Snapshot: Nissan India will showcase the facelifted version of one of its best selling cars in the Indian market, the Sunny C-segment sedan, at its 2014 Indian Auto Expo. The facelifted Sunny sedan has already been launched in Thailand and is due for launch in India soon.
The facelifted Nissan Sunny sedan gets a bunch of cosmetic changes, both on the outside and inside. The front grille and bumper are new items on the facelifted car while the headlamps get more angular lines, a departure from the curvy design of the current version.
The rear of the car sees a re-profiled bumper while the alloy wheel design gets a refresh too. In a nutshell, the Sunny Facelift gets a refreshed look while retaining the character of the current version’s “stretched”, limousine like design famed for its spacious back seat.
On the inside, Nissan has given the facelifted car’s dashboard a makeover, replete with a revamped center console. The infotainment unit in the car gets a 6.1 inch DVD touch screen unit with the re-designed center console getting a Piano Black finish.
The steering wheel is also a new item. In the Thai market, Nissan has revised prices of the Sunny Facelift upwards. A similar approach is likely in the Indian car market as well, given the additional kit added to the car in the form of the new infotainment module.
Mechanically, the facelifted Nissan Sunny sedan is likely to continue unchanged with petrol (1.5 liter HR15DE 99 Bhp-134 Nm) and turbo diesel (1.5 liter K9K 85 Bhp-200 Nm) engines. A 5 speed manual gearbox is standard across both engine options while the petrol engined model can also be specified with a CVT automatic gearbox.
Until the launch of the Terrano SUV last year, the Sunny was Nissan India’s best selling product. In the last year or so, sales of the Sunny sedan – which started off quite strongly – have tapered down. Nissan India will be hoping that the facelifted model adds some much-needed zing to the Sunny sedan’s sales.