Nissan is working towards developing the next-generation Micra for India and other developing markets. This new-generation Micra will be an even better value for money package and will be tweaked as per the Indian market requirement. Nissan has plans to do component sharing between its petrol and diesel engine, which will be seen on the new-generation Micra.
Nissan will be introducing the entire CMF platform in India, however it isn’t very clear if the Micra will be based on CMF or the current platform will be tweaked for this new generation. It will mostly be the CMF, as even Renault gears up to make its own hatchback than re-badging. From 2016, the Micra that will be made available in Europe won’t be built and exported from the Chennai plant and hence, Nissan will be utilising this capacity to produce the X-Trail and the Qashqai for India car buyers.
The new Nissan Micra will have a three-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engine options and the company will be making this new premium hatchback look a lot more stylish and aggressive than the current one. The work on this new hatchback has already started and Nissan will be following the steps that Hyundai has taken for the Grand i10. It will be suitable for Indian conditions and tailored for Indian car buyers requirement.