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Nissan Sunny 2011-2014

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  • Nissan Sunny 2011-2014

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Things We Like in Sunny 2011-2014

The interiors of the Sunny are extremely spacious and its also decently equipped.

The Sunny looks dignified and classy.

The petrol is very fuel efficient.

With full load suspension is efficient and does not bottom out.

The Sunny is a light weight car  and hence makes brilliant use of its engine.

Thanks to the long wheelbase, the Sunny  feels planted on the highway.

Things We Dont Like in Sunny 2011-2014

The interior fails to look luxurious like the Hyundai Verna or Honda City.

The boot is a bit too big and sticks out of the design.

With just the driver on board, the suspension does feel a tad on the stiffer side.

The gear shift quality is something that leaves a lot to be desired.

The steering is pretty light and though some might feel that it lacks the direct feel of some of the rivals.

Nissan Sunny 2011-2014 Colors

Sunny 2011-2014 is available in 6 different colors - Napoli Black, Brick Red, Blade Silver, Storm White, Moonlight Blue Metallic and Bronze Grey.

  • Napoli Black

  • Brick Red

  • Blade Silver

  • Storm White

  • Moonlight Blue Metallic

Review of Sunny 2011-2014

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Overview

The Nissan Sunny was launched in 2011 and is an important model for Nissan in India. The Nissan Sunny is based on the same V platform which serves the Micra hatchback as well. However, ofcourse, it has been modified to take on the extra wheelbase and the extra length. The Sunny is a huge car and does have a good road presence. The Sunny might not have sharp design lines or look sexy, what it has in abundance is class, elegance and style. See the car pass by, and you will easily mistake it from a segment above. The front is dynamically beautiful with twin creases running on the bonnet. The side profile might be boring with the absence of any crisp shoulder or waist line or even bulging wheel arches, but the moment you lay your eyes on the rear, the Sunny does earn some extra brownie points. Unlike some of the sedans in this price bracket, the rear end treatment is pleasing to the eyes. Inside, the Sunny has more space than all the C segment cars and also goes to shame the more expensive D segment cars that are priced above Rs 12 lakh. Step in and you will be greeted with an airy cabin. Usage of light colored materials is done with a reason – to make the cabin look spacious.

Design cues seem to have been picked up from the Micra including the climate control console, air vents, inside door handles etc. We test drove the top end model which comes loaded to the brim with features like keyless entry, keyless start-stop, steering controls, electrically operated outside rear view mirrors, twin airbags, ABS, audio system (without USB), auto AC, rear fan vents for the passengers. At the same time though we feel that the steering could have been finished in better quality material – the same goes for the overall quality of plastics of the cabin. The Sunny is available with two engine options a petrol and the diesel. The petrol is a 1.5-litre HR15DE unit with 98 bhp. .At an ARAI rated 16.95kmpl, the Sunny petrol is also more efficient that other sedans like Manza, Vento, SX4, City and Linea. The diesel is a 1461cc 4 cylinder engine which has a fuel efficiency of 21.64 kmpl (ARAI). The petrol is extremely efficient and is also well priced, the diesel too delivers good mileage. The new launched Sunny automatic CVT is even more efficient. In petrol only the Sunny automatic gives 17.97 kmpl which is brilliant. The Sunny CVT uses same X-Tronic CVT as its sister car, the Renault Scala. The suspension is tuned keeping in mind the overall nature of the car – its comfortable without being too mushy and irons out most imperfections, undulations and pot holes. At the front, conventional MacPherson Struts do the job while at the rear, torsion bar does the honors. The steering is pretty light and though some might feel that it lacks the direct feel of some of the rivals, the Sunny nevertheless can be driving in a spirited manner. The Sunny is priced from Rs 5.9 lakhs to Rs 8.9 lakhs ex-showroom New Delhi. For your money you get a practical sedan which is spacious. For a detailed analysis read below.

