Nissan India will be launching the Sunny facelift on 3rd July in the country with cosmetic upgrades to the exteriors as well as the interiors of the sedan. Launched in 2011, the Nissan Sunny was ageing fast courtesy of the bland looks, however the new model looks fresher, incorporating new styling changes seen on Nissan’s global models. Changes on the 2014 Nissan Sunny facelift include a new front fascia with a new chrome induced grille along with a revised bumper that features new fog lamp housing with chrome embellishments.
The headlight cluster now features the boomerang design and loses the curvaceous look for a more angular appeal. The side profile is the same, but the ORVMs get integrated turn indicators and new 15-inch alloy wheels that feature a new design. The rear on the other hand gets a new bumper with black inserts that helps reducing the visual bulk. The 2014 Sunny facelift was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, earlier this year.
On the inside, changes include a new centre console that comes with a piano black finish with a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, 2DIN audio and automatic climate control. The Nissan Sunny facelift also comes with leather upholstery, a multi-function steering wheel, keyless entry, start/stop button and much more. In terms of safety tech, the sedan gets ABS and driver side airbag as standard.
The 2014 Nissan Sunny gets no changes under the hood and is powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol engine capable of producing 100 PS at 6000 RPM and 134 Nm at 4000 RPM, paired to a 5-speed manual and X-Tronic CVT automatic transmission. The 1.5-litre k9k diesel engine produces 86 PS at 3750 RPM and 200 Nm at 2000 RPM, paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The updated model is expected to come with a price hike, starting around Rs. 6.5 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the base petrol variant.
You can checkout our 2014 Nissan Sunny Facelift test drive review HERE.