Nissan have been working on the next-generation of their sedan, the Sunny for quite a while now. The new, third-generation (N18) Nissan Sunny, sold at the Versa in global markets, has been unveiled at the Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival ahead of its appearance at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).
As per reports, the next-generation Sunny will be based on the Nissan Lannia sold in the Chinese Market. The Lannia is a profitable vehicle for Nissan in China ever since its launch there in 2015. Design wise, the Lannia has a floating roof line and carries forward Nissan’s trademark V-motion grille.
Coming back to the Sunny, Nissan will dimensionally position it the same as the current model. This is in order to keep it as a spacious alternative in its segment. While space has always been its USP in India, the interior has received mixed response from people.
To rectify that, Nissan will give the next generation Sunny a more attractive interior, soured from the globally available Micra. It will come with features like LED headlamps and tail lamps, a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system, automatic climate control, cruise control and so on. On the safety friend, the next generation Sunny will come with dual airbags, ABS with EBS, Blind spot assist and Lane keeping assist.
The Japanese car maker is expected to price the next-generation Sunny aggressively in order to make a mark in the segment. At present, the Renault-Nissan Alliance here will yield the CMF-A and the CMF-A+ platform. These platforms will be cost effective, with some focus given on weight distribution.
All that said, Nissan is yet to make an announcement about the next-gen Sunny’s launch in India. However, if and when the model does make it here, it is expected to be priced from Rs. 9 lakh and going all the way to the Rs. 12 lakh mark. When launched, it will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Toyota Yaris.
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