 

Interior

This is by far the strongest point of the Sunny. If you thought the Tata Manza or the Toyota Etios were spacious cars, you need to sit in the Sunny to see how bigger it is. Infact, the Sunny has more space than all the C segment cars and also goes to shame the more expensive D segment cars that are priced above Rs 12 lakh. Step in and you will be greeted with an airy cabin. Usage of light colored materials is done with a reason – to make the cabin look spacious. Design cues seem to have been picked up from the Micra including the climate control console, air vents, inside door handles etc. We test drove the top end model which comes loaded to the brim with features like keyless entry, keyless start-stop, steering controls, electrically operated outside rear view mirrors, twin airbags, ABS, audio system (without USB), auto AC, rear fan vents for the passengers. At the same time though we feel that the steering could have been finished in better quality material – the same goes for the overall quality of plastics of the cabin. They don’t really do justice to the XV’s price tag which demands Rs 8 lakh on-road, though the design of the audio controls is pretty good! All the models come with a drive computer in the speedometer console for features like average fuel economy. The front seat is pretty good but it is the back seat treatment which leaves a smile on your face. There are acres of leg room and the dedicated rear fan vents, which recirculates cold air for the rear passengers is a thoughtful feature. The Sunny will be a hit with those who wish to be chauffered around and not driven! The top part of this system actually doubles up as an arm rest for the driver! On the practicality front, the Sunny doesn’t really fare very well – for instance, apart from the top cup holders, there is basically no space between the front two passengers to keep anything! Ditto for the rear passengers – if you have three people sitting at the back and the central arm rest closed, you are left with almost no space to keep your glasses or bottles or knick knacks! But again, these are little shortcomings in front of the massive space and comfort factor that the Sunny provides

Interiors Details

  • Boot Space

    The boot space n Nissan Sunny is 490 litres thus making it very spacious. The 60/40 -split fold-down rear seat gives a great flexibility for carrying luggage’s which is ideal for family vacations.

  • Speedometer

    Nissan Sunny has Speedometer which has simple stylish touch to it.

  • Gear Lever

    In 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. Except for the other things, the gear lever is a new addition to the car.

  • Cup Holders

    Nissan Sunny has cup double cup holders placed in between the two front seats.

  • Glovebox

    Nissan Sunny has a glovebox which can accompany lot of nickles for your long drive.

  • Audio System

    The audio system in Nissan Sunny comes with a CD player, an AM/FM radio and an AUX jack which can be used to plug any portable MP3 player.

  • Air Conditioner

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

  • Arm Rests

    In Nissan Sunny, the arm rest s provided for the front seats only.

  • 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.

  • Seats

    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

    The leg room in Nissan Sunny is 1130/915 mm. This is much better than any other cars in its segment.

  • Knee Room

    The knee room in Nissan Sunny is about of 850/600mm.

  • Shoulder Space

    The shoulder space in Nissan Sunny is of 1360 mm.

  • Head Room

    The head room n Nissan Sunny is 950/940mm (F/R), such that the person sitting under the roof’s highest point, the tallest of seat occupants won’t fall short on headroom.

  • Steering Wheel

    Nissan Sunny has electric power steering in which new silver are inserted on the steering wheel, also the steering wheel only adjusts for height. The 3 spoke powered steering wheel provides easy handling of the car.

  • Power Windows

    Nissan Sunny has power windows.

  • Keyless Entry

    Keyless entry facility is there in Nissan Sunny.

  • Driver Information Display

    The driver information display is simple and has regular warning lamps to it.

Exterior

The Nissan Sunny is based on the same V platform which serves the Micra hatchback as well. However, ofcourse, it has been modified to take on the extra wheelbase and the extra length. The Sunny is a huge car and does have a good road presence. Dimension wise, at 4425mm in length, the Sunny is longer than the City, Dzire, Vento, Verna and even the Manza. The Sunny also has one of the longest wheelbases of 2600mm, being shorter than only the Fiat Linea in this regard.  While the Sunny might be based on the Micra’s platform, it looks completely different. In no way does it resemble the Micra from the outside. The Sunny might not have sharp design lines or look sexy, what it has in abundance is class, elegance and style. See the car pass by, and you will easily mistake it from a segment above. The front is dynamically beautiful with twin creases running on the bonnet. The side profile might be boring with the absence of any crisp shoulder or waist line or even bulging wheel arches, but the moment you lay your eyes on the rear, the Sunny does earn some extra brownie points. Unlike some of the sedans in this price bracket, the rear end treatment is pleasing to the eyes. The tail lamps seem to be inspired from the bigger Teana. The boot also has an extended lip and Sunny does away from the usage of any sharp design angles – this infact works in its favor and lends the car a very refined and sophisticated look. The overall fit and finish did seem of the high order and we didn’t even notice any irregular panels gaps. The Nissan Sunny will be sold in six different colors. The XE and XL versions come with 185/70 R14 tyres while the higher XV grade comes with 185/65 R15 tyres mounted on smart looking alloy wheels

