Nissan Launches Special Edition Sunny

Special Edition tends to make a customer feel delighted regarding from the automakers point of view.

Just like Micra Special Edition, now Nissan Sunny too roll out under that same strategy. Taking it to another level, special edition justifies itself with enhanced interiors and exteriors tweaks to fill on the aesthetic boost.

Specifying the features, Japanese Special comes with 2 DIN touch-screen multi-media audio system (with DVD, BT, USB & Remote) along with comfortable and spacious leather seats, to melt in luxury with style.

Nissan Sunny Special Edition Launched in India

On the outside, it is distictly buffed with body side mouldings, chrome-plated trunk detailing and rear view parking camera. All of the new spunks are covered safely to enhance driving experience along with travelling pleasure.

Nissan Sunny Interior

Mr Nitish Tipnis, Director – sales & marketing in India said, ”The launch of this special edition is a ’thank you’ to our customers for making Sunny such a success. We hope to further delight them with the generous range of enhancements on offer and, as you would expect from Nissan, the addition of even more advanced technology.”

Nissan Sunny Special Edition

The Special Nissan Sunny will go on the floor of all Nissan showrooms in February 2013. XV grade of both petrol and diesel are chosen for this newbie.

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Nissan Sunny Automatic to Be Rolled Out in Q1 of 2013: Reports

Japanese auto giant Nissan Motor’s Indian division, which rolled out its flagship sedan the Sunny in the Indian market during the last year, is doing sensibly fine in terms of sales for the auto giant.

At this moment, the hottest news coming is regarding the automatic edition of the sedan in the domestic market, but much has been assumed about its introduction, when talked to sources, they revealed that the introduction is not too far, it will hit Indian markets by the initial quarterly period of the coming year (2013), maybe in January 2013 or February next year.

But, nothing about the valuation has been pointed out up till now, so even if the auto firm conforms to the automatic transmission in the top-end version, the Sunny XV petrol, it must be valued around Rs 8-8.5 lakh that will assist it become fairly competitive.

Nissan Sunny Automatic to Be Rolled Out in Q1 of 2013 Reports
The buffs are not anticipating the diesel option to be arriving in the AT edition.

Nissan Sunny, which is already obtainable with a CVT gear case crosswise the world, so it wouldn’t be a big job for the Japanese giant to do the same in the Indian market.

The nearby rivals of the vehicle comprising Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Ford Fiesta, and a few others already boast an automatic option.

In contrast, Nissan’s alliance associate Renault is also making proposals to roll out the automatic option of the newly introduced Scala in the Indian market by early 2013.

Nissan India Car Sales Surge 185.6% During August: Sunny And Micra Key Contributors

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd (NMIPL) has posted a huge jump of around 185.6 per cent in its sales during August 2012 as against the same month of the previous year.

The auto giant witnessed the sales climbed up to 3953 units from 1384 units during August last year.

The Sunny sedan with diesel choice remained the key contributor to the total monthly figures, accompanied by the Micra hatchback; totaling 3944 vehicles.

Nissan Sunny

NMIPL’s other car models comprising the X-trail, the 370 Z and Teana made up the remaining figures.

While talking about the performance, Takayuki Ishida, MD Nissan Motor India added that it is tremendously hopeful to witness the country (India) made Nissan Sunny has been attaining success on a continuous basis.

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The company’s pledge and direction is on presenting more India made models that offer augmented value to the buyers

Takayuki Ishida also said that the company anticipate the Japanese car manufacturers sales facts to climb much higher after the introduction of its Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo rival, the Evalia, a model that is already doing well throughout the world as it has been selected to turn out to be the new London and New York taxi cab.

Nissan India May Sales Grow By 98%

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL) today reported 98% increase in year-on-year sales for May, selling 3138 units as against 1,588 units sold in May 2011.

The sales growth continues to be driven by two of the Company’s flagship models – the Sunny sedan and the Micra compact premium hatchback.

