Nissan India has finally unveiled the 2014 Sunny facelift in India. The new 2014 Sunny is priced at Rs. 6.99 lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi) for the XE variant. The base diesel XE variant is priced at Rs.7.99 (Ex-Showroom Delhi), Petrol CVT is priced at Rs.8.91Lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi). It has 8 variants and is available in six colour options. All variants come with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist and Driver’s airbag as standard.
It was launched in 2011 and set a new trend of being the only spacious sedan in the mid-size category. It gets a new trapezoidal grille which makes the looks feel more premium than before. This is followed by large boomerang shaped headlights. Though it gets external and internal updates, the powertrain remains the same and it is still offered in petrol and diesel engines.
Interiors have been tweaked too in the form of a new steering wheel whose design has been carried from their flagship luxury sedan Teana. The central console has been revised too and with the smooth piano finished trims. The dashboard colour has been revised and a new USB jack placed in the recess above the glove box. The Sunny continues to impress all with its spacious interiors and great legroom.
The 1461cc diesel engine produces 86PS of power at 3750 rpm and a torque of 200Nm at 2000 rpm. It comes in a 5 speed manual transmission only while the petrol gets a 1498cc engine which produces 101 PS of power at 5600 rpm and a torque of 134Nm at 4000 rpm. The petrol also gets an optional CVT transmission box.
“India is a key strategic growth market for Nissan. We continue to monitor its evolution extremely closely to ensure our expanding product portfolio fits regional needs. The new Sunny is our answer that responds to the changing demands and desires” says Andy Palmer, Chief Planning Officer, Nissan Motor Corporation.
Should you get one? Read about it in our review here.