When: April 2011
How much: Rs 8 lakh
As promised by the Japanese auto major, Nissan Micra, a small car, will be followed by Nissan Micra sedan. The Sunny range was first introduced in 1966 and a lot of modifications took place every passing year for decades. Among the all raw information, the code name of the upcoming Sedan i.e. L02B and it's Nissan V-platform sound trustworthy. The company is also planning to launch Nissan Sunny with both petrol and diesel engine, each having three variants that are all set to be produced in the manufacturing plant in Chennai where Nissan Micra is produced for India and exported to other countries. However, in the case of Nissan Sunny, the car would be first launched in China and then in other nations including India.
The Nissan Sunny is speculated to be loaded with 1.5 litre petrol and the same capacity 1.5 litre diesel engine producing 100 bhp of maximum power. The engine might produce around 146 Nm of torque like other 1.5 litre powertrains. The engine will be incorporated with a 5 speed manual gearbox. It is also clubbed with 4 cylinders and 16 valves. With this engine configuration and expected price tag, the Nissan Sunny will have to face competition from the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Swift Dzire, Tata Indigo Manza, Ford Fiesta.