Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India said, “The affordable and accessible Micra offers a charming visual appeal with its new “Sunshine Orange” exterior colour complemented by the edgy, European-style all-black interior. These new options come without any price increase. We’re confident this package will resonate with Indian customers.”
Nissan says that orange is gaining popularity among Indians seeking a stylish new look to their car’s exterior. It is also a symbolic colour of the festive season in India. Given its vibrant appeal and connection with young buyers, who tend opt for the bold shade, it has been frequently used by auto manufacturers as the communication colour on vehicles; latest example being the Tata Tiago.
Apart from the orange shade, the Nissan Micra is available in 5 more options including Brick Red, Turquoise Blue, Blade Silver, Onyx Black, Nightshade and Storm White. On the inside, the hatchback gets a piano black finished centre console, black door trims, black seat upholstery with contrast blue stitching. The Micra Active, on the other hand gets a black instrument cluster, black seat fabric and door armrest finished in silver.
Power continues to come from the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine on the Nissan Micra tuned to produce 76bhp of power. The petrol trim only gets the CVT autobox and returns an ARAI certified 19.34 km/l. The diesel versions are powered by the 1.5-litre four-cylinder motor tuned for 63bhp and is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The oil burner returns an ARAI certified 23.08 km/l.
The refreshed Micra will be available across 232 Nissan dealerships in the country. The company also exports the models to over 100 countries globally. While the hatchback may not be the most popular in India, it has sold over 6 million units across the world.
For those waiting to get their hands on a sportier Nissan, the company will be launching the much awaited GT-R later in November this year with pre-bookings already commenced. The company will be introducing the new generation X-Trail Hybrid by this December.