Nissan Sunny Overview
Nissan Motor India Private Limited, the Indian subsidiary of Japanese autogiant Nissan, owns a fleet of vehicles, belonging to almost every segment from hatchback to SUV in the country. In the entry-level saloon segment, it offers the Sunny sedan which is truly a royal wagon to drive. Nissan Sunny hit the Indian shores firstly in 2011 and it was received considerably well by the auto freaks in India. But along the course of time it lost its glory and hence, in an awe to re-create the enigma and panache, the company has launched the second generation of the entry-level saloon in the country being cited as ‘Nissan Sunny’. It is more promising, advanced and striking than its predecessor and looks complete. Request a test drive for Sunny in Tryaldrive
Nissan Sunny Design & Style
The Nissan Sunny is quite distinguished from its predecessor in terms of exterior appearance, owing to the brand new Teana inspired ‘Boomerang’ follow-me-home headlamps that are placed well inside the restyled front bumper. The slightly V-shaped front grille too gains more dominance this time around and hold the company logo at the centre. Beneath the headlamps, the Sunny flaunts an all new pair of fog lamps with loads of chrome surrounding. In all, the front fascia is, undeniably, more premium and up-market than before. Going to the sideways, there are the sleek as well as aerodynamic side mirrors with integrated turn indicators. The flared wheel arches have been blessed with 15″ 12-spoke alloy wheels; a distinctive Y-spoke design. Coming to the rear end of the vehicle, the first thing that would catch your attention is the newly designed and enhanced rear bumper. The company has integrated the all new tail lamp cluster considerably well which further compliments the sportiness of the rear portion. There are also chrome touches at the rear just above the number plate which transform the sedan into a much premium territory. Furthermore, there is a black ‘splitter’ which has been used to break up the large 490-litre of boot. Also, there is a short antenna which has moved back from the front just to compliment the overall appearance of the sedan and raise the ambiance. Nissan Sunny is being offered with as many as six vibrant colors – Nightshade, Pearl White, Deep Gray, Onyx Black, Bronze Grey, and Blade Silver.
Nissan Sunny Cabin & Comfort
It is the area that has gone under the hammer the most and appears drastically changed from the outgoing model of Sunny. The grayish interior shade has gone for a toss in favor of a more appealing and premium shade. Chrome accents are being placed at essential points while the all new 3-spoke leather strapped steering wheel is a revelation. Furthermore, the music as well as bluetooth controls are mounted on the right side of the wheel, followed by the silver inserts make it further sporty. The centre console is being done in Piano Black finish with silver finish on the sides. Nearby, there are two cup-holders in order to keep small belongings. The front doors are designed in a manner to have bottle holders along with pockets for maps and notebooks. The top-end variant comprises of leather seats as well as leather covered gear knobs. The Sunny sedan is really admirable for the knee room even for the rear seats. There is plenty of space at the back which makes it a perfect wagon for long drives.
Nissan has loaded an array of comfort and convenience features to this Sunny sedan. It in-houses an automatic climate control air conditioner where you can adjust the temperature of the cabin as per your desire, irrespective of the outside temperature. There are circular A/C vents at the rear too for the sake of rear seat occupants and these vents are more precise when it comes to air adjustment rather than the traditional ones. Moreover, there is a rear adjustable centre arm-rest with cup-holders along with adjustable rear headrests for the much needed convenience and comfort to the rear seat passengers. As for the infotainment, the Sunny comes loaded with a 2 DIN Wide-display Audio System with AM/FM radio and CD player. It also features a large, colored, easy to read display screen regarding the information on audio and songs. There is also a provision of bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming through which one can one can listen its favorite tracks stored in mobile on the audio system. The company has left no stone unturned to lure the music lovers as it has also provided an AUX and USB slot, by virtue of which one can simply connect the iPod or MP3 player and enjoy. Additionally, as mentioned before, the volumes can also be adjusted via the steering wheel and phone calls can also be received.
