Nissan is all set to launch the face-lifted Sunny in India in June 2014. The refreshed Nissan Sunny gets bigger headlamps and a front grille, a revised front bumper with a chrome lining below the air dam and new fog lamp housings. The car also gets new alloy wheels. At the back, the refreshed Nissan... More

Nissan is all set to launch the face-lifted Sunny in India in June 2014. The refreshed Nissan Sunny gets bigger headlamps and a front grille, a revised front bumper with a chrome lining below the air dam and new fog lamp housings. The car also gets new alloy wheels. At the back, the refreshed Nissan Sunny gets a chrome strip over the license plate housing and the car also gets a new rear bumper with a faux black air diffuser in the centre.

Inside, the face-lift has also given the car a new leather wrapped steering wheel. The centre console, like in the Micra is finished in piano black. The face-lifted Sunny also gets a double-din stereo with Bluetooth and USB connectivity and features an LCD screen that doubles up as the display for the rear view camera.

Nissan will now fit all models of the Sunny with anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution and brake assist as standard. While the car will also be available with front and side curtain airbags in top end versions.

Under the skin, the refreshed Nissan Sunny will remain identical to the current model with its monocoque chassis, McPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam at the rear. Engine options will remain the same too with the range of 1.5 litre, four cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

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Nissan Sunny Price

Petrol Variants
Diesel Variants

Nissan Sunny Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4425 mm
Overall Width 1695 mm
Overall Height 1505 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm


Torque 134Nm @ 4000rpm
Displacement 1498 cc
Power 99 PS @ 6000 rpm
No of Cylinders 4

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Nissan Sunny Features

Nissan Sunny XE Petrol XL Petrol XL CVT Petrol XE Diesel XL Diesel XV Diesel XV Diesel Premium 2 XV Diesel Premium 1
Airbags Front Only Front Only
Power Steering
Power Windows Front Only Front Only
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Nissan Sunny Colors

  • Night Shade
  • Pearl White
  • Deep Grey
  • Onyx Black
  • Bronze Grey
  • Blade Silver

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Nissan Sunny Front View

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:
DIESEL : XL, XV, XV Premium Pack 1, XV Premium Pack 2


Nissan Sunny Dashboard

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.

What we like
Improved in terms of features and touch-feel
What we don't like
Rear air-vents should have been connected to the central air-con system
  • Nissan Sunny Steering Controls
  • Nissan Sunny Steering
  • Nissan Sunny Keyless start-stop button
  • Nissan Sunny Tachometer

Interiors Details

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's speedometer has a nice classy touch to it. The dials are neat and easy to read.

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.

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 has a glovebox that carry usual tid-bits with ease.

Audio system

The Sunny has a double-din stereo with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, speed sensing volume control and four speakers and steering mounted audio controls for ease of use.

Air Conditioner

The air conditioner in Sunny is powerful with automatic as well as manual control vents along with climate control feature.

Arm rests

Arm rest is incorporated on the front and rear seats both.

Air vents

The air vents in Nissan Sunny are mounted on the dashboard of the car and a couple of vents are provided on the backside portion of the front arm rest.


Seating accommodation is for 5 people in total, front and rear legroom and headroom is better than most cars in its segment. The headroom is designed for tall people. But the thin cushioning on the seats displays the cost-cutting. There is no seat-height adjustment though. The rear seats have very little under thigh support.

Leg room

Ample of space in the rear means there's enough for passenger's to stretch their legs and relax. One of the best in the class!

Knee room

The knee room in Nissan Sunny is about of 850600mm and is also one among the best in its segment.

Shoulder space

The shoulder space in Nissan Sunny is adequate and even 3 passengers in the rear bench is never a squeeze.

Head room

The headroom in the Sunny is s 950940mm (FR). The front and rear seat headrests can also be adjusted.

Steering wheel

The Sunny gets a newly designed 3-spoke steering wheel. It also has comes with volume controls mounted on it. It's nicely wrapped in leather which gives it a premium feel. Only gripe is that it's only height adjustable.

Power windows

The Sunny has power windows with one-touch up and down for the driver's window and anti-pinch function.

Keyless entry

The keyless entry feature is available.

Driver information display

The driver information system has a trip computer with fuel indicator, dual trip meter and average fuel economy display.



Nissan Sunny Front View

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!

What we like
Lot of changes to either ends of the car plus new alloy wheels - we also love the new 'night' shade
What we don't like
Though it looks better now, the Renault Scala, we feel still has a better rear!
  • Nissan Sunny Side View
  • Nissan Sunny Rear View
  • Nissan Sunny Chrome Grille
  • Nissan Sunny Wheels

Exteriors Details

Front design

The Sunny has large head lamps and grille, chrome lining around the central air dam and fog lamp housings at the front.

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.

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.

Ground Clearance

Nissan Sunny has a ground clearance of 165mm.


Nissan Sunny has body-colored bumpers.

Head lamps

The Sunny has all new boomerang-shaped headlamps with chrome lining around them.

Tail lamps

The rear view of the Sunny is similar with other cars in its segment except the tail lamp cluster that includes a rear turn indicator and reverse light. A new chrome garnish also runs between the tail-lamps.

Fog lamps

The Sunny has round shaped fog lamps, along with an added chrome strip which gives it a premium feel.


The Nissan Sunny has tyres that are sized as 18565R15.

Alloy wheels

The Nissan Sunny has 12-spoke alloy wheels sized 15 inches

Outside mirrors

The Sunny is equipped with electric mirrors that come with indicators on them.

