Nissan broadened the Micra offerings in India by adding the Micra facelift and rebranding the existing Micra as Micra Active in July this year. While the Micra Active has been limited to only the petrol motor, the new Micra comes with a petrol as well as a diesel engine.
However, the offerings started from the XL variant which was priced at Rs 5.99 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi for diesel. Now, to lower the entry point for the new Micra diesel possibly as a result of Grand i10, Nissan has launched a base XE variant of the car. However, it comes only in the diesel trim and is not offered in petrol.
The newly Launched Base variant Micra Diesel XE is priced at Rs 5.57 Lakhs. Powered by the same 1.5L diesel engine, Micra returns an ARAI rated fuel economy of 23.08 Kmpl against Grand i10’s 24kmpl.
The base Micra XE is also fairly loaded and comes with the following features:
- Driver-side Airbag
- Chrome-plated grille
- Follow Me Headlamps
- Tilt steering
- Driver Seat Belt Warning, Door Ajar Warning, Low Fuel indicator, Headlamp ON Warning and Key Remove Warning Indicators
- Dual Horn
With this, Nissan has as many as 12 different variants of Micra on offer. Micra comes with a standard warranty of 2 years or 50,000 kms whichever is earlier.
Nissan Micra Diesel XE bookings and deliveries have already started from September 4th. A lower entry level variant of new Micra appears to be a result of the latest Grand i10 which starts at Rs 5.23 Lac for diesel.
So, the question is plain and simple – Will you prefer the new Micra at a lower entry price tag over others in the segment?
– By Saravana Priyan