Nissan Sunny Variants
Editorial Test Drive Review of Nissan Sunny
Launched in September 2011, the Sunny was slotted between the entry level sedans on one side and the more expensive C segment sedans on the other end. The car offered class leading space along with a frugal diesel engine and clever CVT transmission with the petrol engine. However, it looks sober and this is where Nissan has decided to change the perception with the updated Sunny.
The new Sunny, shown at the 2014 Auto Expo retains the original design but with major changes to the front and the rear - for example new headlamps and bumpers. Likewise, though the interiors retain the same design, the car gets a new steering wheel, new piano black central console, a new audio system etc. Nissan has also worked on improving the overall quality of materials used.
The new Sunny comes with the same engine options as the old one - a 1.5-litre petrol with both a 5 speed manual and a CVT transmission along with a 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine that is only offered with a 5-speed manual tranny. Both these powerplants remain untouched and put out the same performance as the older model.
The Sunny gets competition from cars like the Renault Scala but being cheaper than the City / Verna / Rapid segment, the Sunny comes across as a value for money propisiton given the long list of features like keyless entry and start-stop system, leather seats, rear air vents, best in class rear space etc.
The new Sunny will be offered in a total of 8 versions, namely:
PETROL : XE, XL, XL CVT
DIESEL : XL, XV, XV Premium Pack 1, XV Premium Pack 2
Pros: Improved exteriors and interiors, Peppy petrol, smooth diesel
Cons: Not an enthusiast's car, Top end models go over 10 lac
Nissan Sunny Interiors
The new Nissan Sunny retains the same design theme as the earlier version but comes with a host of small changes and updates. For starters, the cabin gets a new color theme - light grey and overall quality of materails seems to have been improved. The second change one notices is the new steering wheel that is similar to some of the more expensive Nissan offers. This new steering also gets wide silver inserts to give that upmarket and premium look and feel. The wheel also gets controls for both the audio system and answering calls via Bluetooth. The speedometer console also gets white back-lightning now.
The central console gets a new piano black finish that was first seen on the new updated Micra last year. The audio system is also new and the top end versions gets a bigger unit with a 5.1 inch screen that also doubles as the display for the rear camera - this is another feature addition. The rear seats continue to offer class leading legroom and the rear air vents (not air-con vents, but mere air vents) makes things bearable in summers. Overall, small updates have gone a long way in improving the cabin when it comes to looks, feel and experience. Lastly, the top end version with premium pack will offer leather seats as standard.
Nissan Sunny Interiors Details
Nissan Sunny Boot space
The Nissan Sunny impresses with its boot space of 490 litres. The 6040 split fold down rear seats come as an added advantage as it can gobble up some more luggages or random stuff in the boot.
Nissan Sunny Speedometer
Nissan Sunny's speedometer has a nice classy touch to it. The dials are neat and easy to read.
Nissan Sunny Gear lever
In the Nissan Sunny, the gear lever is located well in the reach of the driver itself. The gear lever is placed in the middle console itself and now sports silver finish on it.
Nissan Sunny Cup holders
Nissan Sunny has double cup holders placed in between the two front seats. It also has cup-holders on the rear seats.
Nissan Sunny Exteriors
While the new Sunny retains the same body shell as the earlier model, changes have been made at either ends up impart a fresh look - for example, the headlamps are new and bigger and somewhat follow the boomerang theme, something seen in other Nissan models internationally. The grille is updated and so is the front bumper with with new fog lamp inserts and even a clever horizontal chrome lining.
At the rear. the new Sunny gets a revised bumper with a larger chrome garnish. The antenna moves to the rear of roof and the car gets new wheel caps for lower versions and new alloy wheels for the high end versions. Overall, we like the new avatar though from certain angles, the Sunny still looks a bit sober. Given that top end models will cost over Rs 10 lac on-road, cars like the Verna / City in the same price bracket (though mid level versions) look class apart!
Nissan Sunny Exteriors Details
Nissan Sunny Front design
The Sunny has large head lamps and grille, chrome lining around the central air dam and fog lamp housings at the front.
Nissan Sunny Rear design
At the back, the Sunny gets a chrome garnish on the boot lid and a black faux air diffuser in the rear bumper.
Nissan Sunny Side profile
The top end Sunny models comes with alloy wheels, turn indicators in ORVMs and a chrome window line lend a more premium appeal to the side profile of the car.
Nissan Sunny Ground Clearance
Nissan Sunny has a ground clearance of 165mm.
Nissan Sunny Engine & Performance
The 1.5 diesel motor is good to drive and is fuel efficient. There's very little turbo lag and it's super easy to drive int he city.
