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Nissan Micra 2012-2017 Diesel XE

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Micra 2012-2017 Diesel XE Overview

  • Mileage [upto]
    23.08 kmpl
  • Engine [upto]
    1461 cc
  • BHP
  • Transmission
  • Boot Space
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Micra 2012-2017 Diesel XE Review

NMIPL ( Nissan Motor India Private Limited), which is one of the highly acclaimed passenger car manufacturer in the profitable Indian car market has launched the base variant of their new Micra hatchback for the car enthusiasts. This entry level version is called as the Nissan Micra Diesel XE and is launched at a competitive price tag, which will further instigate fierce competition in the already lucrative hatchback segment of the country. This Indian based company is the fully owned ancillary of the Japanese automobile giant, Nissan Motor Company Limited. They have a splendid fleet of vehicles in their model line up and one of them is the adorable hatchback called Nissan Micra. This hatchback series is already prevalent in both petrol and diesel trims for the buyers to choose from. But to further make the competition fierce in the profitable hatchback segment of the country's car market the company has now introduced this base variant as well. This Nissan Micra Diesel XE trim also has the redesigned front and rear with a bold and aggressive stance. Some of the impressive features of this entry level trim include a trendy looking chrome garnished radiator grille, a tilt steering adjustment, an advanced drive computer, a driver air bag for enhanced protection for the driver and many other aspects such as an engine immobilizer, a driver seat belt warning indicator, a proficient air conditioner unit with heater that cools the entire cabin quickly, a glove box to keep some smaller things at hand and many other such aspects, which will certainly be practical and of full utility for the buyers. The company has equipped this Nissan Micra Diesel XE trim with a performance packed 1.5-litre in-line diesel mill, which has a single overhead cam shaft and can displace close to 1461cc, which is quite good. This common rail fuel supply system based mill has the ability to churn out a peak power of 63.1bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a maximum torque of about 160Nm at 2000rpm, which is very good. This diesel mill is skilfully coupled with a smooth and proficient five speed manual transmission gear box. The company claims that this 1.5-litre diesel motor has the capacity to generate a healthy mileage in the range of 18.5 Kmpl within the city limits, while the same will be increased to about 23.08 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions on the highways. This engine is compliant with the stringent BS IV norms, which ensure lesser emissions and increased fuel efficiency. The dimensions of this Nissan Micra Diesel XE trim are very spacious and it can take in five passengers with ease. The insides are done up lavishly and give a lot of comfort to all the passengers sitting inside it. The suspension and the braking mechanism are well balanced and proficient and will keep the car stable and agile at all times, apart from being under the control of the driver as well.


This newly launched Nissan Micra Diesel XE base version has sleek and stylish exteriors. The company has retained the same body line as the earlier version, but there has been some massive cosmetic changes to the design outside. The front facade of this entry level trim looks aggressive, with a stylish chrome based grille. This radiator grille has a lot of chrome and a perforated radiator grille with stylish company logo incorporated in the center. This is flanked by a brilliant headlamp cluster, which is incorporated with side turn indicators as well. Below this is the body colored bumper, which has a wide air dam, which helps in cooling th engine faster. The front windshield is laminated and has been equipped with a couple of intermittent wipers. The side profile has black color door handles and external rear view mirrors. The wheel arches have been fitted with 14 inch steel wheels of size 14x5.5J , which are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 165/70 R14. The rear end has a wide windscreen with a bright tail lamp cluster and the regular badging of the company on it.


The all new entry level trim has a comfortable seating arrangement and it can take in five passengers with ease. The front and rear head rests are adjustable and this variant also has some storage spaces like cup and bottle holders, a large glove box and many other such options. The interior color scheme is refreshing and the seats are covered with plush fabric upholstery. The leg room, head and shoulder space is quite pertinent for all the occupants and ensures a comfortable driving experience.


The company has equipped this Nissan Micra Diesel XE entry level trim with a performance packed engine, which is very efficient and reliable. This 1.5-litre K9K diesel mill has a SOHC (single over head camshaft) and has the capacity to displace 1461cc. This engine has been equipped with a common rail fuel supply system along with four cylinders and . This diesel mill has the ability to churn out a maximum power output of 62.72bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 160Nm at 2000rpm, which is quite good. This engine has been skilfully mated with a smooth 5-Speed manual transmission gear box for simplified gear shifts.

Braking and Handling:

This entry level diesel engine based trim has a smooth power steering, which is very responsive and so are the brakes, which make driving a lot simpler and pleasurable. The front wheels have been fitted with ventilated disc brakes, while the rear wheels have been equipped with powerful drum brakes. On the other hand the robust suspension system of this hatchback is quite sturdy. The front suspension comprises of McPherson strut, while the rear end has a torsion beam that keeps the vehicle steady even in bad road conditions.

Comfort Features:

This Nissan Micra Diesel XE is the entry level trim and has been equipped with a manual air conditioner unit, which also has a heater. Then there is a drive computer, a power steering that can be tilt adjustable, a tachometer and many other such aspects, which enhances the safety quotient of this hatchback.