The award-winning Nissan Sunny, launched in September 2011 and produced at the Company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chennai, has become a major contributor to total sales over the past few months. Since its launch, the SUNNY has sold 18,753 units to date. The popularity of the diesel variant has seen robust growth in recent months.

Nissan Sunny in India

Mr Ishida Takayuki, Managing Director of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd said: “Despite the fact that the auto industry has been going through some uncertainty in view of the recent fuel price hike and general economic growth, our sales have remained strong. This performance has been supported by the strength and diversity of our model range. It will further expand with the launch of Evalia later in the year, and we are confident that our sales will continue to grow.”

Mr Nitish Tipnis, Director-Marketing & Sales, Hover Automotive India (HAI), Nissan’s sales and marketing partner in India, said: “Despite the current challenging market, India remains of key strategic importance to Nissan and represents a significant opportunity for growth. By placing the customer at the heart of everything we do, Nissan is continuing to develop within the Indian market, increasing sales, growing our retail network and widening our product portfolio.”

Nissan Micra in India

The Company recently announced that it will launch the affordable, value-focused Datsun brand in India in 2014. Datsun will play a crucial role in Nissan’s India strategy envisaged in ‘Nissan Power 88’ – a comprehensive, six-year business plan for accelerating the Company’s growth across new markets and segments. Cars bearing the Datsun badge will be modern, generous and designed to suit local customer tastes and will be built locally, incorporating latest technology features.

Nissan also showcased its Urban Utility Vehicle, Evalia at the Delhi Auto Expo in January. Evalia will further expand Nissan’s innovative product range in India when it goes to production at the company’s Chennai plant later this year.

Nissan India Export Figure crosses 1 lakh mark for the Fiscal Year of 2012

The Datsun brand of Nissan Motors is set to be launched in the entry level segment of the Indian automobile market very soon. With Datsun brand the firm expects to increase the volume of sales to add profit to the firm. Nissan has come up as one of the major contenders in the automobile market of passenger cars in India. The affordable car of Nissan India, the Datsun, has brought special attention to the firm with the announcement of its launch. In the fiscal year of 2012, for the very first time, the sales figure of the Nissan cars has gone over the mark of 1 lakh units that made the firm preside over the chair of one of the top exporters of the mid-sized sedans from the car market of India.

Nissan India sits on the third position in the chart of car exports of the passenger segment with a 20 per cent of its market share for the fiscal year of 2012. On the top two positions above Nissan are the Hyundai with 48 per cent market share and Maruti with 25 per cent of share in the car exports of passenger segment. With a figure of 33,286 units of cars sold in the domestic market, Nissan India has witnessed a precise increase in its figure of export sales with a rise of 1,00,909 units from the former 46,153 units of car. Nissan Sunny, the mid-sized sedan of the firm has performed very well in both domestic and foreign markets. The export of the Nissan Sunny model that commenced in January 2012 has helped the firm in a big way to cross the sales mark of 1 lakh units. Till the end of March 2012, the total export figure of Nissan Sunny had reached to 46,135 units.

Nissan India Export Figure crosses 1 lakh mark for the Fiscal Year of 2012
The Micra hatchback of Nissan too has been doing very well when it comes to exports of the Nissan cars. This compact vehicle did not do much sales in the domestic market, but it did achieve a sales figure of 86,675 units in the offshore markets in the fiscal year of 2012 while in the previous year the figure was a mere 46,135 units.

As per Mr.Ishida Takayuki, the Managing Director, Nissan India, “The firm is looking forward to acquire a wider base for exporting its cars which is made in India while it will also be exploring new opportunities for further offshore markets to export cars made in India. The business target of Nissan Motors India will remain the same, to become the number one player in the car market of Indian automobile industry.”

Previously the Hyundai Accent and Hyundai Verna were the competing sedans with the other car manufacturers that used to get in a lot of sales volume through the exports. But since some time now, Nissan Sunny has come up as the top most selling sedan in mid-size segment when it comes to export figures.

