New Nissan Sunny is on the roads from the 20th September 2011 in India. The car
is the cheapest sedan available in the market with a price range of 5.78 for
the base variant and goes up to 7.68 Lakhs. The Car is expected to compete with
likes of the Toyota Etios and the new Hyundai Verna. So what can you expect
The Nissan Sunny is built on the same platform of the Nissan Micra. The Sunny has lengthy creases stretching all along the body, with eye catching floodlights. The rear is wide and almost similar to the upbeat Teana.
interiors of the Nissan Sunny dashboard too copy the Micra. Everything from the
music system, dials all reflect the Micra except for the centre console. The
front passengers are quite comfy and the brownish upholstery gives the
interiors a calm and serene atmosphere. Even the materials used and their
execution are better when compared to the Toyota Etios. The highlight of the
sunny is the space area. The wheelbase is 150 mm more than the Micra and even
the leg space is tremendous. However due
to the low seat heights the thigh support suffers a bit. This can be a cause of
concern especially on long escapades and you might be in for a regular stretch.
rear occupants have a fan which comes as huge relief. The Sunny is equipped
with a 1.5 litre petrol engine capable of powering up to 97 bhp and delivering
a torque of 13.6 kgm. The car is not a robust performer but has a good throttle
response and decent pick up for the tricks and trades of your daily journey.
The car breaches the 5000 rpm but begins to rattle as it moves upwards. The
best to way to ride this sunny would be to hit right levers at the right speed
and the engines will respond well. The manual transmission has five speed
options which feel like the car is not in a hurry. So its better you know when
to hit the right gears.
road comfort is handled by the Macpherson strut setup up front and a
non-independent torsion beam at the rear. You might have to brace a few shocks
but as the speed rises you will feel the smooth drive. The car is not racy to
drive but it does have a zone of its own and settles nicely after a hint of
body roll at the corners.
car is available in XE, XL and XV variants. The base XE has steel wheels, power
steering, air-conditioning, ABS with EBD and a driver airbag. The XL has a rear
defroster, wheel caps, climate control, beige interiors, steering mounted audio
controls, electric adjust mirrors, rear blower vents, keyless entry, CD player
with aux-in and airbags for driver and passenger. The XV gets 15-inch alloys,
electric folding mirrors and keyless entry and ignition.
of now the Sunny might not lighten up your spirits by having only a petrol
option considering its other contemporaries all have diesel engines. The Sunny
diesel is expected in a few months time although Nissan is not saying when.
Over all the Sunny is a sensible car with a sensible price.