Nissan Sunny Engine & Gearbox
The engine used in the Sunny is a familiar unit now, the K9K common-rail unit co-developed by Nissan and Renault which is found under the hood of the Mahindra Logan, the Nissan Micra and the just launched Renault Pulse all producing 64PS of maximum power. Since the K9K motor ranges from 64PS to 110PS, the Sunny’s engine gets an additional boost and produces 86PS at 3750rpm and 200Nm of torque at a low 2000rpm. Crank the engine and its quiet impression does make an impression. Vibration levels are low and the cabin is insulated well enough to keep the passengers guessing if it’s a diesel. Nissan has tuned the ECU in sync with Indian road conditions so there is hardly any turbo lag making it feel more like a petrol motor. The power delivery is smooth and linear making it ideal for driving in the city. The torquey nature of the engine gives the Sunny capability to cruise effortlessly at three-digit speeds.
Nissan’s V-platform, on which the Sunny is based, is known to be lightweight as seen in the petrol variant. The diesel is no exception. In fact the Sunny is one of the lightest diesel sedans in the country weighing just 1092kg. This has resulted in a good power to weight ratio of 78.75PS/ton. The gearbox is not very slick to operate but the shifts are precise, we would have preferred a shorter throw though. The clutch feels heavier compared to the petrol variant and takes a little more effort to engage. The gear ratios however are tall and well spread out, matching the engine’s power delivery quite well.We could not test the car but the Sunny diesel isn’t as powerful as a Vento or a Verna but more in the SX4 diesel mould. We managed to see 160kmph on the speedometer. The ARAI-claimed figure is an impressive 23.08kmpl. The fuel tank holds 41 litres which translates to an incredible 946-kilometre range. The Sunny then is a car with impressive fuel economy and respectable performance.
Nissan Sunny Ride & Handling
The Nissan Sunny flaunts an all new 3-spoke leather strapped tilt electric power steering wheel. It is quite light in maneuvering the sedan across the narrow streets and the sedan too responds almost instantly and precisely to the driver’s directions. The tilt steering wheel further facilitates the driver to adjust the steering position according to his/her comfort and convenience. Although, despite all this, the handling is just okayish. There is also a first-grade suspension system with Mcpherson Strut as front suspension while the rear one is Torsion Bar in the Sunny sedan. The manual transmission and the automatic transmission of petrol variants of Sunny touch the 100 kmph barrier from standstill in a mere 12.7 seconds and 12.1 seconds, respectively with a common top speed of 175 kmph. The diesel variant crosses the same barrier in a time frame of around 14-15 seconds with a top speed around 160 – 180 kmph.
Nissan Sunny Safety & Security
It is aided with safety provisions such as immobiliser, driver airbag, front passenger airbag, ABS with EBD & brake assist, central door lock, speed sensing auto door lock, side airbags and front fog lamps. Styling elements like body coloured ORVMs with turn indicators, chrome plated outside door handles, chrome finished radiator grille and back sash tape on B pillar adorn the exterior. Cabin gets features such as drive computer, multi-information display, chrome finish on parking brake, adjustable headrests, cup holder, bottle holders etc.
Nissan Sunny Ex-Showroom Price in Bangalore ranges from 6,97,747/- (Sunny XE Petrol) to 9,50,497/- (Sunny XV Diesel). Get best offers for Nissan Sunny from Nissan Dealers in Bangalore. Check for Sunny price in Bangalore at Crazprice
Nissan Sunny Bottomline
The car will be offered in three variants, XE, XL and XV. The XE variant offers body coloured bumpers, steel wheels, trip computer, power steering, ABS with EBD and a driver airbag. The XL in addition to the XE package offers chrome exterior package, rear defroster, wheel caps, rear armrest, automatic climate control, beige interiors, steering mounted audio controls, central locking, rear aircon vents, keyless entry, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, stereo system with AUX support (no USB) and airbags for driver and passenger. The top end XV model comes equipped with more features such as 15-inch alloy wheels, electrically foldable mirrors and keyless entry and ignition.The Sunny definitely has the potential to give its competition a tough fight. What we don’t know however, at this time, is the price. We expect the car to be priced between Rs 7-8.5 lakh.