Renault Scala: Rebadged Nissan Sunny coming to India

Renault-Nissan joint venture has been flourishing in India and the French automaker has had great progress in hatch section from the Japanese partner. It previously made the Pulse from Nissan’s Micra and now in the making is a Sunny based sedan.

Christened, Renault Scala, the French sedan will be positioned above the Sunny, reported Autocar. Borrowing technology from the Japanese counterpart, the Renault Scala will be platformed at Nissan’s Oragadam facility in Chennai. It also sports the same mechanics, interior and powerplant as the Sunny. Powering the Scala will be a 1.5-litre petrol developing 97bhp power and 134 Nm torque and a 1.5-litre dCi diesel motor pumping out 85bhp power and 200 Nm torque. However, Renault may dump the diesel motor like it did with the Pulse. Mated to the engine is a five-speed transmission, and there is news of Nissan testing a CVT for the Sunny, which may be borrowed for the Scala as well.

Renault Scala: Rebadged Nissan Sunny coming to India

The rebadged sedan will follow the same design cues as the Sunny with a little French tweak. Similar to the Pulse, the Renault Scala may receive cosmetic uplift to give a stronger brand appeal. Expected to hit the market by third quarter of 2012, the Renault Scala will eat into the sales of Ford Fiesta, Honda City, Toyota Etios, Hyundai Verna and of course, the Nissan Sunny. However, as of now there is no word on how many variants will be offered of the Renault Scala. After the Fluence, this is the second sedan in the Indian portfolio of Renault. With the fair success of hatch Pulse, sedan Fluence and SUV Koleos, the new sedan Scala is expected to shoot up the sales of French automaker in premium segment. However, the question remains, will the customers be ready to accept a rebadged Sunny.

Nissan Introduces Sunny Diesel in India

Nissan Motor India Private Limited today opened the booking for diesel variant of its hugely successful midsize sedan, the Nissan Sunny in India. The Sunny is available in two trim levels; the XV and XL and delivers class leading fuel economy, targeting towards fast growing demand for diesel vehicles in the Indian automotive industry. Designed and engineered on international V platform, it is competitively priced and will be available for the price of Rs. 7,98,000 for base XL and Rs. 8,78,000 for top end XV variant. The shoppers can now book all new Sunny at any of the 47 dealerships across India.

The Nissan Sunny is a result of significant inputs from Indian automotive industry powered by most notable K9K diesel powertrain for emerging from Renault-Nissan joint venture and offers the fuel economy of 21.64 kilometers per litre. It is ideal for both exploring countryside and city drive. The diesel variant is engineered at Nissan facility situated in Chennai and is motivated by four-cylinder 1.5 liter K9K engine, which is good for churning out 86PS of power at 3750 rpm with 200 newton meters of torque at 2000 rpm. The engine is teamed up with five-speed manual transmission and is the first car offered anywhere in the world with K9K diesel engine.

Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Nissan Motor India Private Limited stated that they are delighted to launch the Nissan Sunny diesel for Indian market. At time, when Indian automotive industry is witnessing increase demand for diesel cars, the Nissan Sunny Diesel with Nissan Technology of fuel economy and high performance will be a wonderful choice for their valued customers looking for a most suitable saloon.

Nissan Sunny Diesel in IndiaMr. G M Singh, Managing Director and Vice Chairman at Hover Automotive India and Sales and Marketing Partner of Nissan said that the launch of Nissan Sunny is another most important milestone in the efforts of the company to grow fast in Indian industry. They are now able to clock more than 3000 sales for Sunny Petrol so far reinforces their belief that Indian shoppers prefer the products of Nissan, which are filled with excitement and innovation.

Aimed at fast growing group of young professionals of India, the Nissan Sunny Diesel mirrors petrol variant’s spacious interiors and sophisticated style. It is a 2nd model after the introduction of Micra hatchback to use pre-eminent ‘V’ platform of the company, which carries sophisticated engineering for delivering light weight, contemporary structure providing robust ride refinement, dynamic on-road behaviour and integral strength.