Nissan Sunny Engine and Performance Details
Nissan Sunny Acceleration
Both the Nissan Sunny petrol and diesel models have adequate acceleration
Nissan Sunny In-gear acceleration
In-gear acceleration of the Nissan Sunny is good
Nissan Sunny Gearbox
The new 2014 Sunny features the same transmission as before. The gearbox in Nissan Sunny is slick and easy to operate, the clutch which has been beefed up to take the extra torque, the gearbox in diesel Sunny feels heavier than in the petrol Sunny and as a result, constant gear shifting can take a toll on your left leg. The new Sunny CVT feels quick and smooth and its efficiency has been improved as per Nissan.
Nissan Sunny Power
The Nissan Sunny is available in with a 1.5 litre petrol engine or a 1.5 litre diesel engine. The Petrol engine produces 99PS of power at 6000RPM with manual transmission & produces 101PS@6000RPM with automatic gearbox. The diesel variant is only available with manual transmission and produce 86PS@3650RPM.
Nissan Sunny Mileage and Running Costs
The new Sunny continues to use the same engines are the old one. However, Nissan has reworked the diesel motor for increased economy that now stands at a rated 22.71, an improvement of almost 5%.
Expect real world economy of 16-17 from the diesel in city and 11-12 from petrol (city conditions). Interestingly, the CVT transmission offers slightly better economy as compared to the manual one. On the highway, expect 22-24kmpl from the diesel and 16-17 from the petrol at speeds of 100-110km/h.
Nissan Sunny Mileage View full detail
|Nissan Sunny Petrol Variants|
|Nissan Sunny XE Petrol||16.95 kmpl|
|Nissan Sunny XL Petrol||16.95 kmpl|
|Nissan Sunny XL CVT Petrol||17.97 kmpl|
|Nissan Sunny Diesel Variants|
|Nissan Sunny XE Diesel||22.71 kmpl|
|Nissan Sunny XL Diesel||22.71 kmpl|
|Nissan Sunny XV Diesel||22.71 kmpl|
|Nissan Sunny XV Diesel Premium 1||22.71 kmpl|
|Nissan Sunny XV Diesel Premium 2||22.71 kmpl|
Nissan Sunny Handling Braking & Safety
Handles quite well. Confident around corners. There isn't many safety features. You have to opt for safety package for it.
Nissan Sunny Handling, Braking & Safety Details
Nissan Sunny Handling
The Sunny handles decently but is not as sporty as some of the competitors. There's a significant boy-roll while cornering hard and it's very clear that the car is tuned for comfort.
Nissan Sunny Braking performance
The Nissan Sunny is fitted with front disk brakes and rear drum brakes that are considered as the perfect combination for immediate braking. With the combination of the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with the Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and the Brake Assist (BA), the braking system is more powerful for giving the ultimate braking when applied.
Nissan Sunny Safety features
Security features in the Sunny include driver and passenger airbag, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist.
Nissan Sunny ABS
ABS feature is available on the Nissan Sunny.
Nissan Sunny Traction control
There is no traction control in the Sunny.
Nissan Sunny Comfort & Suspension
The Sunny is all about the space. There's so much space int he car that it leaves behind cars with bigger wheelbase and more expensive. Ride quality is good too.
Nissan Sunny Comfort & Suspension Details
Nissan Sunny Comfort
Comfort is one of the Nissan Sunny's main forte. It can sit 3 in comfort at the back with any complains. Ample space with more than adequate knee and shoulder room, make Sunny a very comfortable car for the passengers.
Nissan Sunny Front suspension
Nissan Sunny comes with McPherson struts up front.
Nissan Sunny Rear suspension
Nissan Sunny has rear suspension with torsion bar.
Nissan Sunny Specifications and Features
|Mileage Highway||17 kmpl|
|Mileage City||12 kmpl|
|Mileage Overall||13.25 kmpl|
Wheels & Tyres
|Wheel Size||15 inch inch|
|Wheel Type||Steel Rims|
Nissan Sunny Features
|Nissan Sunny||XE Petrol||XL Petrol||XL CVT Petrol||XE Diesel||XL Diesel||XV Diesel||XV Diesel Premium 1||XV Diesel Premium 2|
Nissan Sunny Price
The ex showroom price of Nissan Sunny ranges from Rs 6.99 Lakh to Rs 9.80 Lakh. Nissan Sunny is available in 8 variants. To find the on road price of Nissan Sunny you need to click on the check on road price.
Nissan Sunny has 3 Petrol variant(s), 5 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Nissan Sunny XE Petrol which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 6.99 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Nissan Sunny XV Diesel Premium 2 which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 9.61 Lakh .
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