Nissan Sunny Review & Test Drive

Nissan Sunny Test Drive in Hyderabad

Nissan Sunny Overview

Nissan unveiled its 11th generation of the Sunny sedan in Florida USA, and the sedan is also known as the Versa in the US market. The Nissan Sunny unveiled, is available in many markets internationally. Depending on the market, it is called Sunny, Versa or Almera. The type of platform also differs from market to market. The styling is inspired by Nissan V-Motion design philosophy. However, the India launch of the 2020 Nissan Sunny has not been confirmed yet.

Coming to the design of the vehicle, the 2020 Nissan Sunny gets a new V-shaped front grille, wraparound headlights, a refreshed bumper design, floating roof, larger rear doors and deep recess lines across the sides of the vehicle. It is also bigger in dimensions from its previous generation. On the inside, the cabin also gets refreshed with quality material upholstery. It also gets a new touchscreen infotainment system, two-tone upholstery and chrome accents. View offers on Nissan Sunny in Pune at Autozhop.

The 2020 Nissan Sunny comes with ventilated seats, automatic air conditioning, cruise control, airbags, remote lock, parking sensors and start-stop button. Now coming to the powertrain, the Nissan Sunny in the US is offered with a 1.6-litre, turbo petrol engine which makes 122 HP and 154 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a CVT. Upon its arrival in India, it could be expected to be powered with the same engine options as the Nissan Kicks which includes a 1.5-litre HK4 petrol engine making 106 PS of power at 5600 RPM and 142 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM and the 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine which is capable of making 110 PS of power at 3850 RPM and 240 Nm of torque at 1750 RPM. The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the diesel engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox on the Kicks. The engines also meet the upcoming emission norms.

Nissan Sunny Exterior & Look

Everything about the Sunny is big. The headlamps were big and are same, just that they are much more curvy and well designed now. Nissan are calling this the new Boomerang headlamps. The grill is entire chrome with chrome strips. And a large Nissan badge in the centre. The bumper is huge and rises all the way above the grill and onto the bonnet. The bumper to houses a grill in the centre with fog lamps on either side and that too has chrome strips. I don’t think I have ever mentioned chrome so many times as here.

Looks like Nissan got a wholesaler. From the side as I have mentioned before the cabin area looks huge. The doors are large with large windows. They took Seagram’s line “Make It Large” a bit too literally. The mirrors now get side indicators. The silver alloys blend well with the chrome yet again on the door handles. The C-pillar appears like that on a notchback and even the boot has a large look to it. The tail lamp flows well from the rear panel to the bumper. And guess what? chrome yet again on the boot lid with the Nissan badge. The rear bumper has a nice fibre lip adding to the classy look. The new Nissan Sunny 2017 does stand out. To know more info on Nissan Sunny check Changeonslapac

Nissan Sunny Interior & Comfort

The cabin this time around has been upholstered in all-black. The fabric seats and black interior panels look more interesting and luxurious. The brush metal highlights on the dashboard, piano black centre console, leather-wrapped steering, chrome lined dials and silver accents further lifts up the spirit of richness. The choice of materials has been evolved for better and to stay on par with the competition. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather for a more premium look. The audio controls adorned in chrome look pleasing to eyes.

In terms of entertainment, the Sunny gets the same 5.1 inch touchscreen 2-DIN audio unit. The infotainment also offers connectivity features including Bluetooth, USB, Aux-in as well as doubles up display for rear parking camera feeds. Although looking at what contemporaries are offering, exclusion of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is certainly disappointing. However, this time around, the car gets features like intelligent key and push engine start/stop button.

The area where this car shines is the seating and space. The sedan has got shocking amount of space at the rear. The caaaar factor can be evident in the ample amount of legroom, headroom and shoulder room, just behind the Ciaz in its class. There is absolutely no feeling of tightness and in fact, the car is astonishingly airy from inside. The feeling of roominess is also present at the front. The mammoth 490L of boot space is stunning and dumping large suitcases will never be a problem.

