The Japanese auto major had launched the Nissan Sunny sedan in all petrol variant only few months back surprising many at the most economic price of Rs 5.78 lakh. Now, the market experts feel that Nissan Sunny diesel might be powered by the same Micra diesel engine sourced by Renault.
With the diesel engine on sale this number could certainly see a bigger jump. The Sunny is still far behind the segment leaders: Honda City and VW Vento, but the diesel engine will surely help to bridge the gap. The company has no plans of launching the car this month and even more surprising is the fact that it will not be launched during the 2012 Auto Expo as well. In fact the company might reveal the car by late January or in February 2012.
Technical specifications of Nissan Sunny Diesel variant –
- Fuel Type: Diesel DCi
- Engine Capacity: 1461 CC
- Max Power: 86 BHP @ 3750 RPM
- Max Torque: 200 Nm @ 2000 RPM
- No of Cylinders: 4
- Camshaft: SOHC
- Turbocharger: Fixed Geometry Turbocharger
The price would be somewhat 75-80,000 more than the petrol variant and will once again feature Micra’s retuned suspension. That said, Nissan Sunny now stands to be one of the cheapest sedan in the C segment cars and Nissan India will not push the Nissan Sunny diesel price high as well. All in all, the diesel driven Nissan Sunny might also be considered as a good value proposition in future.
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