The Nissan Sunny launched in 2014 with latest makeover. It is a nice sedan car in the Indian Auto Market. The design of Nissan Sunny is very unique and it’s interior has lots of space for which people like most. The dual tone interior gives it premium look. It comes with major cosmetic updates in its interior and exteriors which gives it a modified look. Nissan offering warranty of 24 month or 50,000 kilometers which can extended further at an extra amount. Here we are giving informational knowledge about Nissan Sunny Diesel Model Review in Detail.
The Nissan Sunny has a wonderful looking interior. The comfort features of the car are also quite high. The car comes with a dual tone dashboard that has automatic and manual AC controls, the music system and a smart instrument panel as well. The instrument panel has four dials- two central dials and two side dials. There is a glove box for the front passengers. A lot of the Sunny’s interiors are borrowed from the Micra. The basic dashboard is the same, the difference being with the dials and the upper part of the center console. Plastic quality and fit and finish, though not as nice as a Honda City or a VW Vento, are a lot better than a Toyota Etios. However, you can tell its light build by the lack of heft in the way the doors and the bootlid shut. The interiors include console box, panel box, shift knob and amazing upholstery as well. The leather upholstery comes in two color variants and is extremely comfortably. The steering wheel and the gear shift knob also come wrapped in leather. The car is really roomy as well- with plenty of leg room and waist room for three people in the back.
The Sunny XV is well equipped, with features like keyless entry, power windows on all four doors, electrically folding mirrors, a CD player, climate control, ABS, EBD, driver and passenger airbags and alloy wheels. The lower XL isn’t too bad either; you still get the CD player, power windows and all the safety kit, but it does without the alloy wheels, which otherwise add a much-needed dash of flair to the design. Both the XL and XV get an interesting feature – a rear seat air-circulation fan. The vents aren’t directly connected to the air-con but help circulate cool air faster. It’s the base XE that is poorly equipped. It doesn’t even get wheel caps and the hard, black interiors make it better suited for taxi duty. But even this basic model comes with ABS and a driver airbag. Here are some of the features available: one touch lock, remote boot open, automatic AC control, glove box, console box, large trunk space, longer wheelbase, round digital display, CD/ MP3 player with four speakers, electrically adjustable outside mirrors, etc. There are a tonne of features in the Nissan Sunny.
The car comes with a wide range of safety features as well, including dual airbags, EBD, brake assist, halogen headlamps, front fog lamps, rigid chassis, central locking, child safety locks, etc. The car has an aerodynamic design that makes it possible for the car to handle pressure without any damage. The Sunny’s cabin is phenomenally spacious and Nissan proudly says that there’s enough room for rear passengers to easily sit cross-legged. Out of five diesel variants, two trims come with premium packages. One of them gets side airbags and is called as Premium (Safety) trim, while the other one is Premium (Leather) variant and it has leather seats as standard. However, the company is offering this latest version with features like ABS with EBD, brake assist and driver airbag as standard in across all the variants. The cabin is a pleasing, inoffensive place to be. True as this may be, what it fails to mention is that thigh support isn’t so generous. Sure, you can use all that legroom to stretch out and get comfortable, but even then your thighs are a bit off the seat.
The front seats are very generous, however, and finding a decent driving position is easy enough – all variants get tilt-adjust for the steering and the XL and XV get driver’s seat height adjustment. The light grey fabrics and plastics do a lot to brighten the cabin’s ambiance and there’s loads of headroom, thanks to a roofline that doesn’t drop too sharply. This sedan comes with a redesigned dashboard that comes with a lot of brushed metallic inserts along with glossy black finish on its central console. The quality of the interior plastic has been improved, which gives an up-market finish to the cabin. As far as the features are concerned, this vehicle comes with several advanced features including a rear parking camera with display on infotainment screen, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming along with steering mounted switches.
The exterior of the car is quite sleek- especially in the rear part. The car is really sporty looking and comes with bold design. There are bold lines running along the front and the side of the car’s body, which makes it stand out in terms of design. The lamps are dynamically designed and really powerful. The front grille of the car is interesting looking as well. The front grille has horizontal slats that are chrome finished as well. To start with the exteriors, it comes with a stylish new radiator grille, newly designed headlight cluster and a revamped front bumper. The top end variants are equipped with a set of Y-shaped, 12-spoke alloy wheels along with restructured ORVMs that are integrated with turn blinkers. Its rear profile has been retained, but the bumper is now fitted with a black colored protective cladding. The round shaped fog cluster lamp is really interesting looking as well. The car comes with body colored outside rear view mirrors and body handles. The alloy wheels and tubeless tyres make the car look stunning from the side. The rear side of the car is slightly curved, making it look really elegant from the rear. The tail lamp cluster is combined with the reverse light and rear turn indicator as well.
