Sunday, 9 June 2013

New Nissan Micra 2013 Revealed with Facelift, Coming Soon!

Nissan has officially revealed the facelifted Micra which is expected to go on sale worldwide in late 2013. It seems that Nissan has taken inspiration from its compact SUV, the Juke to style the new Micra with some visual tweaks for 2013. The Micra was deliberately given a curvy design, Nissan designers claimed that this was more soothing to the eyes of most people. New Nissan Micra Comes With Plenty Of Change in Exterior As Well as interiors. Lets Check out.....

The Micra now looks more bold with the new chrome grille and new headlamps. The fog lamps now get chrome surrounds and the new Micra is 45 mm longer than the previous one. The wheelbase is exactly the same as earlier, the new bumper has led to this marginal increase in length. There are new sets of alloy wheels on offer too.

The back of the 2013 Micra shows a new bumper, modified tailgate trim and LED taillights. It can be optionally fitted with 16-inch polished alloy wheels, panoramic glass roof, new paint hues and a park assist system. The best though, was the fact that this car brought many firsts to its segment, driver side airbag was standard acroos the variants, it offered keyless entry-and-go, star/stop button, electrically folding mirrors and climate control for about Rs. 6 Lakh. It was, and still is, a value-for-money car and Nissan’s sales figures showed how popular it has got.

Inside medium- and top-spec models, you get a new gloss-black centre console with different air vents, and a bigger infotainment screen (up from 5in to 5.8in). You can spec a parking space measurement gizmo that’ll inform the driver if the gap they’re sizing up is big enough to fit the Micra. There’s also standard USB and MP3 player connectivity, and a redesigned instrument cluster. Nissan has announced the mentioned features for European models so we wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of these features never make their way to the Indian market due to cost-cutting.

The interiors now get a brand new Piano Black theme. ABS and iKey are now offered from the mid variant onwards. Nissan claims that the Micra has the largest front headroom in the segment. The biggest change is that Nissan has tried to reduce the curvy design language from the last car. The centre console, especially, gets more angular and is highlighted by a silver surround. There are lot of black inserts in the centre console which may or may not be carried over to the Indian version. The centre console gets a big infotainment screen, which looks cool but may not be brought to India. The centre air vents are now rectangular, while the side air vents have not been touched. Expect the quality of the interior to be improved, and materials used to be better too.

Power is derived from the same petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, petrol engine produces 76 PS at 6000 RPM and 104 Nm torque at 4000 RPM. Along the regular manual transmission, Nissan is also offering the Sunny derived CVT gearbox with the petrol variant. The Micra CVT delivers 77 PS (1 PS more than manual) and the autobox has been tweaked to suit the Micra. The CVT is also more fuel efficient and delivers 19.34 km/l as compared to the manual which delivers 18.44 km/l (as per Nissan test cycle). This CVT unit also offers ‘Sports Mode’ on the shift knob. The diesel Micra is powered by the 1.5-litre K9K series engine and produces 64 PS at 4000 RPM and 160 Nm torque @ 2000 RPM. The diesel version is available in the manual guise only.