The caaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrr has become more affordable now! The Nissan Sunny 2017 is now available at a starting price of INR 7.6 lakhs, on-road, Delhi.This is one of the favorite chauffeur driven cars and offers excellent rear seat comfort and unmatched space. The space inside is nothing short of a Limo. The Sunny was launched in 2011 has been doing fairly well. Nissan had given it a few upgrades recently and now betters it with a lucrative price. Read more on the new Nissan Sunny 2017.
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|Boot Space||490 Litres|
Everything about the Sunny is big. The headlamps were big and are same, just that they are much more curvy and well designed now. Nissan are calling this the new Boomerang headlamps. The grill is entire chrome with chrome strips. And a large Nissan badge in the centre. The bumper is huge and rises all the way above the grill and onto the bonnet. The bumper to houses a grill in the centre with fog lamps on either side and that too has chrome strips. I don’t think I have ever mentioned chrome so many times as here.
Looks like Nissan got a wholesaler. From the side as I have mentioned before the cabin area looks huge. The doors are large with large windows. They took Seagram’s line “Make It Large” a bit too literally. The mirrors now get side indicators. The silver alloys blend well with the chrome yet again on the door handles. The C-pillar appears like that on a notchback and even the boot has a large look to it. The tail lamp flows well from the rear panel to the bumper. And guess what? chrome yet again on the boot lid with the Nissan badge. The rear bumper has a nice fibre lip adding to the classy look. The new Nissan Sunny 2017 does stand out.
The steering design is the same three spoke steering but now has a shiny silver strips on the side which houses steering mounted controls for the infotainment system on the left side. The instrument cluster is also the same with tachometer on the left and speedo on the right. With a small info screen in the centre. A welcome change is the centre console which now has a bigger screen and makes utility very easy. The plastic quality for the buttons too has seem to gone up.
Climate control console is the same as before which is a typical round structure with bright orange backlight. Behind the steering you can also spot the start stop button. The rest of the dash is black fibre well laid out and simplistic yet elegant. Now stepping into the back seat. This is where the hidden gem of the Sunny lies. With insane legroom equal to rival limos and the centre hump being pretty low three +size adults can sit as if in a lazy chair. My friend is 150 kgs without exaggeration and he is extremely comfortable.
The centre arm rest has glass holder which is a nice touch. Nissan has gone all out to provide its buyers with a very premium car feel at a not so premium price. The only thing I did not like but then I am nitpicking, is the grey shade with a weird design on the centre of the seats.
This sedan’s trump card has always be the space that it offers especially for the rear passengers. There is oodles of knee room for them and with an AC blower at the back. This AC blower works as a fan and pulls out air from front air-con.
The colours available are
- Night Shade
- Onxy Black
- Bronze Grey
- Blade Silver
- Pearl White
|Engine||1.5-litre petrol / diesel|
|Power||98bhp @ 6000 rpm / 85bhp @ 3750 rpm|
|Torque||134Nm @ 4000 rpm / 200Nm @ 2000 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual, CVT / 5- speed manual|
The petrol makes ample power for the chauffeur driven customer. This is not an engine for the driving enthusiasts. On the flip side the diesel not being much powerful the power and torque kicks in much early, even as low as 2000 rpm. This makes it easy for overtakes and long drives.
Still this car is for rear seated passengers but who can say no to the occasional speed blasts. Thanks to the torque kicking in early you don’t have much gear shifts and as a matter of fact you can do a speed of 40 in 5th gear with knocking. Now that is comfort to the extreme. Even though Nissan have a CVT automatic option, would wouldn’t miss it.
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Even with its dimensions, decent performance the Sunny has managed to provide excellent fuel efficiency figures. If we consider 15 km/l on the petrol we still manage to get a distance of 600 km on one 41 litre fuel tank. That is a one stop from Mumbai to Surat and back and that is a lot in today’s times. Diesel promises a range of over 800 km, now that is just mind boggling.
|Petrol CVT||17.97 kmpl|
|Fuel tank||41 Liters|
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This is clearly a car for the laid back rear seats. But the well performing petrol and diesel engines request to be driven at least sometimes. Now you can not push this car along corners, because even though the steering is precise and has a light feel yet adequate feedback, the long body make the car fishtail. The suspension is soft and very well made for our Indian roads. No matter how may the ditch or undulations this car seems to dampen them very well. There is no shock or effect that filters through the seats. The NVH levels are also very low. These are clearly features of something you would find in cars way above 15 lakhs.
New Nissan Sunny 2017
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