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Nissan launches mid-size sedan Sunny

By Motortrend India Staff   |   20 September,2011

Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan’s Indian subsidiary on Tuesday launched its sedan car Sunny priced between Rs.5.75 lakh and Rs.7.68 lakh (ex-showroom).

“We are certain that Nissan Sunny will redefine the dynamics of the Sedan segment in India,” said Gilles Normand, corporate vice president, Africa, Middle East and India, Nissan Motor Co. The new car would compete with other mid-size sedans like Verna Fluidic, Ford Fiesta, Honda City, SX4 and Fiat Linea.

The company said the car would be produced at its Oragadam plant near Chennai with 85 percent localized parts.“We have been able to aggressively position it thanks to localization in excess of 85 percent, which also reiterates our commitment to India,” said Normand.

The company further said that bookings for the new sedan would be accepted from Sep 21 and the deliveries would be made in October.

“Sunny with a 16.95 km per litre of fuel economy will be available to customers across the country without any waiting period for delivery,” the company said in a statement.

The sedan is powered by a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter double overhead camshaft petrol engine, which can churn out a power of 99 PS at the rate of 6,000 rpm. The car boost of a large rear knee room for rear seat passengers, large centre armrest with cup holders in the rear seat.

The 10th generation of car launched Tuesday traces its lineage back to 1966 and till date has sold more than 16 million units in 140 countries.

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