Nissan Micra sedan here by end of 2011?
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We brought you the first spyshots of the Nissan Micra Sedan undergoing testing in China earlier this year and now we have some more news for you. If rumors are to be believed this sedan will the hit the Indian market same time next year.
The Micra sedan is based on the same V-Platform as the Micra is much more than just a Micra with a boot, Nissan tell us. This car referred as the ‘Affordable Sedan’ is going to be a threat to the Honda City and Volkswagen Vento.
A lot of bits will be shared with the Micra & since the platform is also same, Nissan will have huge cost benefits that could translate to a competitive price tag. The car will be powered by a 1.5 liter diesel engine (same as the Logan, to be plonked in the Micra too) & a 1.6 liter petrol is also on the cards. Nissan could also offer a CVT transmission on it at a later stage.
The car is expected to have a spacious cabin, with a robust built & seeing the gadgets being offered on the Micra, you could very well expect this car too to be fully loaded.
Another interesting bit to note is that this car will also be competing with the Toyota Etios sedan that will also be launched in India in the beginning of next year. The Japanese giants sure will have some fierce battle!