Nissan has announced a revised engine line-up including a much-anticipated new Xtrronic model (automatic gearbox), for their popular small car, the Micra.
The new additions and changes to engine options, featuring new ‘world-first’ technologies are:
- A new 1.0 litre petrol IG-T (100 PS) engine with Xtronic automatic gearbox
- A new more powerful 1.0 litre IG-T (100 PS) with 5-speed manual transmission
- A new range-topping DIG-T 117 turbocharged petrol engine with 6-speed manual transmission
Nissan Micra - 1.0-Litre petrol IG-T 100 (Xtronic Automatic Gearbox)
The new Xtronic automatic gearbox is a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) unit featuring the latest D-Step technology which calculates the ideal gear ratio needed to deliver smooth acceleration and downshifting. The result is a smoother/quieter CVT transmission especially under heavier acceleration with stepped ratio changes.
The new D-Step technology also delivers more responsive downshifting and better fuel economy figures than traditional CVT transmissions.
The new CVT gearbox is in response to increased demand for automatic transmissions in the small car segment. Industry experts predict that the number of small cars with automatic gearboxes will double in the next 18-24 months.
Order books are open now for 2019 Nissan Micra Automatic models on the new March 19 plate.
Nissan Micra – New 1.0 Litre IG-T -100 PS (5-Speed Manual Gearbox)
The new 100PS 1.0 litre IG-T petrol replaces the outgoing IGT-90. With advancements and new technologies, Nissan have delivered a more powerful/responsive engine with improved acceleration (0-62mph in 10.9 seconds). The new engine delivers an additional 10PS of power and 10Nm of torque whilst at the same time delivering a cleaner, more fuel-efficient engine thus reducing your running costs.
Depending on the trim-level/equipment combination you choose CO2 emissions should be in the region of 15g/km less than the outgoing IGT-90 petrol models and official combined fuel economy figures are a tad better; from 47.1mpg (IGT-90) to 50.4mpg (IGT-100).
Nissan Micra - 1.0-litre DIG-T 117 PS (6-Speed Manual Gearbox)
The all-new DIG 117 PS 3-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine, is Nissan’s more powerful top-of-the-range petrol unit with a 6-speed manual transmission. The 117 PS DIG-T is a second faster than the IGT-100 from 0-62mph (9.9 seconds) and delivers more torque (180 Nm of torque + 20 Nm with overboost).
Models equipped with the new DIG-T 117 engine will also benefit from other tweaks to make the car an altogether more engaging and dynamic drive. They will be benefit from a 10mm lower vehicle with tuned suspension and sharper/lighter steering. These models will also feature new 17-inch alloy wheels and a new chrome exhaust finisher.
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