Yet again the Nissan Sunny has been spied during testing. The recent spotting is by Overdrive reader Arun Krishnan. Arun' spy pic clearly shows the front-end of the India-spec model, which we haven't seen closely before. We contacted Nissan India a few days ago asking them about the V-Platform sedan' launch date and name, and this is what they replied.
Nissan India' Chennai-based spokeswoman to IAB -
The launch as we have communicated earlier will happen this year. However, the date and other details are still work in progress.
Sources tell IAB that Nissan Sunny arrives during the end of September with prices starting at 6.8 lakh rupees (ex-showroom). The Sunny will be sold in 170 countries and that includes America where it is badged Versa. The Sunny premiered in China in December last year with a petrol engine coupled to an automatic transmission.The two engine options under consideration for India are the 1.6-liter petrol (HR16DE) and 1.5-liter diesel engine (K9K).
Sources also tell IAB the name specific to India should be Almera. Nissan will not use Sunny or Versa as both of them have been employed on discontinued vehicle of other brands in India.
Nissan Sunny spy video
Source - OverDrive.in