Nissan Motor India Private Limited, a subsidiary of the Japanese multinational car maker, is set to introduce its much awaited 2013 Micra facelift in the domestic market sometime in the next two months. The company has already rolled out its new Micra model in the auto market of Thailand and the launch of India-spec version is nothing but imminent.
The 2013 Micra facelift models have been caught testing on Indian streets on many occasions over the past few months. The premium hatchback is among the company's best performing models, in terms of sales in the country. The revamped model has been given a more radical look and the Micra seems to have finally shed its girly image. The headlamps incorporated on the facelift version are bold, while the reworked front fascia underlines the company's new design philosophy.
The Micra premium hatchback is also the Japanese auto maker's big export volume puller and is shipped to many countries overseas. Nissan Motor India manufactures the Micra model at its Oragadam production unit, located on the outskirts of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The modish car is available in both petrol and diesel powered options in the domestic passenger car market.
Speaking of engine specifications of upcoming 2013 Micra facelift, the premium hatchback is expected to come with no changes as compared to the outgoing models. The petrol Micra trim is most likely to come fitted with the 1.2 litre petrol engine, whereas the 1.5 litre Renault K9K oil burner would be powering its diesel model. As per industry sources, the refurbished Micra could be launched with the cutting edge CVT automatic gearbox, which is offered in its Sunny sibling at the moment.