Nissan Pixo Comes in at Under £6,000

Mon, 06 Apr 2009
Nissan today announced UK prices and specs of its new Pixo, and the big news is that the basic Visia version is to be priced at just £5,995.

The Nissan Pixo is a light, small five-door, four-seater 3,565 mm long, 1,600 mm wide and 1,470 mm high along the lines of a Citroen C1/Peugeot 107/Toyota Aygo. First shown at Paris Motor Show October 2008. It has a wheelbase of 2,360 mm.with a roomy interior and generous luggage space. It has a lively, highly efficient 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 adds remote central door locking, drivers seat boot opener, front electric windows, 50/50 split folding rear seatbacks, body coloured 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 start from June 2009.

Nissan and Suzuki are working on an idle stop/start system that will bring CO2 emissions under 100g/km.

Road test of near identical 2009 Suzuki Alto at www.honestjohn.co.uk/road_tests/index.htm?id=377

More at www.nissan.co.uk

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