The weather was not really Sunny for Nissan Sunny when it was discontinued in 2020. We will tell you further what happened that led to its discontinuation. But before that a bit about Nissan Sunny. Sunny was the Japanese Automobile manufacturer- Nissan’s second made-in-India car. Sunny was a mid-size sedan car with a powerful engine at an affordable price. But there are just so many factors that determine if a car will capture people’s hearts or not. Some of these factors such as rules and standards were the biggest hurdle for Sunny car.
Read on to know all about Nissan Sunny’s History, prices, safety standards, and other specifications.
History of Nissan Sunny
Nissan Sunny was launched in 2011 as a mid-size sedan family car. In its decade-old performance, Nissan Sunny had to compete with Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Skoda Rapid TSI, Hyundai i20, Hyundai Verna, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Vento, Honda All New City, and Tata Altroz. Sunny is available in 10 variants out of which two are automatic.
Nissan launched the tenth generation Sunny in India. It was a bigger alternative to famous sedans like Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Tata Zest.
After ten years of its launch, in 2020, Sunny was discontinued. It also happened because Nissan did not introduce any changes in Sunny for seven years. This made Sunny another one of the average cars in the market with an average look. In short, it fell out of the competition in the Indian market.
Prices of Nissan Sunny
Nissan prices of Sunny 2011 aggressively to attract buyers. The price of the Sunny started at prices 7.07 lakhs. The Sunny petrol variant prices ranged between ₹ 7.07 Lakh to ₹ 10.89 Lakh. On the other hand, the Sunny diesel variant prices ranged between ₹ 8.61 Lakh – ₹ 10.89 Lakh.
Design of Nissan Sunny
The exterior design of Nissan Sunny was based on Nissan’s V-platform. The front has big headlamps, fog lamps, and a Teana-inspired chrome-plated radiator grille. The side and rear profiles have rather clean and simple designs. Also, it features chrome door handles and a sharp shoulder line. The rear profile also features stretched tail lamps, a steeply raked windshield with a body-coloured bumper. The design was dynamic and gave a sleek look to the Sunny car.
Sunny’s spacious interior cabin is one of the biggest highlights of this car, especially for the rear passengers. Further, it has a beige-toned dashboard and piano black centre console. Also, it features leather upholstered seats with a decent level of comfort and several infotainment options to choose from. So, the ride is not just smooth but full of fun.
When it comes to style, the cabin is rather simple and not to the liking of people who want stylish cabins. Further, it has steering mounted controls, twin-pod instrument cluster which displays the necessary information like trip reading, fuel left to empty, etc. It also featured an integrated music system with four speakers, an Aux-in port, along with the circular A/C vents.
Engine and Performance of Nissan Sunny
The Nissan Sunny came in both petrol and diesel variants. It had a 1.5L 4-cylinder In-line HR15 petrol engine with a maximum power of 99 ps and maximum torque of 134 Nm. Further, the diesel variant is equipped with a K9K 1.5L 4-cylinder, 8 valves SOHC engine that gives a maximum power of 86 ps and a torque of 200 Nm.
Moreover, both the diesel and petrol variants come with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox.
Further, it features McPherson Strut suspension in the front and Torsion Beam Axle suspension at the rear. The front brakes are ventilated disc-type and the rear brakes are drum-type.
Furthermore, the petrol variant gives a mileage of approximately 16.95 kmpl and the diesel variant gives a mileage of 17.50 kmpl as per the ARAI norms.
Nissan Sunny also features the twin-pod instrument cluster displaying necessary information like average, distance to empty (fuel tank), outdoor temperature, and a lot more. In addition to this, the infotainment and other features also include automatic temperature control, electrically adjustable ORVMs, auxiliary and USB ports, and spacious boot space.
The standard safety features of Nissan Sunny are:
- Engine immobilizer
- driver airbag
- front passenger airbag
- ABS with EBD
- brake assist
- Power door lock
- Child Safety Locks
- speed sensing auto door lock
- side airbags
- front fog lamps
The advanced safety features include- Dual Horn, Headlight On Warning Lamp, and Key Remove Warning Lamp so you don’t miss out on using any safety feature when driving.
Nissan discontinued Sunny in 2020 owing to low sales, the engine not being upgraded to meet BS6 norms, and the shutting down of K9K diesel engine production by Nissan.
It is a decade-old car and has been in competition in the Indian automobile market for a long time. Also, Nissan will launch its Sunny 2020 model in India with better features and at an expected base price of Rs. 8.50 lakhs.
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