2013 Nissan Micra: Features, colors, engine options and variants explained

Posted on: Jun 11, 2013 - 9:43am IST

We’ve just driven the 2013 Nissan Micra and our review should be out very soon. Meanwhile, we will explain the new Micra range with all the features, engine options, new colors which have been added and the new trim lines.

2013 Nissan Micra Pacific Blue

1. Technical Specifications

The 2013 Nissan Micra comes with the same two engine options. A 1.2-liter three cylinder petrol engine producing 76PS of power at 6,000rpm and 104Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. This engine configuration is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission only. However, Nissan have added a new gearbox to the Micra range, a CVT automatic gearbox. This CVT is the Nissan X-TRONIC CVT also found on the Renault Scala and the Nissan Sunny. It is available only with a 1.2-liter petrol engine, producing 77PS of power at 6,000rpm and the same torque figure as the manual. That’s right, the automatic produces 1PS more power than the manual.

The 1.5-liter K9K diesel engine continues to be seen on the diesel variants of the Micra outputting 64PS of power and 160Nm of torque.

2013 Nissan Micra technical specifications

I’ve been told by the Nissan engineers that both engines have been retuned for improved fuel economy. The ARAI claims stand at 18.44km/l for the manual petrol (earlier it was 18.06km/l) while the diesel continues to be 23.08km/l. That being said, the new Micra’s deliver their promise of improved economy, as you shall see in the review.

The figures for the automatic haven’t been released yet, but expect it to be at least 1km/l more economical than the manual petrol.

Head to Page 2 to view the new colors of the Micra and the new variant lineup.

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5 thoughts on “2013 Nissan Micra: Features, colors, engine options and variants explained

  1. Achyuth says:

    Can we all know when is the review coming ?

  2. Achyuth says:

    Do I see a change in the number of valves for the diesel Micra. The earlier model had only 8 valves but this one has 16 valves. That means this facelift is quite substantial rather than the headlight and bumper changing exercise of the marutis! This one is surely having the i20 in it’s sights as the contender for the crown of premium hatch backs . Great !!!!!!!! 🙂 😀

  3. sandy says:

    IMO, rear wiper, fog lamps, side airbags, rear window defroster are still unevenly distributed. The high end manual petrol lover would be missing these, even some automatic lover would miss fog lamps, side airbags etc. However the rest of the feature list are well distributed and eye soothing.

    1. Achyuth says:

      agree with you sandy. AT customer might want the extra kit. But the Micra Facelift holds the upper edge against the i20 diesel when it comes to the kit offered, the i20 only gets 2 airbags but the Micra gets 4 airbags which is good,. But when their petrol counterparts are compared the i20 gets more safety kit. Now these two vehicles are the heavyweights when the kit offered is concerned. O.T: Nissan was silent about a feature that was present in the Micra since it’s launch, Follow me Headlamps. Now let’s have a detailed comparo on the kit offered in the middle variants of the Micra and the i20.

      i20 Sportz Micra XV

      Driver Airbag Dual Airbags

      ABS with EBD ABS and EBD

      Climate Control Climate Control with dust filter

      14 Alloy Wheels 15 Alloy Wheels

      Auto Dimming IRVM Auto Dimming IRVM

      Electric ORVM with electric Electric ORVM with Electric Fold
      fold in in and auto fold when locked.

      HU with BT,AUX,USB,CD and FM AM > Same here

      Steering mounted audio controls> Same here

      Remote Keyless ikey with start stop button and request entry sensors

  4. Achyuth says:

    Finally! it’s here and I love it!! 4 airbags and ABS in the top end diesel is a welcome move. Electrochromatic mirror, parking sensors and reverse camera ? Now that’s uber cool! :). Eagerly awaiting the review as other websites aren’t even bothering to review the Micra Facelift as a whole package. Thanks for the infor IAB! Now coming to the topic, as your earlier article suggests, if they monitor our suggestions carefully and if the trend changes, will they bring the diesel CVT ? That will bring in a lot of numbers to the Chennai factory.



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