Nissan Sunny complete details revealed

Nissan Sunny

Nissan will launch the Sunny on the 20th of September, 2011, at the time when the company will have 50 dealerships across the country. It definitely has the potential to give its competition a good fight. What we don’t know however, at this time, is the price. We expect the car to be priced between Rs 7-8.5 lakh.

It is based on Nissan’s V platform, the same one that underpins the Micra. However, the Sunny is no Micra with a boot slapped on and as you can see, it gets completely new styling The Sunny’s long, flowing lines, interesting headlights and elaborate rear section means it resembles the far more expensive Teana from some angles, and this is a good thing.

On the inside, the Sunny’s dashboard resembles the Micra, with the differences lying in the upper part of the centre console, the audio system (on this XV variant) and the dials. However, the area around the glovebox, the climate control system, the door handles and the door pads are from the hatch. The front seats are comfortable and the beige cabin (base variants get all-black interiors) goes a long way in making this cabin a pleasing and un-intimidating place to be. Quality is decent and fit-and –finish is a lot better than the Etios. What is truly fantastic about the Sunny is the sheer space inside. With a wheelbase that’s 150mm more than the Micra, there’s tremendous legroom at the rear, even with the front seats fully extended rearward. That said, thigh support is compromised as the seat base is low, so long journeys will have you stretching your legs out trying to find as much support as you can. Rear passengers get a dedicated fan that helps circulate cool air blowing out of the front air-con vents faster.

At its launch, the Sunny will feature a 1.5-litre petrol engine which is expected to deliver a mileage of 16.95 KMPL and is 22 % better in terms of fuel economy that the ongoing 1.6 Litre petrol engine in China and USA. The point why the brand had to come up with a new engine, named as HR15DE, is that the number of price revisions on fuel here in India will affect the running cost of the car and hence a newer engine was a good choice.

The Sunny is handicapped by having only a petrol option, especially as its key rivals have diesel engines. There is a Sunny diesel on the cards and it will, unsurprisingly, feature the 1.5-litre dCi motor from the Micra. Nissan is not saying when though.  Otherwise, the Sunny comes across as a sensible car, one that certainly has a lot of potential. We hope the price is right.

3 Variants available in Nissan Sunny Petrol –

  • Nissan Sunny XE
  • Nissan Sunny XL
  • Nissan Sunny XV

Features of Nissan Sunny Petrol –

  • Body Coloured Bumpers
  • Roof Antenna
  • Alloy Wheels(XV Only)
  • Rear Defogger
  • Electrically Folding Outside Mirror(XV)
  • Electrically Adjustable Outside Mirror
  • Drive Computer
  • Tachometer
  • Integrated Audio system with 4 speakers and AUD-in support
  • Chrome plated inside door handles
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Steering tilt adjustment
  • Manual AC with Filter – XE only
  • Auto AC with filter – XL and XV
  • Rear Comfort Fan(Specifically for Indian model)
  • Driver Power Window with Auto down and Anti-Pinch Function
  • Boot Lamp
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition (XV only)

Safety Features Include

  • ABS + EBD + Brake Asset
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Driver airbag(All models)
  • Front Passenger airbag(XL and XV only)
  • Anti Theft Device with alarm(XL and XV)
  • Front Fog lamps(XV)
  • Door Ajar warning
  • Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock(XL and XV)

Technical Specification of Nissan Sunny Petrol –


  • Type – DOHC 16 Valves, 4 Cylinder
  • Displacement(cc) – 1498
  • Maximum Power – 99 PS @ 6000 RPM
  • Maximum Torque – 134 Nm @ 4000 RPM
  • Transmission – 5 Speed Manual
  • ARAI Certified Mileage of 16.95 KMPL


  • Overall Length – 4425 mm
  • Overall Width – 1695 mm
  • Overall Height – 1505 mm
  • Overall Wheelbase – 2600 mm


  • Front – Ventilated Discs
  • Rear – Drum


  • XE and XL models – 180/70 14 Inch Tyres
  • XV Top end model – 180/65 15 Inch Tyres


6 Shades available in Nissan Sunny Petrol –

  • Bronze Grey
  • Blade Silver
  • Storm White
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Onyx Black
  • Brick Red

Also see – Nissan confirmed Sunny name for its sedan in India