Nissan unveils Sunny sedan; Comes to India next year

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Nissan Sunny SedanAs we have reported several times before, the Nissan V-Platform sedan dubbed Sunny has been unveiled at the 8th China (Guangzhou) International Motor Show. The vehicle will be sold in China starting January 2011 and the release informs us that 170 countries are on the Sunny’s radar.

Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama, Managing Director & CEO, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) –

Following the success of our first locally made car –the Nissan Micra, we are happy to reveal the first visuals of the second car to be produced in India. We are confident that the “New Global Sedan”, which is also based on the versatile ‘V’ platform, will delight the discerning Indian customers. The model will be launched in India in the second half of 2011.

The Sunny might carry a different name in India and is expected with a 1.6-liter petrol engine and the Micra diesel’s 1.5-liter engine.

On looking at the images, the welcome additions are height adjustable rear head rests and rear AC vent. The rear grab rails are mounted using pulleys and a sun roof is another distinct feature.

Coming to the dashboard, the center console has changed. The AC vents are square. The twin similarly sized dials are easy to read and the hatch’s ORVM will be good for the sedan too. Automatic transmission should be offered in India at a later stage. Otherwise things stay similar to the Micra.

The sedan on the outside looks nothing like the hatch. The tail portion is similar to the Teana while the front end has gained considerable mass.

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Press Release

Nissan Unveils New Global Sedan at the 8th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition

· Model name ‘Sunny’ only for China Market

· India model name, specifications and pricing to be decided closer to launch

Yokohama/India, December 20, 2010: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled the All-new Global Sedan model at the 8th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition. Using the famed ‘Sunny’ name in China, this new model will go on sale first in China in January 2011 and then progressively across 170 countries worldwide under different vehicle brand names. The All-new Global Sedan, which is the second model to be built on Nissan’s versatile ‘V’ platform, will be launched in India in the second half of 2011 and will be manufactured at the company’s plant at Oragadam, near Chennai.

Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama, Managing Director & CEO, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) said, “Following the success of our first locally made car –the Nissan Micra, we are happy to reveal the first visuals of the second car to be produced in India. We are confident that the “New Global Sedan”, which is also based on the versatile ‘V’ platform, will delight the discerning Indian customers. The model will be launched in India in the second half of 2011.”

About ‘Nissan Sunny’ in China

The Nissan Sunny was first introduced in China in 2003 and was significant as the first locally built model from the new Dongfeng Nissan partnership. Acclaimed by consumers for its combination of quality, space and driving performance, the Sunny quickly help establish a foundation for the Nissan brand in the passenger vehicle market in China.

A projected class leader in fuel economy, the all-new Sunny is expected to appeal to young families looking for a medium sized sedan that combines a dynamic upscale design with the space, quality and features associated with the Sunny and Nissan brand.

Combining the proven Nissan 1.5-liter HR15DE engine with dual injectors and a new-generation Xtronic CVT with an auxiliary transmission, both of which are newly introduced in China, Sunny delivers ease in handling for city driving where there is frequent acceleration and deceleration, and superior environmental performance as a projected class leader in fuel economy.

MacPherson struts are used for the front suspension and a torsion beam for the rear suspension, making for sporty and agile driving at low speeds, and steady and stable driving at higher speeds.

Source – Nihoncar.com.en

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