After clocking sales of figures of over 3000 cars since its inception in September 2011, Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. has opened the booking for the diesel variant of their mid-sized sedan, the Nissan Sunny, in India. Just like the Nissan Micra, the company has offered the diesel engine within 6 months of the launch of the petrol version.

This is the first time that a Sunny is offered with a K9K diesel engine to emerge from the Renault-Nissan alliance. The car will be built at company’s plant in Chennai.

Based on the global ‘V’ platform, the car will be available in two variants: the XL and the XV.

Engine specifications:

  • 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder K9K engine
  • Maximum power: 86PS @ 3750 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 200 Nm @ 2000 rpm
  • Fuel economy: 21.64 kmpl (ARAI certified)

The new variant is available in six colors – Bronze Grey, Blade Silver, Storm White, Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black and Brick Red – and is equipped with advanced safety features such as Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Engine Immobilizer and Airbags.

The Sunny Diesel will be priced very aggressively at Rs 7,98,000 (XL) and Rs 8,78,000 (XV), ex-showroom, New Delhi.

Interestingly, departing from the industry norm, Nissan has adopted a uniform pan-India pricing strategy, whereby the ex-showroom price of the Sunny Diesel will remain the same across all states. The only variations will be in terms of VAT, Entry Tax, Octroi and other local taxes levied by states/cities.

We are extremely excited reading about this offering and just can’t wait to get our hands on the car! We did drive the Sunny Petrol last month and you read the review here. The petrol variant has been priced quite magnificently. Having said that we believe that Nissan has bettered the act with the diesel. We see this car giving a run for its money to the German twins in the segment: the Skoda Rapid and the VW Vento. The latter has been one strongest selling cars in this segment mainly owing to its diesel variant. With such pricing, it is almost a 100,000 cheaper than the Germans!

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Check out the pictures of the Nissan Sunny here.


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