The Nissan Sunny Diesel carries extreme levels of passive and active safety features and technology engineered for enhancing both ownership and driving experience. It is offered in six different color shades, which include Blade Silver, Bronze Grey, Sapphire Blue, Storm White, Brick Red and Onyx Black, all of which are equipped with sophisticated safety features like Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Antilock Braking System (ABS), Engine Immobilizer, Airbags and Brake Assist (BA).

High on Style Quotient

The Nissan Sunny is identical to that of petrol version in terms of style and sleek and dynamic proportions. The signature grille of Nissan rules the front and is bordered by jewel shaped headlamps with discreet, stylish chrome touches. Wide opening doors provide superior passenger entry and exit while stylish curves, neat rear spoiler and muscular haunches that add a sporty touch to the silhouette.

The Nissan Sunny diesel is 4425mm long with 2600mm wheelbase, which directly translates into spacious cabins, providing abundant rear knee room that is on par with luxury sedans and giving passengers the opportunity to cross their legs in comfort. Its MacPherson independent front struts with coil springs offers comfortable ride quality; on the other hand, the compact torsion beam rear axle minimizes intrusion into luggage area. Anti roll bars and sub-frame mounted suspensions at both ends help reduce vibration and road noise.

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd is a completely owned subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited Japan, which was founded in the year 2005 with a vision of ‘Enriching People’s Lives’ through most up-to-date Nissan products and technology. In the year 2008, the company together with its global alliance partner Renault signed a MOU with Tamil Nadu Government for setting up a production facility at Oragadam. Nissan Motor India Private Limited has appointed Hover Automotive India (HAI) as an exclusive strategic alliance partner for handling marketing and sales, customer relationship management, after sales and dealer development in India.

NISMO division of Nissan identifies India as potential market

The Motorsports division of Nissan – NISMO has identified India as an important market for them in the future. However, nothing has been finalized as on date as the project is still being considered. The President of NISMO, Shoichi Miyatani shared his opinions on this project with us. He said that the company was undertaking a study of the Indian auto market for a possible introduction of NISMO variants of Nissan’s sports cars in the country. They also expressed their intention of taking part in various sports events including rallies and motorsport racing in India.

Nissan has identified the potential of the Indian auto market and given it top billing and was hopeful of being able to introduce their line-up of sports cars into those countries, where they have market presence albeit in other segments. India topped the list of such types of market as the company enjoyed a reasonable market share in the country having four successful models selling here. These include the Nissan Micra in the hatchback segment, the Nissan Sunny in the sedan segment, Nissan X-trail in the SUV segment and the Nissan Teana. All these vehicles have shown their presence on Indian roads. With India becoming a popular hub for motorsports gives Nissan all the more reasons to bring in the NISMO to India. The motor sporting arena within the country received a significant boost with F1 coming to India. Awareness of this category is therefore gaining significant strength.

NISMO division of Nissan identifies India as potential marketThe NISMO from Nissan has been slowly gaining importance even in their home country of Japan. The overall image of the company is being given somewhat of a resurrection, though the company had been formed in 1984. Cars from NISMO have been participating in various sports and rallies in Japan. It has also registered its presence in the segment of selling sports cars other than structuring and designing.  However, all these activities have been confined to Japan as of today. In the Tokyo Motor Show of 2011, Nissan has showcased their latest concept vehicle Nissan Juke Nismo.

