Enough has been said about the upcoming 2013 Nissan Micra facelift. We have already driven the car and our first drive impression of the updated hatchback is online.
Nissan India is already busy publishing teasers of the new updated 2013 Nissan Micra India launch and the car maker will be seen introducing the car into the highly competitive hatchback segment of our carmarket tomorrow.
The refreshed 2013 Nissan Micra comes with various styling tweaks to the exteriors. The biggest visual change lies in the car’s front fascia, which gets a revised bumper, a bold grille and a set of stylish new headlamps. The new bumper makes the car a wee bit longer than the pre-facelift model.
Other visual updates include a set of ‘Signature Nissan’ alloys, revised rear taillamps with LED fixtures and rear bumper.
The interiors of the updated car get a Piano black theme and new door pads.
The 2013 Nissan Micra facelift is powered by the same set of petrol and diesel engines that power the current car. The petrol variant of the new Micra is propelled by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, petrol engine that has a max power output of 76ps@ 6000rpm and a max torque of 104Nm@4000rpm.
The petrol variant gets a new CVT gearbox that has been derived from the one on the Sunny sedan. This gearbox enables the car to deliver a power output of 77p. The CVT variant has a fuel economy of 19.34 kmpl, a little more than manual variant’s 18.44 kmpl.
The diesel variant of the car continues to be powered by the Renault sourced 1.5-litre K9K diese engine that has a max power of 64ps@4000 RPM and a peak torque output of 160nm@2000rpm.
The new updated Micra does manage to do away with the ‘dolly car’ looks of the outgoing model and comes across as more appealing. The car also benefits from additional features and joins the likes of the Honda Brio by getting an automatic variant.
A competitive price tag, along with a fresh styling and new features, should really help Micra win a lot more hearts. Stay tuned for more details on 2013 Nissan Micra India launch.