The 2014 Nissan Sunny sedan facelift will be launched in India on the 3rd of July. The facelifted version of the car is not a mere nip and tuck job but rather one that has been engineered after extensive car buyer feedback. From improved noise, vibration and harshness levels and better quality materials used on the interiors, the 2014 Sunny Facelift also seen improved fuel efficiency and a host of additional features.
The car will continue to be offered with two, 1.5 liter-4 cylinder engine options – the HR15DE petrol and the K9K turbo diesel motors. The petrol motor outputs 98 Bhp-134 Nm on the 5 speed manual gearbox equipped variant and 100 Bhp-134 Nm on the CVT automatic transmission equipped variants while the turbo diesel engine is good for 85 Bhp-200 Nm. The Sunny’s diesel engine gets a tweaked ECU that results in an ARAI certified 22.7 Kmpl fuel efficiency, an improvement from the pre-facelift model’s 21.64 Kmpl.
In terms of design revisions, the Sunny gets a revised front end with copious amounts of chrome, raked headlamps, a new bumper and fog lamps. The rear of the car sees additional chrome detailing and a reprofiled bumper. The interiors see a revised dashboard, re-upholstered seats and a piano black finish for the center console. The instrumentation console has been revised and a USB port+AUX input has been added.
The Sunny is a relaxed mile muncher with a focus on back seat comfort. Click here to rear CarToq’s first drive review of the facelifted Nissan Sunny. The car comes at a time when Nissan is facing slow sales in India. Keen pricing is something that Nissan India needs to consider in order to make the Sunny Facelift a sales success, especially since Ford has priced the recently launched, facelifted 2014 Fiesta extremely competitively.