Nissan Juke Nismo

Nissan Sunny in India Review


What happens when a big company like Nissan India Private Limited sends out invites to journalists currently ruling the roost in the Indian automotive scene, to test drive their new automobile? The invite was for no small thing and it was for the first drive of the Nissan Sunny in India, the company’s new sedan based on the V platform. The invite does mean that Nissan is pretty much serious about the Indian market as it gears up to fight with the C segment for some pie of the sales cake. A 180 kms approximate trip confirmed the Sunny’s credentials and needless to say, here we are with the entire driving impressions as also the specifications of the Sunny. Of course once it is launched, we would have a detailed comparison of this car with its competitors namely the Hyundai Verna, new Ford Fiesta, Honda City, Fiat Linea and the VW Vento. Of course, the lower variant of the Sunny would jostle for space with the likes of Toyota Etios, Mahindra Verito and also the Tata Manza. Check on Road Price

Nissan Sunny in India


The Sunny comes into India in the same form as it is in USA. The good or the best thing is that unlike the policy adopted by many other manufacturers wherein which they just slap on a boot to their existing hatchbacks, Nissan have gone in for a complete new shape for the car. It is very hard to tell that this sedan uses the same V platform as the hatchback or is even derived from it. Mini Teana is the first expression which comes to mind after seeing this car. Viewed heads-on, the tear drop head lamps look great. The grille has a broad smiley attached to it. The front fogs have been provided on the  top end XV model only. Like other typical Japanese manufacturers (Toyota), Nissan has adopted the safe policy and this styling should go down well with the intended clientele aged between 30-45. Nissan have persisted with body colored bumpers on even the base variant. The glass has a green tint to it. The base XE and the mid level XL variants get 185/70 R14 wheels while the top end XV model gets 185/65 R15 configuration. The first two come with steel wheels with wheel covers available on the XL version while XE comes with alloys. We initially had apprehensions about the sloping roofline cutting into the rear passenger head room, however those doubts were immediately dispelled once we were chauffer driven in this car. One strange thing that we noticed is that the rear wheel fender as also the wheel look like they would foul with each other. We did bring this to the notice of Nissan officials and they assured us that the wheels wouldn’t cut across. The images below would show this in detail. The rear of the car in the meanwhile is plain and except for the chrome badgings, there is no other design flourish here. The tail lamp is hidden from view and signals that the car doesn’t boast of any performance intentions.

Before – After

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The badging on the cars looks like those of the Jaguar cars with the different trims called as XE, XL and XV. Overall a nicely balanced car which wouldn’t offend anyone.


Just like in the Micra, Nissan have put in a keyless entry system on the XV model. This one requires that probable owners just put in the key in their pocket and touch the request sensor on the doors. Viola! The door is now open. Same story is repeated with the boot. The overall build quality is something which we found to our liking. The panel gaps were all even and the glove compartment and other switches work very well. The switchgear infact feels very chunky to operate. Just like in the Micra, Nissan have persisted with the use of light grey plastics inside the cabin. The meter dials look like they do a good imitation of the ones in the Toyota Corolla Altis, and that isn’t a bad thing either. There is a multi-information display which displays the instantaneous fuel efficiency amongst the other things. Special mention must be made of the seats, both front and rear. They have excellent bolstering and even after the 86 kms one way drive, we never felt any sort of discomfort. Both the driver and front passenger get manual adjust for the seats. The top end version has got the Push Button Ignition, like in the Micra XV. The steering wheel gets audio controls on it only for the XL and XV variants. Electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors are available on the top two variants whereas manual adjustment is present in the lower variant. The placement of the electrical adjustment is a bit quirky and is to the bottom right hand side of the steering wheel. Once on the move, its very hard to adjust the mirrors without taking eyes off the road. We also found that once the car has been shut off, the mirrors don’t close on their own. The automatic climate control system as also the AC in the lower variants have been borrowed from the Micra. Unfortunately, Nissan haven’t upgraded the compressor and hence on a sufficiently humid day with temperatures hovering around 32 degree Celsius, we often had to resort to the manual mode to keep the blower speeds up. Towards the rear, Nissan have built in an indigenous system for keeping the passengers cool. They have put in a mock rear AC controller thing which controls only the fan speed. This system in turn doesn’t require any ducts and sucks in air from the front vents, hence is a cost effective thing. It has got a two speed variable ratio. Turning up the blower to its highest position reveals the noise that comes as a package with it. That saying, we had experienced more of this noise in the new Hyundai Verna. The rear seat could do with a bit more underthigh support, however, not all passengers would be 6ft 4 inches, like our tester. There are not many storage spaces and this is something wherein Nissan could have understood the Indian mentality of carrying their home with them wherever they go. There is a glovebox which can take in a manual and some more small items while there is a hollow slot just above it which can hold some papers. That saying, the boot space is very good, though not on the same lines as the Etios. It stands at 490 liters and the rear seats don’t have any split seat arrangement to them.

