Nissan Pixo (2009–2013)
Nissan Pixo launched
It has a wheelbase of 2,360 mm with an alloy block three cylinder 12 valve 1.0-litre engine. 65PS at 6,000rpm, 90Nm at 4,000rpm, 61.4mpg combined and just 103g/km CO2.
Manual 5-speed or 4-speed torque converter auto. Built in collaboration with Suzuki Motor Corporation, at Delhi, India.
Three versions for UK: Pixo Visia, Pixo Acenta and Pixo Tekna. The entry grade Nissan Pixo Visia at just £5,995 includes 5 doors, power steering, anti-lock brakes with EBD and Brake Assist, driver and passenger airbags, ISOFIX child seat fixings, CD player with MP3 reader, 14" steel wheels and a rear wiper. Other standard features include a rear parcel shelf, tilt adjustable steering column and no fewer than four cup holders – two in the front and two in the rear.
Nissan Pixo Acenta from £6,745 includes remote central door locking, drivers seat boot opener, front electric windows, 50/50 split folding rear seatbacks, nbody coloures door handles and mirrors, front fog lamps, side airbags. Optional 4 speed auto.
Nissan Pixo Tekna, from £7,645 adds manual aircon, pollen filter, curtain airbags, ESP, 3 years free servicing with 3 years roadside assistance. Optional 4-speed auto.
Principal options include electronic stability control (ESP), manual air conditioning, curtain airbags, alloy wheels and metallic or pearlescent paint. UK sales started June 2009.
The new Pixo features fresh exterior colours, an improved interior and a drop in CO2 emissions to 99g/km.
Changes to the engine and aerodynamic improvements have combined to reduce CO2 levels by 4g/km to 99g/km, allowing the Pixo to enjoy tax benefits, congestion charge exemption and reduced emissions.
The Pixo will also benefit from enhancements to the car's interior. The door trims around the glovebox and centre console are now black rather than grey to add a touch of class. Every Pixo is also now fitted with an electronic auto-dimming rear view mirror. Prices start from £7,250 for the Visia rising to £8,250 for the range-topping n-tec five-door model.