Exteriors

  • Front Design

    The Sunny is the first medium-sized vehicle in India manufactured by Nissan. There are delicate lines all around the sedan that provide it with a good touch of elegance that is visually appealing even at a short distance away. While the Sunny has no head turner features, it has a massive front end that hosts big headlights that are based on the Japanese’s Manga strips which gave the car its very unique look. This car is a perfect balance of elegance and aggression.

  • Rear Design

    The rear portion of the car looks disproportionate, the balance with its design which is based on the bigger Teana. The car actually looks extremely dull with triangular tail lamps. The Nissan logo is placed just above the registration plate. Nevertheless, the Sunny is still pleasant to behold and has completely overrun the other vehicles in the segment with its overall classy look.

  • Side Profile

    The much talked about Nissan Sedan, Nissan Sunny is assembled with body color outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs), body color bumper, body match door handles and mud flaps. The waistline moulding is colored chrome or in body color. The outline of the each panel is bold and even adds to the distinctive look of the machine.

  • Ground Clearance

    Nissan Sunny has a ground clearance of 165mm.

  • Bumpers

    The Nissan Sunny features body coloured bumpers.

  • Head Lamps

    The front of the vehicle includes big jewel shaped halogen headlamps that intensely enlightens the wider area rather than having standard headlamps.

  • 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.

  • Fog Lamps

    The fog lamp clusters are circular in shape and are attached in individual slats.

  • Tyres

    Nissan Sunny has tyres that are sized as 185/65R15.

  • Alloy Wheels

    Nissan Sunny have alloy wheels sized 15".

  • Outside Mirrors

    The Sunny is equipped with power mirrors which are large in size thus giving very wide reflections.

  • Colors

    Nissan Sunny is available in colour variants like - Solid Black, Metallic Silver, Metallic Red, Grey, Gold and Brownish Grey.

  • Rear Wiper

    There is no rear wiper in the Sunny

  • Roof Rails

    There are no roof rails in Nissan Sunny.

  • Sun Roof

    There s no sun roof in Nissan Sunny.

  • Spoiler

    There is no spoiler in the Sunny

  • Side Steps

    There are no side steps in Nissan Sunny.

  • Spare Wheel

    There is a spare wheel at the boot of the Sunny

Mileage Running Cost

The Sunny is available with two engine options a petrol and the diesel. The petrol is a 1.5-litre HR15DE unit with 98 bhp. .At an ARAI rated 16.95kmpl, the Sunny petrol is also more efficient that other sedans like Manza, Vento, SX4, City and Linea. The diesel is a 1461cc 4 cylinder engine which has a fuel efficiency of 21.64 kmpl (ARAI). The petrol is extremely efficient and is also well priced, the diesel too delivers good mileage. In new automatic form the Sunny gives 17.97 kmpl which is phenomenal.

Mileage Running Cost

  • City Fuel Economy

    When tested, Nissan Sunny returned 14kmpl in the city roads.

  • Highway Fuel Economy

    On a highway test drive, Nissan Sunny returned 21kmpl.

  • Arai Rated Economy

    ARAI figures indicate a fuel efficiency of 17.97 kmpl for CVT in Nissan Sunny.

  • Tank Range

    The total tank range of the Nissan Sunny is about 646 kilometers, approx.

Comfort Suspension

Another area where the Sunny excels is the comfort parameter. This easily gels with the overall appeal of the car. For example, it looks cultured and classy, not sexy. It drives in a similar manner with enough juice left in the motor. It has class leading space. Likewise, the suspension is tuned keeping in mind the overall nature of the car – its comfortable without being too mushy and irons out most imperfections, undulations and pot holes. At the front, conventional MacPherson Struts do the job while at the rear, torsion bar does the honors. We drove the car a lot with a full load and didn’t have a reason to complain in the sense that it didn’t even bottom out either. Driven without load, ie, with just the driver on board, the suspension does feel a tad on the stiffer side and small imperfections like road markers do get felt easily but this is a small price to pay for the overall comfortable dynamics of the car.

