Nissan Sunny was one of the average plays in its segment. With heavyweights like Ciaz, Verna and Honda City, it becomes difficult to emerge as a front-runner. The Sunny was last updated in 2017 where it received very light changes. Now, to tackle its rivals, the Nissan Sunny special edition has been launched in India. The special edition receives many new features and some cosmetic changes as well. However, it continues with the 1.5 Litre petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine comes mated to an X-Tronic CVT and the diesel one comes with a 5-speed manual transmission. The special edition is priced at Rs 8.48 Lakhs (ex-showroom price). It retails along with all the other variants.
Commenting on the launch of the stylish new edition of the Nissan Sunny, Hardeep Singh Brar, Director Sales, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd., “The Nissan Sunny is our flagship sedan and has enjoyed immense customer loyalty over the years. As a company that is always on the lookout for customer feedback, we are proud to present the Sunny Special Edition, an embodiment of this customer-centric product philosophy, smart technological upgrades and best-in-class spacious interiors that make it a perfect car for customers looking for a sophisticated driving experience.”
The new feature list includes a built-in 6.2’’ touchscreen AVN with Phone mirroring, Bluetooth connection, steering mounted audio controls and a USB charging slot for entertainment. For convenience, it gets keyless entry, push-button start-stop, intelligent key, and many storage options. It also gets Electric ORVMs and ‘Lead me to car’ headlamps.
Nissan Connect comes as a standard fitment on the special edition. The app gets information on geo-fencing, speed alert, curfew alert, nearby pit-stops, Locate My Car and Share My Car Location address.
Safety features onboard include dual-airbags, seat-belt reminder, speed-sensing door lock, Immobilizer, ABS + EBD, Brake Assist and Anti-theft Device with Alarm.
As the Nissan Sunny special edition is based on the mid-spec trim, it does not get many features that come on the top variant. It misses out on automatic climate control, reverse parking sensors with a camera, alloy wheels, Electric ORVMs with turn indicators and more.
Under the hood, it gets the same 1.5 Litre petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine produces around 97.6 BHP of power and 134 Nm of torque. The diesel engine churns out 84.8 BHP power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine comes mated only to X-Tronic CVT and the diesel engine only with a 5-speed manual transmission.
The pricing range of Nissan Sunny starts from Rs 6.99 Lakhs and goes up to Rs 9.55 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). It is the cheapest sedan in its segment. The Sunny puts up against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, and Skoda Rapid.
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