Nissan Sunny vs Škoda Rapid vs Hyundai Verna: The Sedan Supremacy
The Hyundai Verna Fluidic design is easily the most appealing to the eye. Its hexagonal front grille, intricately detailed headlamps, sharply rising shoulder-line with its low-profile, large 16-inch tyres (195/55/R 16) make the Korean more stylish than the other two cars under consideration here.
Essentially a Volkswagen Vento under the Škoda skin, the Rapid's side profile is identical to the VW, while the front gets Fabia-like headlamps and the all-important 'winged arrow' logo on the chrome grille. The Škoda scores on its proportionate design with the usual European subtle, classic lines. The busy design of the Hyundai Verna might not age as gracefully as the understated lines of the Škoda.
Following the subtle cues the Nissan Sunny resembles the bigger Teana. The distinct shape of the headlamps combined with the trapezoidal grille with chrome highlights and a large bonnet make it unique on our roads. But the vacuous side profile make wheels with the tall tyres (185/65 R15) appear rather puny. This becomes worse at the rear where the oversized boot and bulky bumper make the skinny tyres look alarmingly disproportionate. But one can't ignore the Sunny's class-leading length and wheelbase.