Nissan has introduced a new
variant of its Micra CVT Automatic hatchback with a view to make the Xtronic
CVT Technology closer to buyers in the automatic segment. The Micra CVT
Automatic will now be available in a new XL variant, which is positioned just
below the top-of-the-line XV variant and will cost Rs 6,39,990.
The company also introduced a
new limited edition Nissan Micra X-Shift, based on the XL variant, to celebrate
the 5th anniversary of globally popular hatchback. Nissan’s premium hatchback
was the first locally manufactured product in India, launched in July 2010.
Micra X-Shift is limited to 750 units and will
come with added style and convenience features. Some of the features include:
• Premium matte black roof
wrap and side decals add an athletic touch
• Chrome exhaust tip finisher
adds sportiness to the rear
• Branded floor mats,
silver-finished door armrests and premium LED scuff plates enliven up the
• Reverse parking sensors for
ease of parking
To top it off, an X-shift
decal adds distinction to this limited edition. All these features are being
offered at no extra cost.
The top-of-the-line Micra CVT Automatic XV
variant will continue to be sold at Rs 6,93,100 (ex-showroom Delhi)
Unveiling the Nissan Micra
X-shift, Guillaume Sicard, President - Nissan India Operations said, “The
demand for automatic cars has risen to over 3.5pc in the last two years from
less than 1pc in FY12. Nissan is a pioneer when it comes to Xtronic CVT
Technology and with the introduction of the XL grade in our CVT range; we aim
to make this technology more accessible to our buyers.”
The New Micra CVT Automatic XL
variant comes equipped with Nissan’s efficient Xtronic CVT automatic gearbox,
making Micra the first, and the only, car in its segment to sport one. Xtronic
CVT Technology delivers an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 19.34kmpl in the
Micra, which is better than any automatic hatchback in its class. It is also
more fun to drive with no shift shock during acceleration compared to
conventional automatic transmissions.
Xtronic CVT transmission comes
with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) with three modes for Sporty, Normal and
Economy oriented driving. The technology predicts driver’s requirements and
delivers the optimum shift pattern to achieve both fuel economy and
drivability. The ‘Sport’ mode, which can be activated via a button on the shift
lever, gives an extra boost to the car’s performance.
The new XL CVT variant comes
with all features of the XL variant plus standard Antilock Braking System
(ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).
Additions to the interior include a new premium steering wheel and also a
convenient driver’s arm rest.
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