Nissan India have rolled out the all-new 2014 Nissan Sunny Facelift in the country today with prices starting at 6.99 lakh for the base XE variant and going up to Rs 9.80 lakh for the top-end XV D variant. The deliveries of the new Sunny Facelift will begin across the country from today.
The new range of Nissan Sunny includes three petrol and five diesel variants. Both the petrol and diesel variants continue to be powered with the same set of engines that served the out-going model. This means the petrol variants will come powered with the 1.5-litre HR15 unit, while the diesel variants come fitted with 1.5-litre K9K diesel powerplant. The petrol unit can be had with either a 5-Speed manual or the Xtronic CVT automatic transmission, while the diesel variants have been coupled to a 5-Speed manual gearbox. ARAI claimed fuel efficiency figures stand at 16.96 kmpl and 17.97 kmph for the petrol powered manual and CVT transmission respectively, while the Sunny diesel returns 22.71 kmpl.
Design-wise, the Nissan Sunny facelift has got a new front fascia with a re-designed grille, bumper and headlight assembly. The grille has been garnished with some serious amount of chrome, while it has also been contoured to look bold. The headlight assembly has ditched the curves seen in the earlier model and instead, features a more angular look. The bumper now holds new fog lamps. The ORVMs on the other hand, now also holds the turn indicators. At the back, there is a new bumper along with a spoiler, which now comes as standard. The bottom half of the rear bumper has now been blackened out to add to the sporty look of the new Sunny. The model also features auto folding mirrors and new 15-inch alloy wheels.
On the inside, the Sunny Facelift has got a new console, which is finished in black. The centre console also features an updated infotainment system, which boasts of a 2-DIN radio, 6.1-inch touch screen DVD player and Bluetooth connectivity. The steering wheel has been re-designed as well, which now gets a new leather-wrap and also accommodates audio controls. The model has been equipped with the start-stop system as well, to lower fuel consumption. Feature wise, the new Nissan Sunny has been equipped with standard safety tech such as the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), dual front airbags, side airbags and Brake Assist.
The new Sunny is being offered in a choice of six colours with three new shades: Pearl White, Deep Grey and Nightshade. The sedan will also continue to be available in Onyx Black, Bronze Grey and Blade Silver.
Speaking at the occasion, Andy Palmer, chief planning officer, Nissan Motor Corporation said, “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."
“When first introduced in 2011, the Sunny redefined the spaciousness and value proposition in its segment, setting new benchmarks in India. The aspirations of Indian sedan customers have evolved since then but we are confident that the New Sunny is now even better equipped to meet and surpass them. The new model will strengthen our presence within this crucially important and growing segment,” said Kenichiro Yomura, President, Nissan India Operations.
Following is the list of the variants and the corresponding prices of the 2014 Nissan Sunny Facelift:
- 2014 Nissan Sunny Petrol XE - Rs 6.99 lakh
- 2014 Nissan Sunny Petrol XL - Rs 7.61 lakh
- 2014 Nissan Sunny Petrol XL CVT - Rs 8.91 lakh
- 2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel XE D - Rs 7.99 lakh
- 2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel XL D - Rs 8.60 lakh
- 2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel XV D - Rs 9.33 lakh
- 2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel XV D Premium (Safety) - Rs 9.60 lakh
2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel XV D Premium (Leather) - Rs 9.80 lakh
(All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi.)