Nissan Sunny Overview
Indian market, this is the second generation of the Sunny and the modern design has made it more expressive and of course, it now gets a ton of features too. The new design features lower, wider and longer exterior dimensions while retaining the roomy interior. The Versa aka Sunny now gets Nissan’s ‘Emotional Geometry’ design language.
The car will be offered in 8 colours including Electric Blue Metallic, Monarch Orange Metallic and Scarlet Ember Tintcoat. As far as engine options are concerned, the Versa/Sunny compact sedan gets a 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder engine offers 122 horsepower and a 155 Nm, paired with the enhanced Xtronic transmission or a 5-speed manual.
The wheels have been pushed out, there’s an imposing grille and it’s lower, wider and longer than the previous generation. Inside, the compact sedan continues to get the signature design elements found in Maxima and Altima, including the ‘Gliding Wing’ instrument panel that expands the feel of the space. The horizontal architecture, open spaces and use of harmonious materials and colours add a fresh, up-level quality to the entire cabin.
Nissan Sunny Exteriors
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 Interiors
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.Check for Nissan Sunny price in Mumbai at CarBing.
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 Performance
The Nissan Sunny comes powered by a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The car we are driving is a 1.5-litre K9K dCi diesel unit producing 85 bhp of power @ 3750 rpm and 200 Nm of torque @ 2000 rpm. The power is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission (however, a CVT transmission is also available). We got a good mileage of 17+kmpl mileage on the clock, which is good considering the size of the car. However, some of the rivals are now offering mileage as high as 28 kmpl, which could come out to be 23 kmpl in real conditions.
As for the performance, the 200 Nm of torque starts pretty late at 2000 rpm, making it a bit sluggish at times while overtaking other cars in the city traffic. The seats are comfortable and the adjustable driver seat ensures that you utilize the large glass area for a better overall visibility. The handling is pretty balanced, which is a great touch for both city and highway driving. The suspension is on a stiffer side, giving the car a planted ride. However, you will feel large potholes inside the cabin. The insulation level could have been better too.To know more details on Nissan Sunny check Changeonslapac
Nissan Sunny Driving
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
Nissan always has taken care of this aspect cautiously and subsequently it has returned rich dividends to the company. In Sunny sedan, it has incorporated disc as front brakes while the rear braking system is drum. This primary braking system is complimented extremely well by the trio of Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) in each and every variant of this sedan. Also, driver airbag is a standard safety feature across all the variants. The top-end trim XV D features front fog lamps which are quite helpful during inclement weather. It also has the front passenger airbag while the paid optional trim XV D (safety) comes with additional side airbags for the front seat occupants.
There are also several alert systems included in the sedan such as low fuel level warning, door ajar warning, speed sensing auto door lock, headlight on warning lamp etc. to aware the driver of the tricky circumstances ahead. The company has also installed a heap of security features to encounter the thieves and lock-pickers. Nissan Sunny comes with Immobilizer, Central Door Lock, Key Remove Warning Lamp etc. as standard security features across all the variants. Additionally, the mid-level and top-end variants feature Anti-theft Device with Alarm and Seat Belt Warning Lamps as extra security features to keep you car protected from goons as well as bullies.
Nissan Sunny Price in Mumbai
Nissan Sunny XE Petrol Ex-showroom Price is 6,99,000/- and On Road Price is 8,31,080/-. Nissan Sunny XE Petrol comes in 6 colours, namely Night Shade,Blade Silver,Bronze Grey,Sandstone Brown,Onyx Black,Deep Grey. Nissan Sunny XE Petrol comes with HR15 with 1498 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 98 bhp@6000 rpm and Peak Torque 134 Nm@4000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 16.95 Kmpl . Nissan Sunny XE Petrol comes with Manual Transmission with FWD.Apply car loan for Nissan Sunny at Fincarz.
Nissan Sunny Verdict
We got our test unit with more than 21,000 km on the clock and we have set the trip-meter to 0 for better understanding of the mileage over the course of the next few months. Our first impressions are decent enough and we felt some things were missing from a car that competes in the mid-size sedan segment. However, at no point we felt like driving a large sedan, thanks to the brilliantly tuned steering. In addition, the space inside the cabin is a big boon too. Be it the weekend trip, or be it running some local errands, Sunny can host your family and friends with a welcoming smile.
We will be regularly updating you about the way Nissan Sunny performs in the coming reports and does the space alone could help it be a worthy sedan?