Nissan is going to launch the MY 2015 Sunny in India tomorrow. The Sunny was last updated in July 2014 with a few significant cosmetic upgrades for the exterior and the interior, and the new 2015 Sunny is expected to get just a few additional features to keep it competitive in the market.
Cosmetically, the new Sunny is expected to retain the styling cues of the current car. Last year, the facelifted Sunny was equipped with new boomerang-shaped headlights and a bigger, bolder grille. The indicators are integrated into the OVRMs while the alloy wheels also got a new wheel design. The rear was also updated with a new bumper and a chrome strip above the registration plate.
Mechanically, the Sunny facelift will continue to be available with either a 1.5-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Gearbox options include a five-speed manual transmission along with an optional CVT unit for the petrol mill.
While the Sunny is one of the most spacious and comfortable C-segment sedans, it has always been overshadowed by more all-round cars in the segment. The Sunny’s conservative styling means that the car always lacked the flair that it rivals possess. With the new 2015 Sunny, we expect the car’s value-for-money quotient to go up thanks to a more generous feature list. We expect the facelift range to be priced Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 more than the current line-up. The Nissan Sunny rivals other sedans like the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Fiat Linea, Ford Fiesta and the Skoda Rapid.