IAB Report – Nissan Sunny facelift launching early next month

Posted on: Jun 13, 2014 - 11:02am IST

Nissan India will launch the Sunny facelift early next month, company officials told Indian Autos Blog during the media drive of the car this week. The Sunny facelift made its global debut in Thailand early this year, followed by an Indian showcase at the Auto Expo.

Nissan Sunny facelift at Auto Expo 2014
The Nissan Sunny facelift will launch early next month.

The facelift brings cosmetic changes to the sedan in the form of larger headlights, a V-shaped grille, chrome-accented front bumper, wing mirrors with integrated turn signals, a sportier-looking rear bumper and a new body color which is still named. Top-end variants are also given 12-spoke Y-shaped alloy wheels.

On the inside, the Sunny facelift gets a new 3-spoke steering wheel, a piano-black center console with an updated music system featuring Bluetooth connectivity and reverse camera on the top-end variant and improved seat and door fabrics.

Nissan Sunny facelift rear view at Auto Expo 2014
The Sunny facelift’s cosmetic changes are focussed at the front.

Mechanically, there are no changes to the sedan, though engineers claim they’ve improved the NVH package slightly. The Sunny will be offered with a petrol and diesel engine, the former of which gets the option of a 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT. The ECU of the diesel Sunny has been given a remap for better efficiency and the ARAI rated claim has gone up from 21.64 km/l to 22.71 km/l. The power and torque outputs are unchanged however.

When launched next month, the refreshed Sunny will compete with cars like the Toyota Etios and Tata Manza (in terms of price).

Nissan Sunny Facelift – Image Gallery

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2 thoughts on “IAB Report – Nissan Sunny facelift launching early next month

  1. LN Misra says:

    Hi Anjan,

    I have decided to buy a VW Polo GT TSI – Please advise, if this is a good car?

    My family of wife and Son are not in favor of this car – hey want me to buy abigger car at the same price – Honda City for example.

    Please share your thoughts.

    Regards
    LN

    Reply
    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hi Mr. Misra,

      Firstly, yes the Polo GT TSI will also receive a facelift in July so its better you wait for your purchase.

      The GT TSI is a performance hatchback, and is yet convenient to drive in the city thanks to its automatic gearbox. As compared to the City, the Polo is not spacious at the rear, nor is the boot very capacious. If you feel the need to have a larger car for its larger space and also the prestige that comes with it, you’ve to opt for a sedan like the City, however, if its performance you’re after, the GT TSI is a good purchase.

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