The Japanese carmaker Nissan launched the 2017 version of their premium hatchback, the Micra, in India today. The new hatchback will essentially have a number of similarities in terms of the design language to the outgoing version, however, will be offered with some new features. The new features on Micra includes automatic headlamps as well as rain-sensing wipers.
1:02 PM: The new Micra has gone on sale from today across all the showrooms in India and will be exported to 100 countries across the globe.
12:55 PM: In addition, the petrol trim of the Micra Active model with manual transmission has also received minor cosmetic changes such as a new bumper, new steering wheel with Bluetooth and audio controls.
12:46 PM: The new Micra is available in 7 colours- Brick Red, Turquoise Blue, Blade Silver, Onyx Black, Nightshade, Storm White and Sunshine Orange
12:41 PM: The 2017 Micra is offered in two powertrains - 1.2 litre petrol engine mated to Xtronic CVT transmission and a 1.5 litre diesel engine that is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
12:36 PM: Nissan are providing an extended warranty programme of 3 years/ 50,000 kms on the 2017 Micra
12:30 PM: The claimed fuel economy of the new Micra is 23.08 kmpl for diesel variant, while the claimed mileage of the CVT variant is 19.34 kmpl
12:24 PM: Here are the variants wise prices of the 2017 Micra, all the prices are ex-showroom, Delhi
Petrol: -Nissan Micra XL (CVT): Rs 5.99 lakh
Nissan Micra XV (CVT) (Orange) : Rs 6.95 lakh
Nissan Micra XV (CVT): Rs 6.95 lakh
Nissan Micra dCi XL: Rs 6.62 lakh
Nissan Micra dCi XL Comfort (Orange): Rs 7.23 lakh
Nissan Micra XL Comfort: Rs 7.23 lakh
12:16 PM: 2017 Micra launched at a starting price of Rs 5.99 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
12:11 PM: Interiors of the new Micra feature an all-black theme with orange stitching and centre console surround.
12:10 PM: Nissan Micra is the only car in its segment to come with automatic headlamps and rain sensing wipers.
12:04 PM: Nissan Micra is exported to more than 106 countries from India. It also is the country's most exported car ever.
12:02 PM: Globally, the Nissan Micra was launched in 1982. In India, the car was launched in July 2010 and has sold over 80,000 units since then in the country. Micra was the first Made in India car by Nissan India.
11: 45 AM: The Micra also gets Xtronic CVT transmission with sports mode, Lead ME to car and Follow me headlamps, steering mounted control wit Bluetooth control , Start/ stop push button with I-key
11:40 AM: The new Micra get orange interiors, paino black finish dashboard with 2 din audio system, 15 inch diamond cut alooy wheels, chrome finish on grille and LED tail lamps
11:38 AM:The 2017 Micra gets auto headlamps, rains ensing wiper, speed sensing door lock and dual airbags, ABS with EBD and BA
11:3 2 AM:Changes in the 2017 Micra aren't much and may not transform the user experience. It would be safe to assume a nominal increase at best in sales of the model in India.
11:16 AM: The new Micra is expected to come with a 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, Aux-in and USB connectivity, along with seat height adjustment feature on the top variants.
11:09 AM: The new Micra was showcased earlier at the 2016 Paris Motor show and is likely to be launched in India with a few changes
10:56 AM: The Micra with a CVT transmission is known for delivering exceptional fuel economy. The 2017 Micra does not feature any mechanical change or any difference in weight and hence will deliver similar fuel efficiency.
10:50 AM: The new Micra is expected to be priced from about Rs 5 lakh and top out at a little under Rs 8 lakh.
10:45 AM: The interior is also expected to get a host of changes including a new touchscreen infotainment system which may support Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. The infotainment system will also support a reverse parking camera as well as parking sensors to manoeuvre the hatchback into tight parking spots
10:40 AM: Powering the 2017 Nissan Micra will be a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine will generate 75 hp of power and 104 Nm of torque while the diesel would develop 62 hp of power and 160 Nm of torque. The petrol engine will also have the option of a CVT automatic gearbox, whereas the diesel motor will be paired only to a 5-speed manual transmission.
10:35 AM: These features would include Daytime Running Lamps, revised headlamp as well as taillamp clusters and refreshed bumpers. The feature list also includes automatic headlamps as well as rain-sensing wipers.
10:26 AM: An all new model of the Nissan Micra was showcased at the 2016 Paris Motor Show which will not be launched in India for now. The 2017 version will essentially be a facelift of the existing model with new features