You recently saw spyshots of the car in the Thai capital; now the Nissan March facelift enjoys its official reveal (in March!) at the ongoing Bangkok show. Five variants – E MT, E CVT, EL CVT, V CVT and VL CVT – go on sale in the Kingdom, priced between 444k and 555k baht (RM47k-59k).
The facelifted Nissan March looks altogether bolder and more confident, with a honeycomb grille incorporating the Nissan emblem between V-shaped chrome slats. The fog lamp housings are now triangular and pushed to the edges of the front bumper, which is also new. Headlamps and rear bumper are new, too.
The sole engine choice is a 1.2 litre twin-cam HR12DE three-cylinder unit with C-VTC that produces 79 hp at 6,000 rpm and 106 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm – no changes there. Regardless of variant, ABS, BA, EBD, electric power steering, LED rear lamps and a rear spoiler with integrated LED third brake light are present, and the driver and front passenger get an airbag each.
Available on the top two variants are new 15-inch alloys, wrapped in 175/60 tyres, as well as a centre console trimmed in a new piano black, a new beige interior and steering wheel audio controls, amongst others.
You’ll note the interior shares more than a few similarities with that of the Nissan Almera – down to the dashboard, air-con controls (circular automatic air-con cluster on V and VL variants), interior door handles and air vents. Hardly surprising as the March and Almera share the same V platform.
Also on the stand is an example garnished with a loud bodykit, wheelarch extensions and some snazzy red sports wheels – look out for it in the gallery.