Highlights of the all-new Nissan Sunny include a refreshing new design, revamped cabin with new features and equipment and a new platform, which makes it longer, wider and lower than the outgoing model.
The all-new Nissan Sunny – billed as Versa in global markets – is out! The next-generation of Nissan’s mid-size sedan was unveiled ahead of its 2019 New York Motor show debut, and it’s expected to go on sale in global markets soon. Highlights of the new Sunny include a new platform, revamped cabin, and a refreshing new design.
Whether you loved or hated it, there’s no denying that the outgoing Sunny was a bit of an oddball in terms of design. With the new model, Nissan designers have addressed this issue, and as you can see in the pictures, the startled-tortoise-like face of the old car has been junked in favour of a sleeker and more dynamic front-end. It looks quite handsome if we're honest. The change in the design language can be credited to the fact that it’s largely inspired by the larger Altima sedan. Like its bigger sibling, there are sharp creases all over the bodywork and the signature V-motion grille, blacked out C-pillars and a floating roof look are also present. The proportions are well defined, too, and it doesn’t look awkward or unnecessarily stretched when viewed from the side. The boot as well the design at the back is as also neatly executed. Overall, it’s a job well done by Nissan designers, we’ve to say.
Nissan claims the new Sunny is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor, thanks to the new V-Platform it’s based on. Now the outgoing model is quite spacious already, and with the new model growing even bigger in size, there’s going to be even more space inside the cabin. Speaking of the cabin, the interior is also completely new. The design and layout, however, is similar to the Kicks SUV. And this means there's a lot of new equipment on offer, which includes keyless entry, push-button start, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, new steering wheel and more.
As for the engine options, the new Sunny/Versa will be launched with a 1.6-litre petrol engine in the US. The engine is rated at 122bhp and develops 155Nm of torque. It’ll be paired to a six-speed CVT automatic transmission. Expect manual petrol as well as diesel-powered versions of the car to come in later on, as and when the new model makes it to the other markets.
At the moment, it’s not confirmed if Nissan will bring the new Sunny to the Indian shores. However, if they do plan to do that, it’ll be a worthy rival to the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz among others.