Japanese automobile giant Nissan has recently introduced upgrades to its Sunny and Evalia. They also offer two hatchback options, the Micra and Micra Active, along with compact SUV, the Terrano in India. The manufacturer has also brought to India its budget brand of vehicles under Datsun badging.
Currently several manufacturers that have used Takata Corp. airbags are recalling their vehicles for defects. Nissan Motor Co. has also used this component and will be recalling 2,60,000 units from around the world.
The issue with Takata airbags is that they could spray shrapnel when inflated, thus injuring the driver or passenger. The models in question are Nissan's Cube and Micra, so far the manufacturer claims only Europe and Japanese models are affected.
The airbag issue by Takata in Nissan vehicles currently spans across Japan where 1,04,905 vehicles are affected. There are over 30,000 and 11,000 vehicles that may be affected in Europe and China respectively. These are initial reports and the affected vehicles could increase.
Nissan sells their Micra hatchback in India as well and offer airbags as an option. The recall spans across models made between 2008 to 2012. The Japanese manufacturer has not announced yet if the Indian Micra is also affected and will announce it soon.
The Nissan Micra is priced at INR 4,90,057 for base model, while top end model costs INR 7,15,065 ex-showroom, Delhi. They offer both petrol and diesel engine options, along with manual and automatic transmission choices.