Nissan will reveal details about the Sunny's Indian name and specifications in the next two weeks, Financial Chronicle's online edition reports. A top official from Nissan has been quoted talking about the revealing.
If you thought there's going to be superchargers and direct injection under the hood, you are not going to like the rest of this post.
IndianAutosBlog has learnt that a 1.6-liter petrol engine and a 1.5-liter diesel engine will provide motive force. The latter is borrowed from the Micra hatch and tuned to return better performance. The Sunny is the second car to ride of the V-Platform. A MPV is expected to follow, but a launch in India is unlikely. Instead, India will get the NV200 van next year.
The sedan will be manufactured at the Oragadam facility of the Renault-Nissan combine. Meanwhile an IndianAutosBlog.com reader who wished to stay undercover sent us two snaps of the diesel V-Platform sedan (we're confused what to call it) testing outside Chennai. The car caught on test had black interiors and had basic equipment. The top-end variant will have beige interiors and features like alloy wheels, automatic climate control, auto folding mirrors, etc.
Sunny and Versa have been ruled out for India as the former was a 50cc scooter from Bajaj that exited production, while the latter was a rare flop from the house of Maruti Suzuki.
Will the Nissan sedan be called Almera? Will it be named March? What do you think Nissan India will call this car?
[Source - MyDigitalFC.com]