CarToq Exclusive – Nissan Sunny Facelift weeks away from launch

Having got the Datsun Go’s high profile launch out of the way, Nissan India is now getting down to business for Brand Nissan. The Japanese car maker’s first major launch for 2014 will be the Sunny Facelift. The facelifted Sunny C-Segment sedan was showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo and CarToq can confirm for a fact that the facelifted sedan is due for a launch in the next few weeks. According to CarToq sources, the car is likely to reach Nissan’s showrooms across the country by the end of this month.

Nissan Sunny Sedan Facelift Image
Nissan Sunny Sedan (Known as Almera in ASEAN markets) Facelift

 

The facelifted Sunny will feature a new grille up front, reflecting Nissan’s new global design language. Over the next few months, every product in Nissan’s range, in India and abroad, will feature the new grille design, to reflect the Japanese automaker’s new design philosophy. The car gets a new front bumper, chrome inserts for the fog lamps, wing mirrors with integrated turn indicators, chrome window linings and Y-Spoke alloy wheels as a part of the facelift. At the rear, the car remains unchanged save for a mildly facelifted bumper.

On the inside, the steering wheel gets leather wrapped and revised audio controls. Satin accents find their way to the steering and gear knob. Chrome inserts make their way onto the AC vents and the parking brake while the center console gets a piano black finish, along with a revised infotainment module. Known for a spacious rear seat on the back of its stretched wheelbase design, the Sunny C-Segment sedan is a good car to be chauffeured in. The rear AC venting is one such measure to make life more comfortable for the occupants of the rear seat.

Under the hood, the Sunny remains unchanged mechanically. The 1.5 liter-4 cylinder petrol engine, good for 99 Bhp-134 Nm, is carried over, and is mated to two gearbox options, a 5 speed manual and a CVT automatic. The diesel powered variants of the Sunny are powered by the 1.5 liter K9K turbo diesel engine (85 Bhp-200 Nm) that is mated to a five speed manual gearbox. The Sunny’s top end variants get four airbags (Driver, Passenger and Side) and ABS+EBD as standard safety features.