost to Rs.2.5 Lakh and is likely to be introduced by 2013.

The new plans seem to be very promising and we look positively towards the two new products.