Nissan Sunny facelift, Friend-Me Concept displayed at Auto Expo
Nissan Sunny facelift gets a number of safety features which include ABS and EBD along with brake assist as standard features. Its top end variants also get front and side airbags. Exteriors of the new Sunny sport a larger grille, restyled bumpers and chrome accents around fog lamps and a central airdam. The new Sunny also receives auto folding door mirrors and sits on new 15” wheels.
Engine options include a 1.5 liter petrol engine belting out 99 ps peak power while a 1.5 liter K9K diesel engine is also offered with peak power of 89 ps. It is this diesel engine that is also seen on board the Evalia, Micra and Logan. No prices have been announced as on date, nor did they mention a launch date.
Nissan also showcased its Friend-Me Concept at the 2014 Auto Expo. This concept looks sporty due to its new roofline and huge alloy wheels. It is muscular in appearance and aggressive in stance and is an instant appeal to buyers in the younger generation. Nissan Friend-Me concept is powered by PureDrive hybrid powertrain which includes a 2.0 liter petrol engine in combination with an electric motor.
Interiors of the Friend Me Concept features four individual lounge style seats designed for maximum comfort and enhanced safety of occupants. For more information, scroll through the press release below.
NEW NISSAN SUNNY TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT THE 2014 DELHI AUTO EXPO
· Premium and dynamic New Nissan Sunny unveiled
· Nissan Friend-Me Concept gives a glimpse of sedans of the future
· Race-going GT-R GT500 thrills expo crowds
· Nissan Terrano showcased with host of accessories
· Nissan’s complete Indian-built product portfolio on display
· Nissan GT Academy debuts in India
NEW DELHI, India (February 6, 2014) – Nissan showcases the strength and depth of its entire Indian line-up at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo – headlined by the national debut of the New Nissan Sunny.
The stunning Friend Me concept also makes its first appearance in India at the country’s premier motor show alongside the mighty GT-R GT500 race car which competes in Japan’s prestigious Super GT Championship.
The rest of the Nissan stand embodies the brand’s promise of providing innovation and excitement for everyone and highlights Nissan’s commitment to India through its extensive model range spanning the hatchback, sedan, MUV and SUV segments.
This is showcased at the Expo by Nissan’s entire family of ‘made in India’ models including Micra and Micra Active hatchbacks, Evalia MUV and Terrano Compact SUV.
In addition to the vehicles, the show also sees Nissan introduce the ground-breaking ‘Nissan GT Academy’ to India. GT academy gives gamers a once in a lifetime opportunity to become real-world racing drivers by competing on racing simulators.
Nissan also continues to raise awareness of road safety in India at the show through the Nissan Safety Driving Forum (NSDF) open air display. Here visitors can experience the benefits of important safety technologies like seat belts, airbags and Anti-locking Braking System through specially designed simulators.
Nissan at Delhi Auto Expo: at a glance
With innovative design changes, best in class space and luxurious interiors, the New Nissan Sunny redefines the already popular midsize sedan. New Sunny features a fresh new face courtesy sporty boomerang-shaped headlamps and a bolder front grille. Generous premium chrome embellishments provide an up-market feel to the New Sunny.
Interiors get a complete refresh with premium piano black finish and chrome inserts on the center console, all-new leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob as well as premium audio system with Bluetooth connectivity. Ergonomic integrated audio controls add to the convenience while leather seats enliven the cabin with an air of luxury.
The innovative new Friend-Me Concept channels Nissan’s passion for design excitement and originality into a concept that explores the possibilities for a next-generation saloon. Making its Indian debut at the Delhi Auto Expo, Friend-Me combines sporty and dynamic new design features with a cabin that showcases Nissan’s latest vision of in-car technology and entertainment.
Despite its futuristic feel, Friend-Me is designed and engineered to be accessible to all. Even the most innovative features showcased on Friend-Me enjoy a link to production reality, and deliver a tempting vision of what buyers can expect from the future.
