Saar: Its standard safety kit has been upgraded to include rear parking sensors, front passenger-side airbag, speed warning reminder and seatbelt warning reminder.
Nissan India has quietly updated its only sedan on sale – the Sunny. The changes are in the standard safety kit which now includes front passenger-side airbag, speed warning reminder, seatbelt reminder and rear parking sensors. Other safety features such as a driver’s front airbag, ABS + EBD, brake assist and central door locking were and are still part of the standard kit. The newly added features make the Nissan Sunny compliant with the new safety norms.
As before, the Sunny is available in three trim level – XE, XL and XV – and with a choice of petrol-MT, diesel-MT and petrol-CVT combinations. The engines on offer include two 1.5-litre mills, one petrol and diesel each. While the former, with a 5-speed manual transmission, is good for 99PS/134Nm and with a CVT produces 2PS more, the latter is only available with 5-speed manual unit and has 86PS/200Nm on tap. Mileage figures are respectable too. Nissan claims that the petrol-manual, petrol-CVT and diesel-MT can return up to 16.95kmpl, 17.5kmpl and 22.71kmpl, respectively.
Over to the list of features. Based on the variant/trim chosen, the Sunny offers gizmos like 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear-view camera, a Bluetooth-enabled, double-din music system with 4 speakers, leather seats, automatic climate control, push-button start and a multi-function steering wheel. However, the most astonishing aspect of the Sunny has always been the amount of space it offers. Although it is priced at par with most of the sub-4 metre sedans, it is way more spacious.
That being said, the Sunny has started to feel its age now. In the market, its only direct competitor is the Toyota Platinum Etios. The Sunny is currently priced between Rs 6.99 lakh and Rs 9.94 lakh, whereas the Platinum Etios starts at Rs 6.5 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 9.13 lakh if we rope-in the Limited Edition variants as well (all prices are ex-showroom Delhi). Considering how Nissan wants to invade the Indian automotive market in the near future, by bringing in its UV game, we don’t expect a next-gen Sunny to make the cut.