The Nissan Sunny is all set for its official launch tomorrow (September 20), at a price range between Rs. 6 – 8 lakh range. Here’s a closer look at the car’s looks and features that make it an attractive family sedan.
With the indicative Sunny pricing, it is evident that Nissan wants to pitch this car somewhere between an entry-level sedan like the Etios and a popular, more expensive option like the Hyundai Verna.
Nissan’s focus has been on looks and comfort, along with not-so premium pricing. And does not seem to be pitching to those who want great performance (the City, Fiesta and Verna buyers). Read out Nissan Sunny first drive story here.
Let’s take a closer look at the features Nissan Sunny is focused on.
Good looks: The Sunny has a cute looking front end, with its curvy eye-like headlamps and chrome grille. The Nissan logo at the centre of the grille seems to be suspended in mid-air when seen from afar thanks to the black slats of the grille. The bumpers house small round fog lamps and add a bit of muscle to the car’s front.
Lengthy side profile: The Sunny is 4,425 mm long and its length is accentuated by a strong character line starts from the front and goes all the way to the back of the car. The Sunny gets chrome door handles on the XL and XV models which add to its elegant appearance. It has a sloping coupe like roof line that gives the car a unique character.
Classy rear: The rear of the Sunny makes its width quite evident (1,695 mm). The tail lamps are triangular. They look sleek thanks to the combination of the red brake lights and clear white reverse lamp. Nissan has spared the boot by not dousing it in chrome and the body coloured slat above the number plate looks good.
Spacious Interiors: Space is something the Sunny is big on. It has loads of space on the inside, especially in the back seats.
Even with a six foot tall person in the driving seat, there is more than enough legroom at the rear. Headroom too is ample and until you sit straight up, the roof will not touch your head. The Sunny even has a rear comfort fan.
Cool features: The Sunny also has its share of interesting features. It has a smart key with trunk release function, a start-stop button (only on the top end variant), a multi-information display, automatic climate control, steering mounted audio controls.
Safety features: The Sunny also comes with essential safety features like SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) airbags, ABS with EBD (electronic brake force distribution) and BA (Brake assist). It also comes with an engine immobilizer door ajar warning, speed sensing door locks and an anti theft alarm system.
Boot Space: The Nissan Sunny has a spacious 490 litre boot which will gobble most of your luggage with ease. It also has a boot lamp to help you put things in or take them out of the trunk at night. Also see our video review of the Nissan Sunny.
In all, as the CarToq video review points out, the Nissan Sunny is a strong family sedan proposition. It is good looking, offers lots of seating and luggage space, and not really focused on performance driving. What do you think?