The Sunny isn’t a car that will engage the keen driver. Though it has decent body control, it simply doesn’t have the sharp steering, the grip or a combination of these and it’s certainly not a car that enjoys being hustled. The suspension system as well as the braking mechanism has also been retained. It uses independently suspended MacPherson struts up front and a non-independent torsion beam axle at the rear, with anti-roll bars at both ends. Braking is via ventilated discs in the front and drums at the rear, and steering is via an electrically assisted system. As for the ride, it is jiggly at low speeds and not very adept at handling sharp bumps, and you can feel the suspension thump through the light body. However, as you go faster, it settles down to offer a fairly flat and consistent ride. It displays good stability at speed and handling is very safe and predictable, with no nasty surprises. As a family car, meant for sedate driving, the light, extremely twirlable steering and easy controls make it a stress-free car to drive in the city.
The diesel variants are powered by a slightly tuned 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine that is now capable of producing a peak mileage in the range of 19 to 22.71 Km/pl. The Nissan Sunny comes with a 1.5 l, 4 cylinder engine. The engine is capable of generating around 100 PS of power and generates a maximum torque of 134 Nm. The power train of the car has been designed by the Japanese, which makes it really good. Power delivery is quite linear all the way to the 6500rpm redline, but isn’t as smooth or willing to be revved as, say, a 1.5-litre Honda City motor. The V- platform of the car ensures that the weight and the height performance of the car is better enhanced. The diesel variant of the car comes with a K9K engine that can produce 86 BHP of power and can generate around 200 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm.
The five-speed manual gearbox has a well-judged set of ratios, but the gearshift feels a bit notchy and there’s a fair bit of transmission whine as well. However, the clutch is light and this takes some effort off the gearshifts. All the diesel versions are available with an advanced five speed manual transmission option while the petrol version will be available with both manual and CVT automatic transmission options. The petrol versions have been equipped with a 1.5-litre power plant that is capable of developing 97.7bhp that helps in delivering a peak mileage of about 16.95 Km/pl. The K9K engine is expected to provide better performance than the petrol engine variant of the car. The car can actually go from 0-100 km/h in 15 seconds and themaximum speed is 175 km/h.
It gets quite thrashy past 5000rpm and the Sunny works best when you upshift early and use the engine’s good part-throttle responses and excellent low-rpm performance to get you to speed. It’s easy enough to maintain cruising speeds, and overtaking doesn’t require too much downshifting. On the other hand, petrol is also powered by the similar 1.5 liter naturally aspirated engine mated to a 5 speed manual or CVT AT. Nissan has reduced the mass of the engine, the chassis is made with 20 percent fewer parts. The new Sunny features a new steering wheel (borrowed from the Terrano), new Piano Black central console sporting a 5.1-inch infotainment system with built-in navigation and Bluetooth. The vehicle continues to be powered the same 1.5 liter K9K diesel mated to a five speed manual transmission.
Efficiency & Mileage Review
There are 8 different variants of Nissan Sunny, five variants in diesel engine and three variants are in petrol engine. All the variants gives good mileage but diesel variants are most fuel efficient which give a superb mileage in city and long journey.
Nissan Sunny XE Diesel (1461 cc, Diesel, Manual), gives mileage of 22.71 kmpl on highway and 18.38 kmpl in city.
Nissan Sunny XL Diesel (1461 cc, Diesel, Manual), gives mileage of 22.71 kmpl on highway and 18.38 kmpl in city.
Nissan Sunny XV Diesel (1461 cc, Diesel, Manual), gives mileage of 22.71 kmpl on highway and 18.38 kmpl in city.
Nissan Sunny XV Premium Leather (1461 cc, Diesel, Manual), gives mileage of 22.71 kmpl on highway and 18.38 kmpl in city.
Nissan Sunny XV Premium Safety (1461 cc, Diesel, Manual), gives mileage of 22.71 kmpl on highway and 18.38 kmpl in city.
The diesel model comes in five different variants all variant has just little bit price difference, according their features. The price for Nissan Sunny is starting from Rs.7.99-9.60 Lakh.
|Nissan Sunny XE Diesel||₹ 7,99,000|
|Nissan Sunny XL Diesel||₹ 8,60,000|
|Nissan Sunny XV Diesel||₹ 9,33,036|
|Nissan Sunny XV Premium Leather||₹ 9,80,130|
|Nissan Sunny XV Premium Safety||₹ 9,60,540|
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