More Nissan Micra details, images pop up; CVT listed (video)

16/02/2010 - 19:47 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

The story of the Nissan Micra/March keeps getting better. The new video released on the Nissan media site clearly conveys how seriously the company has approached their newest creation. This is also their first compact car in India, and if the promises are really delivered, the standards are going to be pretty high.

Based on an all-new V Platform, the Micra for a start will get a 1.2-liter 3 pot gasoline engine. Six months down the line, sources have indicated a 1.5-liter diesel engine will be listed. For India, Nissan could consider putting in something like a 1.3-liter engine, but nothing concrete has emerged from anywhere.

Coming back to the petrol motor, a newly developed CVT (continuously variable transmission) features a "sub-planetary" gear that allows for a very wide gear ratio of 7.3.

The new Micra/March will be unveiled at the Geneva auto show on March 2nd. The car enters the Indian market around the month of July. Production will begin in May at the Oragadam plant in Chennai.

A new batch of spyshots have been posted, thanks to Headlight Magazine's eagle-eyed readers.

Nissan Micra March Eco Car Thailand

Image Source - Headlight Magazine

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