Nissan Sunny interiorThe leg space in both the front and rear seats is enormous and dare we say that this one is going to be a favorite for the chauffer driven customer in this segment. The rear passenger, in this case our 6 foot plus tester had his hairstyle fouled by the sloping roof line. However this happened only when he had to sit upright. The front seats also have an enormous travel to them. Three can sit in reasonable comfort at the rear, ignoring the small middle hump. The middle passenger also gets a dedicated seat belt. The front seats belts aren’t height adjustable. The audio system just about makes the cut with its 4 speaker configuration. It does have an AUX input but surprisingly no USB connection.

Handling and ride quality

The wheelbase of this car stands at 2600 mm. Noticeably, this isn’t a Swift and Dzire job and there is plenty of space inside the cabin. The V platform stands for versatility and this shows in the way Nissan could alter the vehicle’s dimensions without seriously affecting its maneuverability. The Sunny offers a good all around view, even at the rear. The light traffic that we encountered on the drive showed hints of the visibility factor. However, the stability factor is very good and even though the Sunny is just 100 kgs more than the Micra, it was rock solid for speeds upto 140 kmph. The steering wheel is a light 3 spoke unit taken up from the Micra and even though its electrically assisted, it had a nice feel to it once the speeds rose. Part of the maneuverability of the Nissan Sunny in India stems from this steering wheel. Since the East Coast Road is pretty much smooth and there were few ripples to take care of, we couldn’t check out the ride quality perfectly. However, considering the long suspension travel and also the way the car has been setup to be on the softer side, we expect it to be pliant enough. When fully loaded, the Sunny, like other Japanese cars tends to squat on its suspension. As for the handling, this car has got a hint of body roll, however it does settle well after the initial bend of the road has been completed. It just handles flat and to put it into polite words, it is a soft handler. We did notice the absence of any type of foam or insulating materials under the hood and this actually became a cause of concern since this car can get noisy at the top of the rev range. Even the NVH at idle, outside the car, was pretty much high for a petrol car. Just before the launch, Nissan can put in some sound insulation material under the hood and it should work wonders for the car as an overall package.

Nissan Sunny Photo Gallery

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Engine, performance and fuel efficiency

Surprisingly, Nissan officials did say that they have studied the Indian market very well. If they actually did, then the company officials would have definitely brought in a diesel engine first. As of now, there is no diesel engine coming in with the Sunny. But knowing Nissan well enough, they would definitely bring in the diesel just months after the launch of the Sunny petrol. The current 1.5 liter petrol engine is a new unit and doesn’t share its architecture with the 1.2 liter 3 cylinder engine of the Micra. This all new 4 cylinder engine belongs to the HR15DE series and has got 16 valves to it. 97 Bhp of power at 6600 rpm and 134 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm is what this engine promises. The stick shift provided is a 5 speed unit. The gearbox is a notchy unit and we would have preferred the slick shifts of the Honda City. The gearing has been tuned to be on the lower side and hence without even a hint of the accelerator, the Nissan Sunny smartly climbs up inclines and the likes. Even in the light traffic that we encountered, the Sunny could easily potter around in 3rd gear. However give it the beans and the engine registers a leisure trip across the rev band. Even with the accelerator pinned to the mat, the Sunny seemed to crawl. Some ECU tuning would definitely help the company in sharpening the throttle response for this one. The Sunny’s engine doesn’t like being hustled around and is best kept at moderate speeds. A safe estimate to the 0-100 kmph dash is 14 seconds with top speeds in the region of 160 kmph. ARAI fuel efficiency is pegged at 16.95 kmpl. This figure should make the average Indian very much happy. The MID regularly threw figures of 12 kmpl and 30 kmpl. The former was achieved when we were gunning the car and the latter when things were taken pretty sedately. Needless to say, all these figures were achieved with the AC on.

