2017 Nissan Micra comes with minor interior revisions but has several added features; powertrain remains the same
Nissan introduced the Micra hatchback in India back in July 2010 and it was the first locally manufactured product at Oragadam near Chennai to focus on the first-time buyer’s volume space from the brand. Based on the Type-V platform, the Micra has done a good job in having the Japanese manufacturer’s name established in the country. However, as years passed and its badge-engineered cousin, the Renault Pulse, came into the fray the sales has seen gradual reduction.
Over the last 12 months, the sales witnessed a slump to an average of below 500 units. It is understandable considering the lack of updation through its lifespan and the increased competition in the compact car segments with the arrival of new products. We were disappointed when reporting earlier that the all-new generation of Micra launched last year would not be coming anytime soon to India.
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With a complete new exterior and interior upgrades it was a more of a ‘premium hatchback’ based on the global CMF-B platform. The segment which saw boom in recent years due to the introduction of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20.
With the hope that it could launch in the coming years, the new MY2017 model that has been made available to buy across all Nissan showrooms in India from June 2 cannot be undermined either as it has improvements on the interior as well as features front. It is essentially the Micra of what we know with more tech involved. However, the Micra Active with petrol manual transmission has received a new bumper and steering wheel with Audi controls and Bluetooth connectivity.
2017 Nissan Micra Engine Specifications
|2017 Nissan Micra Engine and Specifications|
|Displacement in CC||1,198 cc petrol / 1.461 cc diesel|
|Power||75 bhp at 6,000 rpm / 65 bhp at 4,000 rpm|
|Torque||104 Nm at 4,000 rpm / 160 Nm at 2,000 rpm|
|Gearbox||CVT automatic petrol / five-speed manual diesel|
|Mileage||19.34 kmpl / 23.08 kmpl|
In the Indian market, the new Micra hatchback is available with the same 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine comprising no performance differences. The petrol engine is paired with a CVT, while the diesel model is offered with a five-speed manual gearbox.
The 1.2-litre petrol unit is capable of churning out 75 bhp of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 104 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm while the diesel unit delivers 65 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 160 Nm of torque delivered as low as 2,000 rpm. No mileage changes are made as the diesel manaul is claimed with the same 23.08 kmpl mileage and the petrol CVT with 19.34 kmpl.
2017 Nissan Micra India Price
Prices start at Rs. 5.99 lakh for the base variant and it used to be at Rs. 7.09 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for the top-end model. Despite the entry price staying the same (making it the most affordable petrol CVT in India), the high-spec XL Comfort diesel now carries a price of Rs. 7.23 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) due to additional features.
|2017 Nissan Micra Price|
|2017 Nissan Micra Variants||Ex-Showroom Price|
|Micra XL (CVT)||Rs. 5,99,000|
|Micra XV (CVT) Orange||Rs. 6,95,000|
|Micra XV (CVT)||Rs. 6,95,000|
|Micra dCi XL||Rs. 6,62,000|
|Micra dCi XL Comfort (Orange)||Rs. 7,23,000|
|Micra dCi XL Comfort||Rs. 7,23,000|
2017 Nissan Micra Interior and Features
Nissan has extended the warranty programme as owners can also avail the new package for 3 years / 50,000 km. The Micra gets claimed class-leading intelligent features like rain sensing wipers, lead me to car, automatic headlamps. Additionally, the black interior theme is adorned with piano-black finish and there is also contrast orange accents on armrest, dashboard and seats. Other notable features are 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, multi-functional steering wheel, engine start-stop button and i-key.
2017 Nissan Micra Colours
The new Micra is offered in seven exterior colour schemes namely Brick Red, Turquoise Blue, Blade Silver, Onyx Black, Nightshade, Storm White and Sunshine Orange.