Japanese auto major Nissan has launched its most-awaited premium hatchback model Nissan Micra in the Indian market on 14th July, 2010. Nissan has recently set-up its manufacturing plant at Chennai under a joint venture with Renault with an investment of Rs 4,500 crore. This new manufacturing plant has been set up with a capacity to produce 4 lacs unit of car per year but Nissan will initially produce only two lacs unit of cars.
Nissan Motor India’s senior official said that there is no delay for this project and the company’s plans are going on track. Nissan Micra is known as Nissan March in the Japanese market but it’s Indian version is christened as Nissan Micra. The company official said that Nissan plans to launch seven new models from its product portfolio in the Indian market by next four to five years.
Nissan Micra is launched in the Indian market with 3 petrol engine variants, with 5 speed manual transmission. The petrol variants of Nissan Micra is introduced with a 1.2L, 1198cc petrol engine that produces 76PS of power and 104 Nm of torque.
The three Nissan Micra variants are: Nissan Micra XE, Nissan Micra XL and Nissan Micra XV.
Nissan Micra is an excellent combination of new generation cutting edge technology, exceptional designs and advanced features. Nissan sees potential in the small hatchback segment auto market and the company has thus decided to launch number of new models in Indian market that will include Nissan Murano in the SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) segment, Nissan Qashqai, Nissan ULC and Nissan Pixo. Nissan Micra is priced within the range of Rs 3.98 lacs to 5.28 lacs.
Nissan Micra has been launched now, but, bookings of the car has already been started. The petrol variants of this small car is available with only 1.2L, 1198cc engine displacement with 5 speed manual transmission gearbox that offers mileage around 18.6kmpl mileage. The mill of the compact four-wheeler produces 76PS of maximum power and 104 Nm of torque. It offers mileage of around 14 kmpl in city and 18.06 kmpl mileage on highways.