Nissan is one of the manufacturers who tend for safety more than the other parameters. They have kitted even the base variant with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist. The XE variant gets a driver airbag whereas twin airbags are available on both the XL and XV variants. The doors also autolock for both the latter variants. A door ajar warning as also an engine immobilizer are available as part of the standard equipment on all the variants. Brakes of the Sunny were pretty much spot on and we had a particular section wherein we could put the EBD function of the car to test. Needless to say, it performed flawlessly.

Nissan Sunny in India


The 2011 Nissan Sunny in India does tick all the right boxes when it comes to the needs of the average buyer. Infact, it would exceed expectations. After all, who wouldn’t like some bun maska free with a cutting chai? If you are looking for a chauffer driven car in the C segment, then it cannot get better than this. The plastic seem just about of a decent quality and though there is no cost cutting pieces, it still could have been better. The NVH is surprisingly high for a car in this segment and that too coming from a petrol engine is even more non-understandable. Nissan in conjunction with Hover Automotive Limited are planning to expand the dealership network to 72 from the current 50 that they have. It has been a sizeable number of dealerships since when the Micra was launched, the number of dealerships was approximately 22. The company plans to sell more units than the Micra with the Sunny. Nissan haven’t yet revealed the date for launching this car, however, we believe that they would be doing it by the 20th of September 2011. The Nissan Sunny price in India was said to be between that of the Toyota Etios and the Hyundai Verna. We peg it at an estimated Rs 5.99 lakhs for the XE variant. What’s your take on it? Do fill those in the comments section below.

Key Features

Nissan Sunny Exterior

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2011 Nissan Sunny in India


Nissan Sunny India

Japanese car manufacturer Nissan is aggressively introducing a range of cars into the Indian market as it is trying to make up for lost time. It has taken a while for Nissan to realize the full potential that the Indian market has to offer and is planning on releasing the Nissan GT-R, Murano, NV200, Pixo, Qashqai and the Nissan Sunny. These range of cars will make Nissan one of the only manufacturers in India to features its cars in almost all the segments even having two cars in the sports car segment.

The Nissan Sunny has been around for a long time although when first introduced in 1966 it was called the Datsun. The Sunny has been one of Nissan’s best selling cars and following on from the success of the Nissan Micra, Nissan has decided to base the Sunny on the same Micra platform. The new Sunny is essentially an extension of the Micra and is expected to be available in the Indian market in the first quarter of 2011. Nissan is expected to price the Sunny at around the 8 – 10 lakh range and should expect some decent sales of this model.

The Nissan Sunny is a comfortable car to drive and also comes with the latest in safety and technological features. It has all the necessary comforts as well to make this a very enjoyable car to drive whether in the city or on the highway.

Performance – Nissan Sunny in India

The Nissan Micra took the Indian market storm and there were loads of questions asked about a sedan version of it. Nissan took heed to this and voila the famous Nissan Sunny was converted to the Micra sedan. Nissan Sunny has been experiencing a global decline in its sales and Nissan has noticed this. For this reason they have used they new best seller, the Micra to boost sales of its Sunny model. When I say use the Micra I mean that Nissan has decided to build the new Sunny on the same Micra platform albeit making the Sunny more of a family sedan.

The 2011 Nissan Sunny is expected to be released in both petrol and diesel versions and is expected to be a 1.5 liter, four cylinder, 16 valve engine that is capable of producing a maximum of 100 horsepower as well as a maximum torque of 146 Nm. The Nissan Sunny is to be based on Nissan’s V-Platform and the power specs of the Sunny would make it a competitor of the Fiat Linea, Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Maruti Swift Dzire, Tata Indigo Manza and Ford Fiesta.

