The 2013 Nissan Micra facelift was launched in Nepal last week, only, its not being called the Micra, but as 'March'.
As our readers may be well aware, the Micra is known as the March in markets such as Thailand and Japan and Nissan have chosen this name for Nepal as well.
The new Nissan March will be retailed through Dugar Brothers and Sons (DBS) who is the authorized distributor for Nissan vehicles in Nepal. DBS is also the authorized distributor for Royal Enfield, Mahindra's LCVs and John Deere's tractors.
Mahesh Ghimire, senior manager of the Nissan Division at DBS, said that only the top-end petrol variant was launched as the company wanted to position it as a premium hatchback. DBS hopes to sell about 300 units of the March annually.
Powering the March is the same 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that outputs 76 PS and 104 Nm of torque. Nepal gets only the 5-speed manual transmission and the fuel efficiency is rated at 18 km/l.
The March gets four-airbags and foglights as standard, apart from ABS and EBD. In India, Nissan offers side airbags and foglights only on the top-end diesel variant of the Micra.
The March is priced at 2.85 million Nepalese Rupee (INR 17.8 lakhs) and is offered with a flat discount of 75,000 Nepali Rupee (INR 47,000) already.