Nissan Motor India have made it official that the Micra diesel will start selling in India from December 10 2010. As the sales of the new car commence, India will become the first country to
have the popular 1.5L K9K Diesel Engine on Nissan’s versatile ‘V’ Platform. The announcement was made by Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama, M.D. & CEO, NMIP and Mr. Dinesh Jain –CEO, Hover Automotive India Pvt Ltd (HAI). The company also released the official specs sheet of the car, which can be viewed at the bottom of this post.
The Micra diesel boasts of best in class fuel economy with and ARAI certified figure of 23.08 kmpl.
The 8-valves, 4-cylinder 1.5-litre diesel engine of the Micra produces 64PS of power at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 160Nm at 2000 rpm. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama, M.D. & CEO, Nissan Motor India said, “The Diesel Powered Micra with its best in class fuel efficiency and unique features has the potential to crave a niche for itself in the overcrowded compact hatchback segment in India. This is not just another variant. It is the right product at the right time that will offer the discerning Indian customers a good means of urban mobility with a complete package of performance, features, safety and comfort”
Nissan dealerships across the country have already commenced the bookings for the Diesel powered Micra. The Diesel-powered Nissan Micra will be available in two variants of XV and XV (premium). Available with greige (grey + beige) interiors, it will be introduced in a range of six colours; Sunlight Orange, Brick Red, Pacific Blue, Storm White, Blade Silver and Onyx Black. The Nissan Micra Diesel will be marketed and sold in India and subsequently will be exported to South Africa next year.
The Diesel Micra comes with a standard manufacturers’ warranty of 2 years/50,000kms. Also, In order to understand customer needs and resolve their queries, Nissan has established ‘Nissan Care’ – A Customer Contact Centre. Customers can reach Nissan by dialing Toll-free No 1800-209-4080 or alternatively by writing an email to email@example.com
Here’s the official spec sheet of the diesel Micra
|Body Coloured Bumpers||O||O|
|Full Wheel Covers||O|
|Rear Wash & Wipe||O||O|
|Body Coloured Outside Door Mirrors||O||O|
|Body Coloured Outside Door & Tailgate Handles||O||O|
|Body Coloured Roof Spoiler||O|
|Chrome Radiator Grille||O||O|
|14 inch Steel Wheels||O|
|15 Inch Alloy Wheels||O|
|Electric Park and Fold Door Mirrors||O||O|
|Electric Door Mirrors Adjustment||O||O|
|Adjustable Front Headrests||O||O|
|Dashboard Integrated Audio System With 4 Speakers & Aux-In Port||O||O|
|Manual AC with Filter||O|
|Auto Air Conditioning with Filter||O|
|Interior Colour Scheme- Greige||O||O|
|Leather Wrap Steering Wheel and Gear Knob||O|
|Comfort & Convenience||Power Steering||O||O|
|Steering Tilt Adjustment||O||O|
|Power Windows: Front and Rear||O||O|
|Driver Side Front Window With Autodown & Anti-Pinch Function||O||O|
|Central Door Lock||O||O|
|Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition||O|
|Front Fog Lamps||O|