Safety Features:

The list of these important safety aspects include a driver airbag for enhanced protection of the driver, a 12V Power outlet, an engine immobilizer, a driver seat warning notification lamp, a dual horn, a door ajar warning indicator, a low fuel level warning indicator, a head light ON as well as a key remove warning indicator.


A good diesel engine, mileage is quite good, spacious interiors.


Engine noise and vibration can be reduced, few more features can be added.

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Key Specifications of Nissan Micra 2012-2017 Diesel XE

ARAI Mileage23.08 kmpl
City Mileage19.5 kmpl
Fuel TypeDiesel
Engine Displacement (cc)1461
Max Power (bhp@rpm)63.1bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)160Nm@2000rpm
Seating Capacity5
Boot Space (Litres)251
Fuel Tank Capacity41
Body TypeHatchback

Key Features of Nissan Micra 2012-2017 Diesel XE

Multi-function Steering WheelNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorNo
Touch ScreenNo
Automatic Climate ControlNo
Engine Start Stop ButtonNo
Anti Lock Braking SystemNo
Alloy WheelsNo
Fog Lights - FrontNo
Fog Lights - RearNo
Power Windows RearNo
Power Windows FrontNo
Wheel CoversNo
Passenger AirbagNo
Driver AirbagYes
Power SteeringYes
Air ConditionerYes

Nissan Micra 2012-2017 Diesel XE Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeIn-Line Diesel Engine
Displacement (cc)1461
Max Power63.1bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque160Nm@2000rpm
No. of cylinder4
Valves Per Cylinder2
Valve ConfigurationSOHC
Bore X Stroke76 x 80.5 mm
Compression Ratio17.9:1
Turbo ChargerYes
Super ChargeNo
Gear Box5 Speed
Drive TypeFWD
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Fuel & Performance

Fuel TypeDiesel
Mileage (ARAI)23.08
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)41
Emission Norm ComplianceBS IV
Top Speed (Kmph)160
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Suspension, Steering & Brakes

Front SuspensionMacPherson Strut
Rear SuspensionTorsion Beam
Steering TypePower
Steering ColumnTilt
Steering Gear TypeRack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)4.65 meters
Front Brake TypeVentilated Disc
Rear Brake TypeDrum
Acceleration14 Seconds
0-100kmph14 Seconds
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Dimensions & Capacity

Length (mm)3825
Width (mm)1665
Height (mm)1525
Boot Space (Litres)251
Seating Capacity5
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)150
Wheel Base (mm)2450
No of Doors5
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Comfort & Convenience

Power Steering
Power Windows-Front
Power Windows-Rear
Air Conditioner
Adjustable Steering
Automatic Climate Control
Air Quality Control
Remote Trunk Opener
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Low Fuel Warning Light
Accessory Power Outlet
Trunk Light
Vanity Mirror
Rear Reading Lamp
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
Cup Holders-Front
Cup Holders-Rear
Rear AC Vents
Heated Seats Front
Heated Seats - Rear
Seat Lumbar Support
Cruise Control
Parking Sensors
Navigation System
Foldable Rear Seat
Smart Access Card Entry
KeyLess Entry
Engine Start/Stop Button
Glove Box Cooling
Voice Control
Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
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Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
Leather Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Steering Wheel
Glove Compartment
Digital Clock
Outside Temperature Display
Cigarette Lighter
Digital Odometer
Electric Adjustable Seats
Driving Experience Control Eco
Folding Table in The Rear
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
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Adjustable Headlights
Fog Lights - Front
Fog Lights - Rear
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
Rain Sensing Wiper
Rear Window Wiper
Rear Window Washer
Rear Window Defogger
Wheel Covers
Alloy Wheels
Power Antenna
Tinted Glass
Rear Spoiler
Removable/Convertible Top
Roof Carrier
Sun Roof
Moon Roof
Side Stepper
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
Intergrated Antenna
Chrome Grille
Chrome Garnish
Smoke Headlamps
Roof Rail
Tyre Size165/70 R14
Tyre TypeTubeless,Radial
Wheel Size14
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Anti-Lock Braking System
Brake Assist
Central Locking
Power Door Locks
Child Safety Locks
Anti-Theft Alarm
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front
Side Airbag-Rear
Day & Night Rear View Mirror
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
Xenon Headlamps
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Door Ajar Warning
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Traction Control
Adjustable Seats
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Vehicle Stability Control System
Engine Immobilizer
Crash Sensor
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Engine Check Warning
Automatic Headlamps
Clutch Lock
Follow Me Home Headlamps
Rear Camera
Anti-Theft Device
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Entertainment & Communication

Cd Player
CD Changer
DVD Player
Audio System Remote Control
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
USB & Auxiliary input
Bluetooth Connectivity
Touch Screen
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Nissan Micra 2012-2017 Diesel XE Colours

Nissan Micra 2012-2017 is available in 6 different colours - Sunshine Orange, Onyx Black, Blade Silver, Brick Red, Storm White and Turquoise Blue.

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    Brick Red
  • Blade Silver
    Blade Silver
  • Storm White
    Storm White
  • Onyx Black
    Onyx Black
  • Turquoise Blue
    Turquoise Blue

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