Nissan Sunny is just the right sedan for car lovers who are always in the lookout for heavy duty on-road performance from their vehicles. Thus, ever since its launch in 2011, this discovery from Nissan has remained the hot favourite. Since Sunny always enjoys a clan of committed customers, Nissan decided to give this road beast a facelift very recently. The purpose of this makeover was quite obvious; it aimed at appealing the tastes of the new generation more precisely, and it must be admitted that the attempt proved successful. Right from the interiors to exteriors, this new Sunny features celestial changes if compared with its previous version.
Overall, the external profile of the new Nissan Sunny does not show a dramatic change. But the fine yet significant modifications in this vehicle are sure to grab attention. So, the first thing that is sure to draw attention even at the quickest glance at Sunny is the bigger grille area with shiny silvery grills running from one end to the other. Perhaps, this time the makers have been specific about illuminating the roads more through which Sunny would go. So, the headlights in the new Sunny are made quite bigger and brighter. Plus, this time this vehicle comes with newly inserted round fog lamps. Other add-ons to this new Sunny that acts as its aesthetics enhancer are mirror mounted indicators, new bumper, completely new wheel design and an additional chrome strip above the registration plate. Last but not the least, of course, the bright colour palette of this new Nissan Sunny featuring exteriors colours like Onyx Black, Night Shade, Blade Silver, Bronze Grey, Pearl White and Sandstone Brown completes its glamour quotient.
The makeover of the massive interiors of Sunny shows sophistication in the form of beige interiors with gross black plastic fixtures. The black colored plastic gearbox is simple yet sturdy and effective. The face lifted three spoke steering wheel of this new version features is another attention grabber. However, one thing that remained as it is as it was in the previous version is the circulating fan at its rear. The security add-ons in the new version include Brake Assist, ABS, EBD and driver side airbag.
Available in two variants, petrol and diesel, Nissan Sunny features heavy duty 1461 to 1498 cc engine. The vehicle has both manual and automatic transmissions. However, the petrol variant features 98bhp and 134Nm of torque, whereas the diesel version produces 85bhp and 200Nm of torque. Nonetheless, five-speed manual remains the same for both the versions along with 1.5 litre of full tank capacity.
The base price of petrol variants of Nissan Sunny has been kept at Rs. 7 lac ex-showroom, while that of the diesel version is 7.9 lakhs ex-showroom. However, the premium petrol version, XV CVT, comes with a price tag of 9.55 lakhs, while its diesel sibling XV D comes at 9.59 lakhs. The vehicles that can give a tough fight to this burly sedan from Nissan are Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Ford Fiesta, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento and Renault Scala.