The petrol version of the sunny could use a supercharged version of the Micra engine and sources from Nissan claim that it could be manufactured at Nissan’s plant in Chennai where presently the Micra is being produced. Fuel efficiency of the Sunny is also expected to be very competitive as compared to other rivals in its segment and it gives 13 km/l in the city and 17 km/l while driving on the highway.

2011 Nissan Sunny Styling

The Nissan Sunny in India has not been disclosed as of yet and there are only a few pictures that we have sourced that reveal the basic appearance of its exteriors and interiors. The exterior of the Sunny is styled quite aggressively with large headlights, broad bumpers, stylish chrome grille and wide lower air intake. The Sunny has a good combination of smooth lines and crisp curves that blend in together well to give the car a touch of class and elegance.

The interiors of the Nissan Sunny from what we can see in the pictures is quite similar to that of the Micra and if reports are to be believed then the Sunny could be produced at the same plant in India that currently manufacturers the Micra. If this was the case then it would make sense that the interiors of the Sunny are quite like that of the Micra.

Saying that, the interiors of the car are very spacious and comfortable, accommodating five passengers very comfortably. The front cabin could be termed as quite basic in terms of its appearance but it has all the essential features, buttons and knobs without making the dash seem cluttered. The front seats are also very comfortable and provide ample support for the passengers.

Rear seating is also spacious and the rear passengers will be happy to know that there is sufficient leg and head room making even long drives comfortable. The rear cabin is also very comfortable and spacious and easily fits three passengers with sufficient leg room and head room. The boot of the Nissan Sunny is also competitive for other cars in its segment and coupled with the rear foldable seats allows for loads of storage space.

The car will be equipped with a great sounding audio system that is CD/MP3 compatible and integrated into the dashboard. The steering wheel has the tilt feature enabling the driver to get into the most comfortable position to drive and also houses the audio controls buttons.

Among the list of the cool features in the Sunny is the same push button start/stop system that is found in the Nissan Micra, in addition to other features like keyless entry, rear parking sensors, power windows, front cup holders, rear wiper, and tinted glass as standard. One thing that may not please potential owners today the fact that the driver’s seat has only manual seat adjustment and with most of the cars in its segment offering this and more as standard, people may feel a bit let down.

2011 Nissan Sunny Pricing and Recommendations

The 2011 Nissan Sunny is a much awaited model in the Indian car market as it follows on the huge success received by the Nissan Micra. Sporting a powerful 1.5liter engine that is also very fuel efficient the Sunny has a stylish exterior and functional and practical interiors.

Expected to be priced around the  8 – 10 lakh range the Sunny should be very competitive and give the Indian buyers a very good choice in the segment. Passenger can expect to have a very comfortable ride as the Nissan Sunny has features all the necessary safety gadgets to make it a safe car while driving even at high speed. It features ABS, EBD with brake assist, impact absorbent body panels, engine immobilizer, central locking, dual front airbags and front and side impact beams.

Handling and control in the Sunny is also very good and the fact that it uses ca combination of a McPherson and torsion suspension makes it comfortable to drive on rough and uneven roads.

The Nissan Sunny has all the makings of a good selling car in the Indian market and seeing that it should be manufactured and based on the already good selling Micra, should further excite not only officials at Nissan but also expectant buyers.

2011 Nissan Sunny India Specifications and Price

Vehicle Category: Sedan
Engines (standard): 1.5 L, 4-cyl inline, 110 HP, 143 Nm torque
Drivetrain: Front engine, 5 passenger, 4-door sedan, FWD
Transmissions (standard): 5-speed manual
Curb Weight: 1369 kg
0-100 kph: 7.6 secs (est.)
Mileage city/hwy: 13 / 17 kmpl
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