Nissan has announced that the nationwide sales for the diesel powered Micra would commence from December 10, 2010. The Micra Diesel comes with fuel economy of 23.08 kmpl (as approved by ARAI) and top speed of 158kmph. The car is powered with the popular 1.5litre Common Rail Direct Injection K9K Diesel Engine, which is mounted for the very first time in India on Nissan’s versatile ‘V’ platform. The 8-valves, 4-cylinder Diesel-powered Micra generates Power rated at 47Kw (64PS) @ 4000 rpm, while torque output is 160Nm @ 2000 rpm. The Nissan Micra Diesel comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Micra Diesel XV is priced at Rs 5.6 lakhs whereas the XV (premium) is priced at 6.2 lakhs.

The Nissan Micra Diesel will be marketed and sold in India and subsequently will be exported to South Africa next year. The Micra Diesel offers first-in-its-class Intelligent Key plus Immobilizer, a push-button engine start-stop system and electric foldable mirror. Another unique feature is the intelligent multi-display meter, which supplies drivers with real time fuel economy information and cruising range. In addition, the driver power windows are fitted with ‘one touch up/down’ feature along with a pinch guard.

Retaining its compact dimensions, the Nissan Micra measures 3780mm in length, 1665mm in width and 1525mm in height. The Micra is lightest (XV – 992kgs, XV Premium – 1008kgs) hatchback in its segment. The XV premium variant of Micra Diesel also comes with 15-inch alloy wheels and body colored roof spoiler. It also comes with fitted with a standard safety equipment of Driver Airbag across both its variants and has a boot space of 251 litres. Available with greige interiors, it will be introduced in Sunlight Orange, Brick Red, Pacific Blue, Storm White, Blade Silver and Onyx Black colours.