I’ve been spotting throngs of Nissan Micras on the road recently, which itself is a proof for the model’s success in India. Riding high on this success, Nissan is all set to roll out Micra’s diesel variant on Indian roads. Nissan has already announced the commencement of the booking orders across its 20 dealerships for the diesel variant. The Diesel-powered Micra is expected to go on sale before Christmas this year.
The car is expected to get Renault Logan’s 1.5-liter CRDI engine which should deliver around 65-70bhp of power, 150-160 Nm of torque and 20-25 kmpl.
The Micra diesel will be available in two variants – the XV and the XV Premium. The diesel XV will have the same features as the XV petrol except ABS and EBD, which will be available in the XV Premium variant. XV Premium will also sport 15 inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a rear spoiler.
The diesel Micra is expected to be priced in the Suzuki Swift DDiS territory.