Nissan Sunny Performance & Test Drive

Nissan Sunny Overview

Nissan Sunny has been on sale in the Indian market since 2011 and is doing fairly well in the subcontinent. Offering one of the most refined engines, sleek outer design, excellent driving dynamics and features, Nissan Sunny marks a distinction in its class. In 2017, Sunny was launched with some minor tweaks inside and out to make it more appealing to the buyers. Recently, the company has introduced the refreshed version of the Sunny in the market. Its 2017 facelift has been given a price cut for better sales. It now comes with minor interior and exterior updates but the specifications remain the same. View offers on Nissan Cars from Nissan dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

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Nissan Sunny Style

At a glance, the Nissan Sunny is not a showstopper, but it certainly makes you want to give it a second look and take note of the changes. The front grille is bigger and more in-your-face than before, as is the bumper with its larger and more prominent air vents. The fog lamp area comes with a chrome streak, which gives it a pseudo LED feel. Cheap thrills, yes, but it doesn’t look bad at all. The Nissan Sunny now has a more premium sedan presence thanks to the re-shaped tear drop headlights adding to its chiselled looks.At the rear, the lamps remain more or less the same, while the wraparound bumper and chunky chrome band above the number plate adds panache. Nissan has garnished the Nissan Sunny with more bling features, like the ORVMs with turning indicators and new 15-inch alloy wheels that are available on the top-of-the-line diesel variant.

Nissan Sunny Space

The 2017 Sunny sees changes in the cabin too, with a new steering wheel that houses the music system and Bluetooth controls. The Micra-derived centre console is now in premium-looking piano black, and features a reverse camera display in the top-of-the-line variants. These top models (available only in diesel) also get an engine start-stop button, rear AC vents, rear reading lamps, leather upholstery and leather wrap for the steering wheel and shifter with the Premium Pack 1, and a side airbags upgrade with the Premium Pack 2. The brilliantly spacious sedan will continue to make good friends with six-footers with best-in-segment legroom and oodles of headroom, so beware Honda City and Hyundai Verna!

Nissan Sunny Engine

Mechanically, the car continues to sport the same diesel and petrol engines. The petrol engine is the 1.5L 4-cylinder HR15 unit that produces 99PS of power and 134Nm of max torque. The engine comes with the option of either 5-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission. The powertrain as usual gives effortless performance and responsive as soon as you press the accelerator. The engine is perfect for cruising in and around the city. The automatic CVT gives a rubber band effect with the engine straining and giving out loud noise until it synchronizes well with the transmission. On the contrary, the diesel engine is tuned differently this time around. The 1.5L 4-cylinder K9K dCi motor makes 86PS of power and 200Nm of max torque, paired to 5-speed manual transmission. The engine shows minimal lag in the urban areas and pulls up well from low speeds. Though there is lack of spike in power one generally associates the diesel engine with, however, the motor is refined.

Nissan Sunny Driving

The excellent ride and handling is one of the virtues of owning this car, thanks to the long wheelbase. The suspension setup has been tweaked especially for the Indian road conditions. This results in a perfect balance of ride and handling struck by the Japanese carmaker. And if combined with the seating space at the rear, the car just hits the sweet spot in terms of comfort. At the back, the passengers will not feel any bounciness or extreme vertical movements. The suspension set-up is mature and offers composed ride at moderate city speeds and even at triple digit speeds, right to some extent. The potholes and bumps are immersed without any bounce, twitch or sharp blows. The handling on the other hand, is also predictable and the car feels planted even on the faster curves.

Nissan Sunny 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 Cost in Hyderabad

Nissan Sunny Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 6,97,988/- (Sunny XE Petrol) to 9,50,497/- (Sunny XV Diesel). Get best offers for Nissan Sunny from Nissan Dealers in Hyderabad. Check for Sunny price in Hyderabad at Carzprice

Nissan Sunny Conclusion

The Nissan Sunny has many things going for it, especially now since it looks quite contemporary, and has unbeatable cabin space with spruced up interiors and equipment.Even if it does get a slight increase in price, it’ll still be an affordable buy that offers a lot of car (or should I say ‘caaaaarr’) for the money.Our time with the refreshed Sunny revealed that the updated car is set to remain an attractive proposition for those requiring a comfortable, easy-to-drive, and uber-spacious sedan. The new tweaks have brought the car up to date, and made it an even better chauffeur-driven option than before so it will be well worth the expected 40-50K hike in price when it is launched next month. It had been a busy 24 hours with the 2014 Sunny. And oh man, beautiful Andaman…

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