Nissan Sunny has been around in the market for a while now, but the mid-size sedan does not get much attention. Nissan has announced around 17% price drop on all the variants of the Sunny effective from April 20th, 2017. The sedan will now carry a price tag of Rs. 6.99 lakh for the base petrol manual version while the CVT version is priced at Rs. 8.99 lakh, making it the cheapest automatic sedan in the segment.
Previously, the Sunny range started at Rs. 7.97 lakh for the base petrol trim, which means the effective price reduction is close to Rs. 1 lakh. The biggest price cut is for the automatic version, which has received a price cut of almost Rs. 2 lakh. The Sunny boasts of most spacious interiors in the segment and best in class rear leg room.
There have been no other changes done to the vehicle. The sedan is powered by two engine options – a 1,461 cc diesel engine that produces a maximum of 85 BHP and 200 Nm of torque. The petrol engine is a 1.5-litre engine that produces a maximum of 98 BHP and 134 Nm. The automatic version is only available with the petrol engine option.
Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) said, “Nissan always strives to offer innovative products to our customers with a compelling and competitive value proposition. The Nissan Sunny is our flagship sedan which we proudly “Make in India” at our Oragadam Plant in Chennai. Local production of this car enables significantly lower costs, and this helps serve our customers faster with global levels of quality products. We pass on these benefits to our customers with very competitive prices for the Nissan Sunny, our popular premium sedan.”
The price reduction will put the car much closer to the compact sedan segment that includes vehicles like Ford Figo Aspire, Maruti Suzuki DZire, Hyundai Xcent and Volkswagen Ameo. Nissan has also discontinued the XL variant of the automatic variant, and now only the XV automatic is available.