Nissan India’s most selling ‘Caaaaaar’ the Sunny has received a facelift which was launched at the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi today. The Sunny facelift was launched in Thailand last week and makes its Indian debut today. The update has been primarily cosmetic and the same engine options continue to be offered on the sedan. Nissan has also showcased the updated Evalia at the Auto Expo.
The Nissan Sunny was launched in the Indian market in 2011 and has been a consistent performer ever since. The sedan with its uninspiring looks was ageing fast and the facelift will surely induce some freshness in the design. In terms of exterior updates, the Sunny gets a new front facia with significant tweaks to the grille, bumper and headlight cluster. The grille is now more contoured with generous use of chrome. The headlight cluster design has reduced the curve and is now more angular and in line with the grille. The bumper design has been revamped with new fog lamp housing, while the front under body gets chrome accents.
The rear design is largely the same and receives a new bumper along with a spoiler as standard. The bottom portion of the rear bumper though has been blackened out for a sporty appeal and also to hide some bulk. Nissan has also provided the Sunny facelift with auto folding door mirrors and new 15-inch wheels.
The centre console has been given an upgrade and now comes in a new piano black finish equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, 2-DIN radio and 6.1-inch touch screen DVD player. The steering wheel has also been updated with refreshed audio controls. The upholstery and dashboard are now offered in black as well.
Powering the Sunny are the tried and tested petrol and diesel options. The 1.5-litre petrol engine is capable of churning out 99 PS of power, while the 1.5-litre k9k diesel engine produces 89 PS of power. The diesel is the most sorted of the two and is also powering the Evalia, Micra and the old Logan. The facelift does come with a hike and prices for the base petrol version start at Rs. 7 lakhs ex-showroom.