Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. today opened the booking for the diesel variant of its mid-sized sedan, the Nissan Sunny in a diesel option with a starting price of Rs. 7.98 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi
Sharing the same ‘V’ platform and the 1.5 litre engine, both from the Micra, Nissan Motor India has announced the prices of the Sunny in its diesel avatar namely the XL variant at Rs. 7.98 lakhs and the XV variant at Rs. 8.78 lakhs. Bookings for the car have been started.
The 1.5 litre, K9K engine, taken from the Renault – Nissan Alliance has an ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of 21.64 kilometres to a litre with the power figure of 86 PS @ 3750 rpm and torque of 200 Nm @ 2000 rpm. The four cylinder engine is mated to a five speed manual transmission in both trim versions.
Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama, Managing Director & CEO, Nissan Motor India, said, “We are delighted to introduce the diesel variant of Sunny for the Indian market. At a time when Indian market is witnessing an increase in demand for diesel cars, Sunny Diesel with Nissan technology of high performance and fuel economy will be the right choice for our valued customers in their search for the most suitable sedan.”
In terms of safety, the Sunny diesel comes equipped with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA),Engine Immobilizer and Airbags with its focus on young professional with a lot of kilometres to travel on a daily basis. Mr. G M Singh, Vice Chairman & MD, Hover Automotive India, Nissan’s Marketing & Sales partner said, “Introduction of Sunny is another major milestone in Nissan’s efforts to grow fast in the Indian market which is growing at much faster pace compared to many other parts of the world now. The fact that we are able to clock over 3000 sales for the Petrol Sunny so far reinforces our belief that Indian customers prefer Nissan’s products which are filled with innovation and excitement.”
The Nissan Sunny Diesel will be available in six colors namely Bronze Grey, Blade Silver, Storm White, Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black and Brick Red.