Unlike the Micra Primo special edition, contrasting body graphics don't force themselves on you. The additions are modest, reserved to a new touch screen audio system, chrome embellishment on the rear brand logo enclosure, a rear spoiler and parking sensors. Mind you, not all of them are newly developed parts.
Nissan highlights the new features on a donor model sporting black interior and the sole variant in 2013 with this basic interior layout is the base XE petrol variant.
Nissan should launch these features, especially the 2-DIN music system, that has become a common feature even on B segment models, across variants in the future.
The special edition Sunny does not get mechanical updates, it retains the 1.5-liter petrol (or diesel) engine. In FY 2013, Nissan confirmed the launch of the Sunny CVT, which is the next major update for the Sunny. The XTronic CVT transmission has already crept into the V-Platform with the launch of the more expensive Scala CVT last month.
Considering that the Nissan Sunny had its global premiere in China in December 2010, we anticipate spyshots of a mid-life facelift to appear on Chinese blogs and auto forums this year. Nissan may not consider a facelift program for the next financial year for India as the product is relatively fresh, if you however wish to buy a Sunny facelift, you can find one in a Renault showroom!
The Sunny is also manufactured for export markets at the Chennai plant. Its a global model, sold in developing and developed countries as the Versa and Almera.