The Nissan Micra CVT is only among the few hatchbacks in India along with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Honda Jazz that offers a CVT. So how different is the CVT gearbox from the manual one and also, is it any better than many of its rivals, we find in our review.6:53 PM
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Prices of the 2017 Nissan Micra are expected to be as low as Rs 6 lakh, and may go all the way up to Rs 9 lakh for the top-end variant.
New Nissan Micra 2017 has finally made its world debut at the Paris Motor Show. One of the key highlights of the new Micra is its sporty design that is inspired from the Sway concept. The hatchback’s new model has been created to be a flagship. If reports are to be believed, the hatchback will go on sale in Europe by the end of this year or early next year. In fact, Nissan has already begun testing the car on European roads. Read More – Nissan Kicks Compact SUV Is Coming To India
The 2017 Nissan Micra carries a more radical design, and looks a sportier than the outgoing model. The new Micra is claimed to be longer, wider and lower than the current car. The car features a familiar V-shaped grille, sleek headlamps and angular air vents upfront. There are sharper creases on the sides that run across the length, giving it much needed sporty profile. Features like lower stance and sleeker roofline and sporty rear with stylish tail-lights and roof spoiler are heavily inspired from the Sway concept.
The new Micra is based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-B small car platform, which will also underpins the next Juke Crossover. The car will also be loaded with several comfort and safety features. There will be multiple petrol and diesel powertrain options ranging from 1.0-litre to 1.6-litre. In India, the hatchback will be produced at the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s Oragadam-based, Chennai plant. The India-made Micra will also be exported to Middle East and Africa. In emerging markets, the hatchback’s new-gen model will retain the V-platform. While in Europe, it will get the new CMF platform which is being developed by Renault-Nissan Alliance.
New Nissan Micra 2017 India Specifications
Engine Options Petrol & Diesel ranging from 0.9-litre to 1.6-litre
Transmission Options 5-speed Manual & CVT
The European-spec new Nissan Micra could be offered with a 0.9-litre TCe turbocharged petrol engine along with the existing range of petrol and diesel powertrains. For global markets, the hatchback will be made available with a range of petrol and diesel mills with capacity from 1.2-litre to 1.6-litre. Though, it is still to be known if these will come to India as well or not. Just like the current-gen model, the Micra’s new model could be brought with a 5-speed manual and a CVT gearbox
New Nissan Micra 2017 India Exterior
Unlike the European-spec model that is based on the new CMF-B platform, the India-bound Nissan Micra will continue to feature the existing V-platform. Design and styling of the new-gen model, however, will be heavily inspired from the Nissan Sway concept that was first unveiled in 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show. The car will carry stylish curves with compact and futuristic design.
The front profile of the car has been revised with a new grille, a low slung bonnet, new headlamps clusters and a hefty bumper. The side and rear end, too, look refreshing with a sloppier roofline, newly-designed hatch and new taillight design.
New Nissan Micra 2017 India Interior
No interior details of the hatchback have surfaced yet. But, we expect it come with a new futuristic centre console, new instrument cluster, better interior trimming and leather covered seats. There are talks that hatchback’s new model will have more safety features to offer. Similar to the current model, the new-gen Micra will be capable to accommodate five occupants.
New Nissan Micra 2017 Features
Stylish tail-lights with LED inserts
Automatic climate control
Multi-functional steering wheel
Touchscreen infotainment system