When someone talks about Nissan Sunny, the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind the advertisement that says ‘it’s not just a car, It’s a caaar’. That’s how spacious Nissan Sunny was from the inside. Now Nissan is offering a flat discount of 1.28 lakh on the CVT equipped model of Sunny.
Nissan has taken this step to counter the poor sales of the sedan. With the introduction of new models like Maruti’s Ciaz and Honda City in the market, the sales number of Sunny sedan have gone substantially down. The Nissan Sunny CVT was sold at an ex-showroom price of 9.86 lakh earlier.
With this flat discount of Rs 1.28 lakh, the price of Nissan Sunny CVT has come down to Rs 8.58 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. What this means is that Nissan Sunny is now officially the cheapest full size automatic sedan that one can buy.
The main competition for Sunny comes in the form of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City. With this discount Sunny is even cheaper than the base models of both Ciaz and City sedans. The biggest selling point for Sunny is the interior space. It is more spacious than its competition and offers excellent legroom, a factor that makes it an ideal chauffeur-driven car.
On the inside Sunny is also feature loaded. It gets a 6.2 inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and phone mirroring features. It offers Nissan connect that gets features like geo-fencing, speed alert, curfew alert, nearby pit-stops, Locate My Car and Share My Car Location. Nissan had also launched a special edition of Sunny sedan earlier which offered features like keyless entry, push-stop-start via intelligent key, ABS+EBD, dual airbags, speed-sensing door lock and Driver Seat Belt Reminder.
Nissan Sunny comes with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is a 1.5L unit that produces 99 Bhp and 134 Nm of torque. The diesel engine is a 1.5L K9K turbocharged unit that produces 85 Bhp of power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The CVT transmission on which the offer is available is only available with petrol engine.
Nissan is unlikely to be a new version of the Sunny sedan to India as the sales for the existing model are low. Sunny is likely to be discontinued when the BS VI emission norms come into effect. Nissan has already equipped Sunny with features to meet the upcoming safety norms but there is no news on upgrading the engine to meet emission norms.