The GT-R GT500 is at the very pinnacle of performance and showcases Nissan’s prowess in race-winning engineering and technology. This specially developed race version GT-R competes in Japan’s coveted Super GT Series in the GT500 class. The car is powered by a 3.4-litre V8 engine and features the best in racing design and aerodynamics. Just one example includes the rear wing and fender which employ a special “Shark Tooth”-shaped design, which reduces drag while maintaining downforce.
The Nissan Terrano premium compact SUV adds its powerful presence to the Nissan stand at the Delhi Auto Expo. Terrano takes styling cues from the legendary Nissan Pathfinder and Patrol SUVs and translates them into a rugged yet stylish compact SUV, perfect to be driven everyday and everywhere. Nissan showcases the host of accessories for customers to personalize their Terrano.
Based on the top-of-the-line Terrano XV Premium, the wide-ranging and stylish accessory package adds elements like roof spoiler, integrated LED blinkers on rearview mirrors, door visors and LED kicking plate. Functional and convenience features like side step, tailgate entry guard, mudguard and reverse camera will also be available to order. Buyers will also be able to specify a 2-din multimedia audio system and navigation unit.
New Evalia makes a strong and smart statement with its distinctive Nissan styling, unrivalled spaciousness and flexibility, outstanding drive quality and also boasts a fuel economy significantly better than any of its rivals. The updated Evalia gets sliding windows on the middle row, sliding/reclining captain seats in the middle row and 15-inch alloy wheels in the top of the line XV variant.
New Evalia also benefits from a refresh on the inside with wood trim cluster, new map lamps for 3rd row passengers and better fitting carpets. It retains features like the 2nd row AC blower, in-dash 2-din audio system with USB connectivity, rear wiper and defogger, anti-glare internal rear view mirror, front row assist grip and glove box lid.
Exterior changes include a new front grille and chrome finisher on the tailgate. The changes come as a part of Nissan’s customer centric approach and the brand’s endeavour to constantly improve its products by incorporating customer feedback.
Micra is a robust, dynamic, advanced hatchback with cutting edge technology, offering spacious interiors and premium features. It comes loaded with user friendly technology and safety features for a superior and safe driving experience. Micra now also offers the convenience of a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox. It’s the first in segment technology for better fuel efficiency and smooth city driving experience, more convenient as compared to a normal automatic transmission.
Micra makes an aggressive statement with the redesigned front and rear. The car now gets a sculpted bonnet and front bumper with signature V-shaped chrome grille. Front fog lamps with a thick chrome finish add to the premium appeal. The rear too gets a redesigned bumper with a lip finisher and bright LED tail lamps as well as high mounted LED stop lamp – a segment first. New attractive diamond shape 8-spoke alloy wheels complete New Micra’s bold statement..
The upgrades continue to the interiors, which get an all-new centre console with piano black finish and silver accents for a premium feel. The overall ambience is an ultra-spacious cabin with excellent legroom and headroom to accommodate five adults comfortably. The roomy interior space is further enhanced by silver finished door trims, redesigned seats with new premium upholstery, 2-din music system with USB and AUX capability, steering mounted controls, rear view camera and Bluetooth connectivity, amongst other features..
Micra Active is the perfect hatchback for customers seeking an economical car without compromising on quality, fuel efficiency, styling and spacious interiors. It offers a rewarding ownership experience with high fuel efficiency and low maintenance cost. Micra Active features a sporty exterior design – thanks to the redesigned front bumper – and lively, roomy interiors. Micra Active’s competitive price has been achieved by optimizing its design and features, making the car more accessible for first time buyers.
About Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd.
Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL) is a 100% subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Japan. The company was incorporated in 2005 and offers innovative and exciting products across hatchback, MUV, SUV and sedan segments in India. Nissan, together with its global alliance partner Renault, established a manufacturing plant and a Research & Development Centre near Chennai.
Nissan Motor Company operates a portfolio of two brands in India – Nissan and Datsun. Nissan has partnered Hover Automotive India Pvt. Ltd. for the distribution, sales and service of vehicles under the Nissan brand. Datsun products will be sold directly through Nissan Motor in India (NMIPL). Nissan registered sales of 36,975 units in India in the 2012 Financial Year. For more information, visit www.nissan.in.