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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?

Nissan Terrano Performance & Test Drive

Nissan Terrano Overview

The Renault-Nissan alliance has been leveraging common vehicle platforms to quicken the process of ‘time to market’ and have together managed to build a fairly healthy portfolio for each other. The only problem in the past has been that unlike platform sharing vehicles from other global alliances that are distinctly different from each other, in this case, cars such as the Micra and Pulse, and the Sunny and Scala also share almost identical looks.

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It has been a case of badge engineering where the cars don’t just share underpinnings, but all the body panels too. The next in line is the Nissan Terrano, the cloned version of the Renault Duster. Thankfully though, better sense has prevailed amongst the powers that be in Nissan and the Terrano can claim itself to be a fairly differentiated product, at least on the outside. View offers on Nissan Cars from Nissan dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

Nissan Terrano Look

As you can clearly notice in the images, the only SUV offering from Nissan for the Indian market has not received any significant changes to the exterior. Thus it still continues to look rugged and bold.

Towards the front profile, the Terrano gets a signature grille with lots of chrome elements on it. The headlamp unit too remains unchanged and gets a four pod design which looks not only good but also is functional at the same time. Towards the side profile, the SUV gets a machined alloy wheels which look not only rugged but also robust at the same time. Towards the side profile, you will also notice the electrically retractable ORVM with integrated side turn indicators. The silver finished roof rails also helps the Terrano to stand out in the crowd.Nissan India has now added one more colour options in the form of new Sandstone Brown besides the already existing four colour options.

Nissan Terrano Comfort

The cabin of the Terrano attempts a somewhat similar freshening up just like the redesigned exterior. But, the extent of change inside the Terrano is much lower than the outside. However, Nissan engineers have managed to still lift up the overall premiumness of the cabin, though this might be more evident in the top-trim variants. There is a slight variation in the interior colour theme, though the dashboard layout and major elements are mostly carry-forwards. There are a few changes such as the flip open storage box at the top of the centre stack. The combination of circular and rectangular aircon vents and the piano-black finish for the centre stack caught my attention in my test mule.

Faux wood door handles and the chrome bits all around the cabin are other elements that help boost the feeling of quality inside the Terrano. The rear aircon vents positioned between the two front seats (also found in the Duster) will be a blessing during the forthcoming summer. The steering wheel and the instrument cluster also see some modifications.

Nissan Terrano Gearbox

Like we already mentioned above there are no mechanical changes under the hood of the updated Terrano. The SUV still is powered by the same 1.6-litre petrol engine that produces about 104 PS of peak power at 5, 850 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 3750 rpm. The gasoline engine paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel variant, on the other hand, gets the 1.5 Litre DCI unit which is available in two states of tune. The base trim diesel option produces about 85 Ps of peak power at 3750 Rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1900 rpm. The more powerful diesel option produces about 110 Ps of peak power at 4000 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. Transmission option for the diesel drivetrain includes a 6-speed manual while there is also an option of a six speed AMT as well available with the top end trim.

Nissan Terrano Rideing

The diesel engine takes 12 seconds to cross the 100 kmph mark and slates a top speed figure of 175kmph. On the other end, the Petrol version attains a top speed of 165 kmph and takes 10 seconds to cross the 100 kmph mark from standstill. Both engines are incredible performers and thus Terrano doesn’t feel sluggish at any given moment. The Nissan Terrano line-up has both Petrol and Diesel engine based versions. The Petrol engine is a 1.6-litre Multi Point Fuel Injection (MPFI) based engine, which is coded as 1.6K4M. It has the ability to displace 1598cc and can yield about 102.6bhp at 5850rpm along with 145Nm of peak torque value at 3750rpm, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. On the other hand, the diesel variants come with two power options, 85PS (83.8bhp) and the other more powerful 110PS (108.5bhp). This fuel efficient 1461cc, K9K, dCi diesel engine is quite powerful and is delivering an impressive performance. It offers a peak torque of 248Nm at 2250rpm in combination with a maximum power output of 108.5bhp at 3900rpm. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is mated with a six speed manual transmission gear box.

Nissan Terrano Safety

Nissan Terrano boasts of a staunch and robust braking system. The front wheels of the compact SUV are incorporated with discs which make braking deft. While the front axle of the SUV has an independent McPherson strut type of mechanism with a coil spring and also a highly advanced anti-roll bar; the rear axle gets a torsion beam axle along with coil springs and a similar anti-roll bar for enhanced comfort for the rear passengers. Both these systems put together ensure that the passengers as well as the SUV are stable at all times. The top-end versions of the Terrano are equipped with the sophisticated Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) along with electronic brake force distribution technology, coupled with brake assist and a stability control module to further upgrade the braking mechanism of the SUV. Other safety features comprise of an engine immobilizer, central locking, driver seat belt reminder, doors-not-well-closed reminder, rear defogger, reverse parking sensor and a heated tailgate glass warning light.

Nissan Terrano Price in Hyderabad

Nissan Terrano Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 9,90,034/- (Terrano XL P) to 14,30,152/- (Terrano XV D PRE 110 PS AMT). Get best offers for Nissan Terrano from Nissan Dealers in Hyderabad. Check for Terrano price in Hyderabad at Carzprice

Nissan Terrano Bottomline

The Terrano’s ride quality is big plus when compared to the other vehicles in its class. The suspension soaks up bad roads really well, without allowing it to really rattle the car. There is just a tad bit of body roll that I can feel when I run downhill on a windy stretch of road and while flicking in and out of the corners. But that is to be expected from a suspension set up that is meant to accommodate and please.

Just like the Duster, the Terrano’s USPs are right there – a torquey, healthy engine, good ride quality, much better on-road poise at high speeds and around corners and the right size. But, in the Terrano what is different is the design, which compared to the current Duster, might be considered just that bit more modern and appealing.