Nissan is reportedly developing a stripped-down version of the Micra which will be roughly Rs.50,000 cheaper than the present base XE variant.
Such a variant will put the Micra into Hyundai i10 territory which is priced at Rs. 3.65 lakh.
The present Micra XE variant is priced at Rs 4.21 lakh and the stripped down version which is being called the G02A internally by Nissan is expected to cost around Rs. 3.70 lakh.
The new base variant will likely lose out on features like tilt steering, engine immobilizer, driver airbag, which are offered on the XE variant. There might also be other cost cutting methods details of which aren’t available as of yet.
The Micra petrol has a claimed mileage of 18 kmpl which means a real world figure of roughly 12-15 kmpl. The 1,198 cc engine makes 75 bhp of power and 104 Nm of torque. The sub four lakh Micra will also sport the same engine and there won’t be any changes in terms of power output.
The Micra hasn’t really taken off the way Nissan would have liked for it to and this new variant targets a very core need of the average Indian small car buyer; affordable pricing. Do you think the new variant will help Nissan attract more customers to the Micra? Share your views in the comments below!
(Source: Autocar India)