Japanese automaker Nissan is well contented with the appreciable success achieved by Nissan Micra and is busy celebrating the first anniversary of its global small car Micra. But besides the celebration part the Japanese manufacturer is also building ways to introduce Nissan Sunny sedan in the Indian market.
The company will adapt a new, India specific name for the upcoming sedan. The Sunny (used in China) and the Versa (used in the USA) cannot be used here as the Sunny name is owned by Bajaj Auto and Versa by Maruti Suzuki respectively. The Almera sounds like a cupboard to most of us, so that is ruled out too. Looks wise, the car looks bulbous from a few angles, with the boot looking like an afterthought.
Dr Andy Palmer, executive vice-president, Nissan Motor Company told Financial Chronicle, “The new sedan for the Indian market will be completely different and details about the same will be announced in the next two weeks,”.
The Nissan Micra recently completed one year in the Indian car market. The Micra is manufactured at Renault-Nissan’s facility in Orgadam, near Chennai. The upcoming V-platform sedans will also be produced at the same plant.
Nissan will disclose the name it has chosen for the car, as well as revealing key specifications of the upcoming vehicle at the media in the next couple of weeks. The specifications of the V-platform sedan are no mystery and the car will be powered by the same diesel motor that does duty in the Micra and the Mahindra Verito. Based on the famed Renault-Nissan V-platform, the Nissan Sunny Sedan is expected to borrow a few parts from the Micra for its interiors to keep costs in check.
The India bound Nissan Sunny Sedan will sit in the upper C-segment of the Indian sedan market, with the car set to take on the likes of the2011 Verna, 2011 Fiesta, City, Vento and SX4. The Nissan Sunny Sedan’s major selling point could be its opulent back seat, which could prove to be very popular with folks who’d like to be chauffeured around.
Also see – Nissan Sunny scheduled for December 2011