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Micra Nissan

On Tuesday, The Nissan Motor Company unveiled its New Micra model at the Geneva Motor Show, a car that will be produced and sold in India among other countries.
The small car that will be the latest competitor in the booming small car segment in India, boasts of Nissan’s new V platform comprising a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine which will produce only 115g/km of CO2 emissions. Retaining its compact dimensions, the new car is faintly longer and slightly lower, while its longer wheelbase enables a ‘wheels-at-each-corner’ stance, the main reason behind its roomier interior.
Nissan, Japan's third largest car maker in which Renault holds a 44% stake, has set up a plant at Oragadam near Chennai with a capacity of 200000 units. However, "at least 80% of the output is meant for exports to European markets. With 80% localization of production of Micra car model, the company expects the price to be competitive. However, Dodge ruled out any price wars, saying the industry was better off without it. The company is ready with an antagonistic rollout plan and has already appointed 24 dealers so far. Nissan is also collaborating with Bajaj in development of an ultra low-cost vehicle and is planning to roll out two more cars apart from the Micra later a crossover and a sedan MUV.



With reversing sensors and a new ‘parking space measurement’ device with three skill levels to lessen the burden of parking in tight spaces – a unique feature in this segment. The car is designed to absorb the forces of a frontal impact due to sophisticated crumple zones, while maintaining cabin integrity due to its highly reinforced body shell. The main focus of Nissan seems to have been on weight reduction for better emission control and improved fuel economy. It is a victory day for Nissan and all Indian customers. The fourth generation Micra has been designed and launched with the discerning requirements and expectations of the Indian customers and we believe that it is the right product at the right time."