Offering excellent driving dynamics, refined engines and sleek design, the mid-sized sedan, Nissan Sunny marks a distinction in its class. The sedan is available in four petrol (1.5-litre, four cylinder) and three diesel (K9K, four cylinder) variants, which are coupled to a five speed manual transmission, except the Sunny XL CVT.
The Honda city rivalling sedan is priced in the range of Rs 7.91 lakh to Rs 10.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Introduced in 2011, the sedan has bettered in cosmetic terms with the addition of new styling elements to the exterior and interior. Engines powering the sedan are frugal and offer great performance. Along with a manual gearbox, it also gets a CVT unit which was missing earlier in the line-up.
Nissan Sunny Exterior
Compared to the 2011 version, the current model has a relatively modish front profile with a tweaked front grille, redesigned headlamps and fog lamps with chrome housing. Look from side is appealing, the chrome door handles and sharp shoulder line works well for it. Rear side sports large swept-back tail lamps, steeply raked windshield and large body painted bumper.
Nissan Sunny Interior
Inside, it gets leather upholstered seats, beige toned dashboard and piano black centre console. There is comfortable room for occupants seated in front and rear. In terms of tech, Sunny equips a string of comfort and infotainment provisions.
Nissan Sunny Engine Specifications & Transmission
Sunny gets a set of two engines in petrol and diesel fuel options. The 1.5 litre, petrol engine with electronic fuel injection control churns out power in two states of tune-the five-speed manual version develops 98bhp and the CVT variant makes slightly more at 101bhp. Torque figure for both is same at 134Nm. The K9k 1.5 litre, common rail diesel unit makes 85bhp at 3750rpm and 200Nm torque.
Nissan Sunny Features
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 Performance & Mileage
Fuel economy for the petrol manual variant is rated at 16.95km/l as against the CVT variant claimed to deliver 17.50km/l.
Nissan Sunny Accessories & Infotainment
Inside, it gets a wide 2 DIN audio system with USB port, Aux-In and display is integrated inside. Speed sensing volume compensation, Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio & handsfree phone controls, four speakers are also equipped in the cabin.
Nissan Sunny Braking & Handling
Stopping power is drawn by disc brakes at the front axle and drum units at the rear axle.
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.
Nissan Sunny Comfort & Convenience
To make the cabin more desirable Nissan have stuffed a string of features including electric power steering, manual anti-dazzle mirror, steering tilt adjustment, rear centre arm rest, driver side arm rest, electrically adjustable door mirrors, power windows in front & rear with driver auto up & down with anti-pinch, auto AC, remote keyless entry, intelligent key with push button start, rear parking sensors, rear view camera, height adjuster for driver’s seat and 12V accessory socket.
Nissan Sunny Wheels & Tyres
The 185/65 R15tyres get alloy wheels and the 185/70 R14tyres comes wrapped with steel wheels.
Nissan Sunny Competition
In the C segment, it goes up against competitors such as Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Renault Scala and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.