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