2013 Nissan Sunny facelift on the cards, alongside entry-level Active model

All-new 2013 Nissan Sunny facelift (Rendered picture)

All-new 2013 Nissan Sunny facelift (Rendered picture)

Japanese car maker, Nissan India has just given a mid-life facelift to its hatch, the Micra. Alongside also introduced, the entry level B-segment hatchback space by re-positioning the outgoing Micra as the cut-price Micra Active model. Now folks at Overdrive report, a similar strategy could be in place for the Sunny sedan too, but when they asked Nissan officials chose not to comment.

Apart from the Sunny facelift Nissan will soon bring the Evalia facelift and Terrano to India. The Sunny is Nissan’s best-selling car model in India and one that’s steadily losing sales to rivals by a Whopping 50%, reason for the lack of sales in the boring design of Sunny. Thus, the company will adopt new design treatment from the updated Micra.

The Sunny facelift gets sharper looking headlamps, a more aggressive grille and bumper job, and more chrome accents similar to what we have already witnessed on the 2013 Micra. On the rear also tail lamps and bumper will be updated. Nissan will give a new design for the alloy wheels too. On the inside, expect the car to get an additional glovebox in the top of the line model and plastic quality too will be improved.

To bring in more sales Nissan will also introduce cut-price version of the Sunny like the Micra Active. The Sunny Active would be priced bang on in the Dzire Tour territory and would get lesser features, smaller wheels and a detuned petrol engine for more efficiency. Base variants comes with AC and power steering, all other bells and whistles will be taken out.

Mechanically, the Sunny will remain unchanged. It will continue to sport 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, both coupled with manual transmissions. The petrol in the top of the line XV trim will also be available with a CVT transmission. The trim levels will be tweaked slightly as well. So far nothing official about the Sunny facelift and Sunny Active revealed, but expect the refreshed Sunny line-up to arrive during this festive season.


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