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Friday, February 3, 2012


Nissan Sunny

  • Friday, February 3, 2012
  • Krishna Mohan Roy
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  • This Nissan sedan was codenamed L02B and it is based on the same ‘V’ platform as that of its hatch car Nissan Micra. Nissan Sunny was launched on September 20, 2011 in petrol engine option only and the company has launched two new diesel variants on 12th December, 2011. In total there are three variants of Nissan Sunny petrol and two diesel variants. Nissan Sunny is manufactured at the Nissan-Renault plant in Chennai where Nissan Micra is produced for India and exported to other countries. Nissan Sunny petrol is powered by a 1.5 litre 4 cylinders and 16 valves petrol engine that produces 100 PS of maximum power. The engine produces around 134 Nm of torque like other 1.5 litre powertrains. With this engine configuration and a decent price tag, Nissan Sunny is in competition with the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Swift Dzire, Tata Indigo Manza, Ford Fiesta. The other powertrain in two variants namely XL and XV is also fuelled by diesel. Both these diesel variants are powered by a modern 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder K9K engine that churns out 86PS of power @ 3750 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 2000 rpm. Both petrol and diesel engines are affixed with a 5 speed manual gearbox. Apparently, K9K Diesel engine has debuted in Sunny throughout the world.   

    The new sedan car in Indian auto market Nissan Sunny has shining exterior and eye-catching interior. The exterior of Nissan Sunny looks aggressive with larger headlamps, cute smiling chrome grille, separate fog lamp cluster and lower air intake. The Nissan Sunny has a sports car like body color rear view mirrors, body color mud flaps, door handles and bumper. The rear side of the sedan matches the sporty looks of the front with new style tail lamp cluster and designer slopes.

    Much of the interior of the Nissan Sunny is dominated by the lush and plush feel it gives. Nissan Sunny is equipped with power steering, CD/MP3 player with 4 speakers, powered ORVMs, manual HVAC as well as automatic climate control system on the high end model, power windows, glove box, keyless entry system, push button start/stop system just as the Nissan Micra, rear centre armrest with cup holders, overhead console box, chrome inserts on several components, front cup holders, driver seat adjustment, etc. Nissan Sunny also armors sufficient safety features at par with the competition in the market; the car is loaded with SRS dual front airbags, halogen headlamps, front fog lamps, front disc brakes, Anti-lock braking system with EBD and Brake assist, impact absorbing body, all seat belts, engine immobilizer, keyless entry, front and side impact beams, central locking,child safety locks, day and night inside rear view mirror, etc.

    Nissan Sunny Petrol Models:-

    Nissan Sunny XE:-   This is the entry level variant of Nissan Sunny that is powered by 1.5L DOHC, 4 cylinder 16 valve petrol engine. This trim has body colored bumpers, roof antenna and tinted glasses as standard besides ABS, EBD and driver airbag.

    Nissan Sunny XL:-   This is the second level trim of Nissan Sunny and is powered by the same engine that is in Sunny XE. This trim has front passenger airbags, door ajar warning, auto AC with filter besides many other features. 

    Nissan Sunny XV:-    This is the high-end trim and is also powered by the same engine. However, this trim has electric ORVM, alloy wheels, intelligent key with push button ignition, stereo mounted controls and front fog lamps apart from various attractive features.

    Nissan Sunny Diesel Models:- 

    Nissan Sunny Diesel XL:-     It is powered by a K9K, 4 Cylinder diesel engine of 1461 cc displacement which can belt out 86 Ps of maximum power and 200 Nm of max torque. This variant is base diesel model and is equipped with steel wheels with a tyre size of 185/70 R14. The variant is lighter and measures 1092 kg in total kerb weight.

    Nissan Sunny Diesel XV:-     This is the top-end diesel model powered by the same engine as used in base version. However, alloy wheels, electric folding ORVMs, chrome on inside door handles, temperature display, door trim fabric, armrest finish, intelligent key with push button start and front fog lamps are the add-on features as compared to the base model in this range. The total kerb weight is maximum among all five measuring 1097 kg and the tyre size is 185/65 R15.

    Nissan Sunny Variants:-
    Variants     Transmission     Engine Description     Mileage     Power     AC     Power Steering     Central Locking
    City    Highway
    XE (Petrol)     Manual     1498cc
    4 Cylinder 16 Valve     15.0     17.0     100PS @ 6000RPM     Standard     Standard     Not Available
    XL (Petrol)     Manual     1498cc
    4 Cylinder 16 Valve     15.0     17.0     100PS @ 6000RPM     Standard     Standard     Standard
    XV (Petrol)     Manual     1498cc
    4 Cylinder 16 Valve     15.0     17.0     100PS @ 6000RPM     Standard     Standard     Standard
    Diesel XL (Diesel)     Manual     1461cc
    4 Cylinder 8 Valve     16.0     20.0     86PS @ 3750RPM     Standard     Standard     Standard
    Diesel XV (Diesel)     Manual     1461cc
    4 Cylinder 8 Valve     16.0     20.0     86PS @ 3750RPM     Standard     Standard     Standard
    Nissan Sunny Variants Price:-

    Nissan Sunny prices were updated on 28 Jan 2012
    Variants     New Delhi     Bangalore     Mumbai     Chennai     Pune     Hyderabad     Kolkata    
    XE (Petrol)     5,88,000     5,78,000     6,14,460     5,88,000     -     5,78,000     5,88,000       Get On Road Price 
    XL (Petrol)     6,98,000     6,88,000     7,29,410     6,98,000     -     6,88,000     6,98,000       Get On Road Price 
    XV (Petrol)     7,78,000     7,68,000     8,13,010     7,78,000     -     7,68,000     7,78,000       Get On Road Price 
    Diesel XL (Diesel)     7,98,000     -     8,33,910     7,98,000     -     -     7,98,000       Get On Road Price 
    Diesel XV (Diesel)     8,78,000     -     9,17,510     8,78,000     -     -     8,78,000       Get On Road Price

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