Nissan Sunny Engine & Performance

Nissan continues to use 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines to power the Sunny. The 1498cc, HR15 petrol mill outputs 99 PS of power and 134 Nm of torque (minuscule more output in the CVT), it’s paired to a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic gearbox. This motor offers the Sunny good drivability but NVH isn’t the best, more so post 4000 RPM. The tall gearing robs the Sunny of good performance post 120 km/hr and it can take quite the time to accelerate from low speeds in high gears. Still the Sunny is decently frugal, returning 9-10 km/l in city conditions. The gearbox is slightly notchy, although the clutch is light. With the CVT variant, the convenience is there but the rubber band effect is prominent at high revs.

The diesel engine on the Sunny is of course the more popular unit, it’s the 1.5-litre, k9k mill. Nissan has tweaked the ECU of the 85 PS of power, 200 Nm of torque motor resulting in an increase in mileage of 1 km/l (ARAI), but there is no boost in output, still the Sunny feels slightly more eager in the low-end. This is one of the best engines in its class, while down on power compared to most of its rivals, this powerplant has more than enough pep for both city and highway duties. Turbo-lag is almost non-existent and the Sunny is always eager to pull, be it stop-go traffic or highway cruising. The 5-speed gearbox offers decent shifts and the clutch is well weighed too. One can expect a mileage of more than 15 km/l (in the city) from this car, which is very impressive indeed.

Even with its dimensions, decent performance the Sunny has managed to provide excellent fuel efficiency figures. If we consider 15 km/l on the petrol we still manage to get a distance of 600 km on one 41 litre fuel tank. That is a one stop from Mumbai to Surat and back and that is a lot in today’s times. Diesel promises a range of over 800 km, now that is just mind boggling.

Nissan Sunny Driving Dynamics

This is clearly a car for the laid back rear seats. But the well performing petrol and diesel engines request to be driven at least sometimes. Now you can not push this car along corners, because even though the steering is precise and has a light feel yet adequate feedback, the long body make the car fishtail. The suspension is soft and very well made for our Indian roads. No matter how may the ditch or undulations this car seems to dampen them very well. There is no shock or effect that filters through the seats. The NVH levels are also very low. These are clearly features of something you would find in cars way above 15 lakhs. Check car loan for Nissan Sunny.

Nissan Sunny Braking & Safety

The braking capability of the car is really commendable. The sedan is able to halt much faster than one could expect even from 100 to 0 kmph. And what is better that the car comes to halt in a straight line without any fishtailing. However, there is improvement needed in the brake pedal.Talking about the safety further, Nissan this time around has bestowed the car with driver airbag, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist as standard features. The top end variants gets addition aspects such as front passenger airbag, anti-theft alarm system, front fog lamps and seat belt warning lamp. Other common features include central locking, speed sensing auto-door lock and engine immobilizer.

Nissan Sunny Price in Pune

Nissan Sunny On Road Price is 7,99,085/- and Ex-showroom Price is 6,99,000/- in Pune. Nissan Sunny comes in 6 colours, namely Night Shade,Blade Silver,Bronze Grey,Sandstone Brown,Onyx Black,Deep Grey. Nissan Sunny comes with FWD with 1498 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 98 bhp@6000 rpm and Peak Torque 134 Nm@4000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Nissan Sunny comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Nissan Sunny Verdict

The Nissan Sunny was a hot-seller but new rivals have come and dented sales of what the company likes to call a caaaaaaaaar. Still, the Sunny has a lot of potential as Nissan is very clear and focussed on whom it’s targeting with the car. Nissan is wooing the chauffeur driven and in that regard, the Sunny is still difficult to beat. While other cars in the segment are offering a lot of features, none offer this level of comfort at this price point. With fresher looks and a new positioning, the new Nissan Sunny is sure back into contention.

The facelift to the Nissan Sunny boosts its appeal, it gets a lot of features as well. It’s a good quality car which rides well and offers a lot of comfort to the passengers, that too at an attractive price.

Nissan Sunny is available in three different variants they are XE, XL and XV. As per the pricing is concerned, Nissan Sunny’s base trim XE gets the price tag of Rs. 6.99 lakh for the petrol and Rs. 7.82 lakh for the diesel variant. Its mid-range variant XL is offered at the price tag of Rs. 7.92 lakh and Rs. 8.3 lakh for the petrol and diesel trims respectively. It’s top of the line variant XV is tagged at Rs. 9.5 lakh while its XV trim with the CVT is available at the price tag of Rs. 9.44 lakh, ex-showroom.Nissan Sunny goes against the likes in the segment including Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Skoda Rapid and Hyundai Verna.

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