If Nissan are to slot into top gear, they need a dense dealer network and more importantly a diesel hatchback priced aggressively. Proof - Suzuki Swift and the Ford Figo are clocking astronomical numbers with the help of an oil burner.
We got in touch with Nissan corporate communications team through email and requested them to address our query -
We have recently stated that the Micra Diesel will launched before Christmas this year
Nissan is expected to transplant the Renault Logan's 1.5-liter CRDI engine into the Micra. The engine should produce power in the region of 65-70bhp and torque of 150-160 Nm greatly improving the car's driveability.
ARAI fuel economy figures will be in the 20-25 kmpl bracket though the exact figures we will come to know only in the following weeks. Much of the equipment on the petrol Micra like keyless entry and start-stop button should transferred to the diesel sibling as well.