Rear wiper

Rear wiper is not available on the Sunny.

Roof rails

Rood rails are not available.

Sun roof

No Sunroof is offered in the Nissan Sunny.


There is no spoiler in the Sunny

Side Steps

There are no side steps in Nissan Sunny.

Spare wheel

There's a full sized spare wheel in the Nissan Sunny



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.

What we like
Diesel motor is good to drive and very peppy
What we don't like
Is a little noisy

Engine & Performance Details


Both the Nissan Sunny petrol and diesel models have adequate acceleration

In-gear acceleration

In-gear acceleration of the Nissan Sunny is good


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.


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.


Petrol engine produces 134Nm@4000RPM on the new 2014 Nissan Sunny, whereas diesel delivers 200Nm of torque at just 2000RPM.

NVH levels

The cabin is well insulated and there's no noise from the engine intruding inside. There's however a roadtyre noises whic seep in the cabin as the speed rises.



Petrol Mileage 16.95 kmpl

Diesel Mileage 22.71 kmpl

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.

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Petrol Variants
Nissan Sunny XE Petrol 16.95 kmpl
Nissan Sunny XL Petrol 16.95 kmpl
Nissan Sunny XL CVT Petrol 17.97 kmpl
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 2 22.71 kmpl
Nissan Sunny XV Diesel Premium 1 22.71 kmpl

Petrol Mileage

The petrol Sunny has a rated economy of 16.95 for the manual version and 17.97 for the CVT version. Expect the following figures in real world driving City usagePetrol 11-12 Highway 16-17 

Diesel Mileage

The diesel Sunny has a rated economy of 22.71kmpl which is an improvement over the earlier version. Expect the following figures in real world driving City usagePetrol 16-17 Highway 22-24 


Handles quite well. Confident around corners. There isn't many safety features. You have to opt for safety package for it.

What we like
Good at corners and confident car overall
What we don't like
Very few safety feature

Handling Braking & Safety Details


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.

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.

Safety features

Security features in the Sunny include driver and passenger airbag, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist.


ABS feature is available on the Nissan Sunny.

Traction control

There is no traction control in the Sunny.


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.

What we like
Very comfortable rear seat. Oodles of space.
What we don't like
Suspension is little bumpy at higher speed

Comfort & Suspension Details


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.

Front suspension

Nissan Sunny comes with McPherson struts up front.

Rear suspension

Nissan Sunny has rear suspension with torsion bar.

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Awesome Car Nissan Sunny
Posted on 18 Dec 11 at 9:53 pm

Pros Great Looks , Best Price

Cons nothing

Nissan Sunny is not just a car. Its caaaaaar. Quite true to a certain extent as the sedan is quite spacious. It is powered by a 1498 cc petrol engine delivering 99 Ps power at 6,000 rpm and 134 Nm torque at 4000 rpm and the engine is coupled to a 5 speed manual transmission. These specs are common to all three variants. The area where difference lies is wheels, weight, exteriors, interiors and safety options. This is the base variant of the car with 14*5.5J wheel size made of steel. Even the tyre size is 18570 R14. The total kerb weight of the XE variant is 998 kg and is certainly the lightest among all 3 variants.I Live in Hyderabad, i am satisfied with the drive in city roads. Best part i observed from Nissan , There Dealers( Lakshmi Nissan ) Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. are taking care of servicing.

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best value for money car in this range
Posted on 30 Apr 12 at 1:08 pm

Pros great rear space, back seat comfort,rear air vent,fluent driving,very good pick up,nice interior

Cons back side design of exterior,,seat and handle cover,mud flap not provided with car

best feature is rear seat leg room and comfort while sitting back seat. i could not find so smooth driving in these segment diseal car.i have not drived skoda rapid and fiet linea.looks wise it is not superior to verna and rapid. boot space ,automatic climate control a.c.,fuel economy,driving and seating comfort,price makes it best fit to buy a entry level luxary sedan family car.

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Posted on 28 Sep 11 at 12:28 am

Pros grt looks

Cons grt interriores

owesome car grt look sedan dashing car worth to buy

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Pros Decent Looks, D Class like largeness, Comfort for Family(Tall Guys as well)

Cons Plastic Quality and could have given a Good Look Steering Finish

I own a Nissan Sunny XL Petrol. That the Car is stuffed with most relevant Safety aspects like ABS EBD ( Air Bags in XL and XV) in all 3 variants shows the commitment of Nissan to Safety of Indian Public. The car is good with responsive throttle which is most required for Higway Driving. Enhancing this is the Rugged Body Shell which i feel is the best in this class of Sedans. Overall Value for Money with no doubts whatsoever.

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2012 nissan sunny XL only 500 km run
Posted on 27 Dec 12 at 8:06 pm

Pros great look good milage

Cons awesome space from inside

hi wants to sell my Nissan Sunny XL(petrol) Blade silver color 2012 model only 500 km scratch less single owner, wants to sell for Rs 8.95000 if interested then call on 9029533350 Rs 40,000 accessories include original Nissan genuine Leather seats original Nissan genuine reverse parking sensor original Nissan genuine body side moulding original Nissan genuine Body cover full comprehensiveness insured covered Navi Mumbai Registered

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By Vinod Posted on Aug,14,2014 at 11:18 AM

This is a beautiful looking caaaaaar! Soo spacious infact 6th person can sleep on its second row floor and the 7th in
its monster boot (490 lts) !!! There are more pros for this gorgeous looking Beast than its cons. This is C+ sedan
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