Spied – Nissan Micra Active with diesel engine spotted for the first time

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At the launch of the Nissan Micra Active last September, the president and CEO for Nissan India, Kenichiro Yomura, had told us that a diesel version of the Micra Active is under consideration. Today it appears as if there is good progress in its development with web portal Anything-on-wheels spotting a test mule.

Nissan Micra Active diesel rear spyshot
The Micra Active would be a low-cost diesel hatchback competing with the Chevrolet Beat and Tata Indica eV2.

The Micra Active diesel gets the identifiable “Pure Drive DCi” bootlid badge. It is definite that the Micra Active will carry the same 1.5-liter K9K engine that produces 64 hp. The site claims that an ‘XV’ variant was trailing the XL variant mule caught on camera. Whether Nissan will showcase the Micra Active diesel range at the Auto Expo 2014 remains to be seen.

For the Active petrol version, Nissan offers four variants, XE, XL, XV and XV S, with power steering and air-conditioning standard. The XE variant is priced at Rs 3,50,096, and the XV S is priced at Rs 4,89,172 (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).

Nissan Micra Active with diesel engine

Even with the typical Rs 1 lakh difference between the petrol and diesel variants, the Micra Active diesel could be priced between Rs 4.5 and Rs 5.9 lakh, going head to head with the Chevy Beat which is priced from Rs 4.78 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi.)

The Beat is also getting refreshed and its debut is confirmed at the Auto Expo that begins next week.

[Source – Anything-on-wheels]

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