Nissan China will launch the ‘global sedan’ Sunny at the Guangzhou Auto Show tomorrow and here are the official images of Sunny revealed ahead of the launch. Nissan Sunny is built on ‘V’ platform (V- Versatile).
Nissan revealed a sketch of the new global sedan on October 13th. The name of this car has been rumored to be either ‘Sunny’ or ‘Versa’ or ‘Tiida’. Nissan has clarified that the new car is an altogether new model and should not to be mistaken for a Micra with a boot.
We agree with Nissan because the images clearly shows that Sunny’s exteriors have little to do with Micra, but it does resemble Teana, especially the front grille. The side profile has large glass area but the rear is disappointing and doesn’t gel well with the car’s overall design.
Globally, Nissan will launch Sunny in more than 170 countries and is planning to launch the car in India by mid-2011. Nissan Sunny will be produced by Dongfeng and Nissan for Chinese market while in India, Nissan’s Orgadam plant will manufacture ‘Sunny’.
Earlier, Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama, Managing Director & CEO, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) said, “Following the success of our first locally made car, the Nissan Micra, we are happy to reveal the first visuals of the second car to be produced in India. We are confident that the “New Global Sedan”, which is also based on the versatile ‘V’ platform, will delight the discerning Indian customers. The Nissan Sunny/Versa will be launched in India in the second half of 2011.”
In India, Nissan’s upcoming sedan would compete against the Swift Dzire, Volkswagen Vento, Honda City, Tata Indigo Manza, Fiat Linea and Toyota Etios. The expected price of Nissan Sunny is Rs. 7.5 lakhs. Stay tuned as we bring more details such as engine specification and features.