Following the success of petrol engine Micra, Nissan Motor India Private Ltd (NMIPL) has announced that the diesel variant of the hatchback would be launched in December 2010. The nationwide sales of the diesel-powered Micra would start from 10th December.
The Micra Diesel is powered by a 1.5litre Common Rail Direct Injection K9K Diesel Engine, would churn out 64 bhp @4000 rpm and torque output is 160Nm @2000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Diesel-powered Micra comes with fuel economy of 23.08 kmpl (as approved by ARAI), making it the best in its class.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama, M.D. & CEO, Nissan Motor India said, “The success of petrol powered Micra in the domestic market has given us huge confidence to introduce the Diesel powered Micra within six months from the petrol version. 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.”
Starting November 7, 2010, the Nissan dealerships across the country have already started the bookings for the Diesel Micra. The diesel Micra would be available with greige interiors, and 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.