Sunny is an appreciated sedan, with bold looks and enormous space inside the cabin. However, the sedan is in need of a revamp to attract more eyes, owing to moderate sales performance. The revision package covers front fascia, noticeably the headlamps, that is made bigger and more prominent. Some minor mods are done at the rear end as well, making it look more perspicuous. Added to the refashion exercise are chrome appliqués on the bumpers and alloy wheels as well.
Interiors too get some enhancements, like centre console renovated with piano black motif and a reverse camera display as standard in place older pixelated B/W LCD display. Steering wheel gets embraced by leather and multimedia system gets bluetooth and USB input options as well. Rest of dashboard and interiors remain the same.
Under the hood, either of motors is not changed or retuned. Petrol version of Nissan Sunny will come with 1.5 litre engine that produces max. power of 97.7 bhp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 134 Nm. at 4,000 rpm. Diesel Sunny hosts a 1.5 litre mill that generates 84.8 bhp of max. power at 3,750 rpm and 200 Nm peak torque at 2,000 rpm. Both 5 speed manual transmission and CVT will be available in the facelift model.
According to the source, older Nissan Sunny (2013) gets a massive price discount ranging between Rs. 60,000 and Rs. 90,000, while 2014 Sunny with current design will get a smaller discount spanning between Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 60,000. This offer is provided in an attempt to clear existing stock. New Sunny facelift is not expected to demand more out of the wallet, as compared to ex-showroom price of older equivalent variant.
Source – Autocar India