Nissan has commenced the production of the Sunny at its manufacturing plant at Oragadam, near Chennai. This is the second completely made in India car to be rolled out by Nissan from the Chennai plant. The Japanese automaker has acheived 85% localisation with the Sunny and 40% of the local components are sourced from Chennai. The Nissan Sunny will be powered by the same diesel engine which does duty in the Micra, Renault Fluence and Mahindra Verito. Nissan has also put up a teaser website for the Sunny, which says ‘Its not just a car. Coming soon.’ Both the start of production and emergence of a teaser website indicate that the launch of the Nissan Sunny is not that far away. You can checkout the teaser website here.
“Start of production of Nissan SUNNY is another significant milestone for Nissan in India. We wanted the mid-size sedan to be available during the upcoming festival season and we successfully accelerated our work program to make that schedule. Nissan SUNNY will help to leverage our position as one of the key players in the Indian market,” Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama, MD and CEO, Nissan India, said.