Nissan Micra Diesel in India - Price & Specifications
After Nissan’s first try with small car success on Indian roads, the Micra will now have a new fraternal twin in the form of a diesel variant. The Nissan Micra Diesel will be powered by the 1.5dCi engine which powers the Logan as well. This is a 8-valve 1461cc common-rail diesel engine that will produce 64bhp of power. The Micra diesel will be available in two trim levels XV and XV premium. The XV premium will sport 15-inch alloys as an extra. Else, everything else will remain the same on the diesel Micra.
Nissan Micra Diesel
They had said it when the Micra was being launched and in just about a span of six months it’s all set to become a reality. Yes, the Nissan Micra will soon be available with a diesel engine under its curvy bonnet and that’s where the Renault-Nissan partnership truly shows its presence ? because the oil burner making its way into the Micra isn’t just another small capacity one-it’s the same powerplant that does duty in the Logan! The Japanese automaker has done away with the Logan’s intercooler though, so the 1461cc engine should now make about 65PS @ 4000rpm and 155Nm @ 2000rpm which is very slightly lower than what the Logan makes in its current tune. The trade-off between the weight saved and the reduction in power is minimal and seems like a great step by Nissan considering that the Micra is a smaller car and will weigh in at just over 1000kg.
The Micra diesel will be available in two variants only-the XV and the XV Premium. The diesel XV will share its features list with the XV petrol ? which means it will come with a driver-side airbag and the Intelligent key system and push button ignition, electrically adjustable and foldable wing mirrors, body coloured door handles and the works, but it will still be sans ABS and EBD. All of that though, will be available in the top-of-the-line XV Premium variant which will also sport 15? alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a spoiler at the rear. Expect the Nissan diesel to be priced in the Suzuki Swift DDiS territory-Rs 5 lakh upwards. Bookings start in November while the car will be official launched sometime in mid-December.
Nissan Micra Diesel Specifications
- Engine: 1461cc
- Power: 64bhp
- Compression Ratio: 17.9
- Gearbox: 5-speed Manual
- Tyres: 165/70R14 (on XV) and 175/60/R15(on XV premium)
- Mileage: 22 Kmpl