Japanese auto maker, Nissan has announced that it exported more units of the Nissan Micra than any other car from India in June. The ranking has been achieved with 6,807 units of the Micra being exported. With this milestone the brand confirms its position as a major contributor to Make in the country. Since commencement of operations in 2010, Nissan has exported over 620,000 cars from the country that has marked the total contribution to the economy in foreign exchange with more than Rs 30,000 crore.
Being produced at the Renault-Nissan's Alliance facility in Oragadam near Chennai, the Nissan Micra is exported to more than a hundred countries, including the European countries of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany and Italy are the biggest customers of the car. Under the ‘Made in India’ mark, the model helped Nissan achieve record sales in fiscal year 2015 making the company, the top-selling Asian car brand in Europe.
Commenting on this, Mr. Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations said, “Nissan is proud our Made in India Nissan Micra was the most exported car in June, and proud of our contribution to the country’s economy. Our strategy has been to use exports to build a significant presence in India with our plant, the largest and most advanced in the Alliance, and our R&D centre which employs five thousand engineers.”
Offered in both diesel and petrol engine, the hatch’s Diesel version has a powerful K9K 1.5-litre SOHC based engine that churns out 62.72bhp at 4000rpm with a maximum torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm, mated with a smooth and easy 5-speed manual gearbox transmission. While the Petrol version, on the other hand, is packed with a 1.2-litre DOHC based engine and has a capacity to produce a maximum power of 74.48bhp at 6000rpm and a peak torque output of 104Nm at 4000rpm. The manual gear box equipped versions have been fitted with a 5-Speed transmission gear box and the automatic trim has been equipped with an advanced CVT.