Comfort and Suspension

  • Comfort

    When it comes to comfort and convenience, the Sunny does not take a back seat with its wide array of comfort features. The sedan has a 5 passenger seating capacity including the driver with spacious front and rear space. The rear seat is comfortable enough that it can accommodate three adults with ease. The front and rear seat provides ample legroom, shoulder room, head room and hip room that adds to the comfort factor. The rear knee room allows the rear passengers to stretch and move their legs

  • Front Suspension

    Nissan Sunny has front suspension with McPherson struts.

  • Rear Suspension

    Nissan Sunny has rear suspension with torsion bar.

Engine Performance

The Sunny initially will only come with a petrol option. This is an all-new 1.5-litre HR15DE unit that produces class leading power as well as torque. At 99PS, there is no dearth of performance and with 134Nm of torque on avail, the Sunny doesn’t feel underpowered with even four on board with their luggage. Infact, the Sunny is a light weight car and weighs less than the Dzire or the Manza and hence makes brilliant use of its engine. The NVH levels are pretty good and until unless you are pedal to metal, the engine sound doesn’t really intrude into the cabin. We drove the car in both city as well as highway traffic and it responded well to the throttle inputs. The Sunny picks up speeds from low engine revs and goes onto perform well on highway cruises as well. We repeatedly drove the car at 120-130km/h with a full load and it showed no signs of protest at all. At an ARAI rated 16.95kmpl, the Sunny is also more efficient that other sedans like Manza, Vento, SX4, City and Linea. In a nutshell, the engine does impress you but on the other side, the gear shift quality is something that leaves a lot to be desired. In the company of cars like the Etios and Dzire, the gearshift quality does feel quite notchy. It isn’t smooth at all and does rob the overall driving experience to an extent. Further, there is quite a lot transmission vibe and shudders through the gear lever especially when you hold it, lift your foot off the throttle and go back on the gas. A CVT (automatic) option will be provided a few months down the line.

Engine Performance

  • Acceleration

    Powered by Japanese engine technologies, the Nissan Sunny promises greater power and acceleration. The 1.5 liter, 4 cylinder engine output is delivered through a five-speed manual transmission thus generating a 100 � 175 Kmph speed in 15.8 seconds.

  • Top Speed

    Nissan Sunny gives a top speed of 175 Kmph.

  • In Gear Acceleration

    Nissan Sunny Sedan (Diesel) can comfortably do 40-80 in 3.43 seconds in the third gear and 80-100 in 4.74 seconds on overtaking acceleration.

  • Gearbox

    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

  • Power

    Maximum power of 97 Bhp at 6000 rpm is given by Nissan Sunny.

  • Torque

    Nissan Sunny has 200 Nm of torque at 2000 RPM

  • NVH Levels

    There is very little vibration and apart from a distinct clatter at idle and a gruffness at high revs, it�s fairly quiet too in Nissan Sunny. Nissan has but skimped on some essentials like sound deadening so there is quite a bit of road and tyre noise entering the cabin.

Braking Safety

The steering is pretty light and though some might feel that it lacks the direct feel of some of the rivals, the Sunny nevertheless can be driving in a spirited manner and could be thrown into long sweeping curves of the ECR (East Coast Road) at triple digit speeds without any drama whatsoever. Further, the top end models come with the safety of ABS combined with EBD (electronic brake distribution) and BA (brake assist). The car, thanks to the long wheelbase, also feels planted on the highway. The Sunny also has an impressive turning radius of only 5.3 metres.

Brakes and Wheels

  • Handling

    Because of its light weight structure that is carried from the superb modern engineering of the V-platform, the Nissan Sunny offers vital strength, a strong ride and refinement and vibrant on-road performance. The adjustable driver seat, wide 2600mm wheelbase and 3 spoke powered steering wheel provides easy handling of the car.

  • 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

    The Nissan Sunny has been provided with a driver's side SRS (supplemental restraint system) airbags that deploys automatically in the event of severe frontal impact, minimizing injury risk. It also features EBD, adjustable steering.

  • Abs

    There is option for ABS which stands for anti lock breaking system in Nissan Sunny

  • Traction Control

    There is no traction control in the Sunny.

User Reviews of Nissan Sunny 2011-2014

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