Nissan Sunny Review

By Nishanth   |  October 31, 2013


The brand new Nissan Sunny is a stylish, spacious and feature packed mid-sized sedan available at an attractive price starting with Rs. 5,78,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi). It is available in five different variants - XE, XL, XV, XL Diesel and XV Diesel which offer luxury and comfort found in premium sedans. The five-passenger SUNNY is manufactured on the consummate V-platform (V stands for versatile) and delivers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 16.95 kmpl (Petrol) and 21.64 kmpl (Diesel).

The Sunny was launched at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China last year and received the 'Best World Premier' award. It competes with models like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Swift Dzire, Tata Indigo Manza, Ford Fiesta in the Indian car market.

Nissan Sunny Review

Nissan Sunny Performance Review

Powertrain & Performance

A modern 4-cylinder 1.5-litre double overhead camshaft 16 valve 1498 cc petrol engine churns out 98 bhp @ 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 134 Nm @ 4000 rpm in the all-new Sunny. And the 1.5-litre diesel engine pumps out 84.8 bhp @ 3750 rpm. This efficient engine is teamed with a smooth-shifting five-speed manual transmission. The SUNNY has independent front end by MacPherson struts with coil springs that deliver a truly comfortable ride, while a compact torsion beam rear axle has minimises intrusion into the luggage area. It offers a trunk space of 490 litres. The fuel tank can store 41 litres of petrol.

Nissan Sunny Build, Styling Review

Build & Styling

The Nissan Sunny is a sophisticated, modern sedan with sleek and dynamic proportions (Drag coefficient is just 0.318). It is available in Bronze Grey, Blade Silver, Storm White, Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black and Brick Red colours.

Nissan's signature grille, jewel-like headlights, body coloured bumpers, wide opening doors, muscular haunches, roof antenna, green tinted glass, stylish curves and a neat rear spoiler are the highlights of the exterior. The XL and XV are equipped with body coloured outside door mirrors, chrome plated outside door handle and radiator grille, rear defroster and electrically adjustable mirror.

The spacious interior offers the best in class knee room and offers premium comfort to rear seat passengers. The centre armrest is large and has cup holders too. The fine vision meters provide crystal clear readability at a single glance. The automatic air conditioning in XL and XL trims keep the interior at a desired temperature. The standard features include drive computer, tachometer, a CD/MP3 player with four speakers, digital clock, electric power steering and manual AC with filter. The XL and XV have steering wheel mounted audio controls, central door lock, rear comfort fan and driver side front window with auto down and anti-pinch function.

Nissan has left no stone unturned to ensure that SUNNY provides high levels of active and passive safety and advanced features. Anti-Lock Breaking System (ABS), Electronic Break-force Distribution (EBD), Break Assist (BA), engine immobiliser and airbags are among the standard safety equipment.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    Manual/auto AC with filter. Steering wheel mounted audio controls. Larger trunk space.
  • Cons

    The car is underpowered and sluggish.