Nissan has removed the Nissan Micra, Nissan Micra Active and the Nissan Sunny from its product portfolio in India and the updated official India website. The brand also dropped the Nissan Terrano SUV recently from their official Indian website which was reported last week which leaves only two cars in the brand India portfolio, the upcoming BS6 Nissan Kicks and the Nissan GT-R.
The Nissan Micra, Micra Active, Sunny and Terrano SUV were not upgraded to BS6 emission standards. Earlier reports had suggested that the brand might upgrade the petrol engine to BS6 standards but the diesel engines were expected to be axed from the line-up. Powering the Nissan Micra was a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produced 76 Bhp of power and 104 Nm of torque matched to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) gearbox, while the Micra Active was powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine with 67 Bhp of power and 104 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed manual transmission. Both the Micra and Micra Active also came with a 1.5-litre diesel-powered engine that produced 63 Bhp of power and 163 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Nissan Sunny came with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that generated 98 Bhp of power and 134 Nm of torque matched to a CVT gearbox as well as a 1.5-litre diesel motor that made 85 Bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed manual unit. The Nissan Terrano was powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine that produced 103 Bhp of power and 148 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed manual transmission as well as a 1.5-litre diesel engine in two states of tune an 84 Bhp/200 Nm and another 109 Bhp/245 Nm matched to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox options.
While the brand has dropped all these above engines, the upcoming Nissan Kicks has been confirmed to be powered by a BS6 compliant 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 156 PS of power and 254 Nm of torque matched to a manual gearbox as well as an X-Tronic CVT transmission. The new engine comes with a unique cylinder coating technology from the Nissan GT-R, that enhances cooling, reduces friction, maximises efficiency and increased power output. The engine also features a Dual Variable Timing system that reduces emissions and provides higher torque at lower RPMs while the new X-Tronic CVT claims to be 40% more efficient than existing CVTs.
If the brand brings back the Nissan Micra, Micra Active Sunny and Terrano with new BS6 compliant engines is still in question and is expected to be revealed soon.