Since the launch of the Nissan Sunny, we knew that the diesel version of the car will be introduced sooner than later. But in what seems to be a very abrupt move, Nissan launches the oil burner variant of its mid segment sedan. The car is powered by a 1.5litres 4 cylinder diesel engine. As per ARAI figures, Sunny diesel sedan offers best in class fuel economy of 21.64 kmpl. Sunny has been built on Nissan’s global V platform. The codenamed K9K 1.5 litre diesel engine generates maximum power of 86 bhp at 3,750 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 2,000 rpm. Sunny diesel is now available for booking at all 47 Nissan dealerships across India. The diesel sedan’s color options include: Brick Red, Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, Storm White, Blade Silver, and Bronze Grey.
The car is available with safety features like EBD (Electronic Break force Distribution),ABS( Anti-Lock Braking System), airbags and engine immobilizer.
Mr Kiminobu Tokuyama, MD & CEO, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd, 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.” At the same occassion, Mr G M Singh, VC & MD, Nissan’s Marketing & Sales partner Hover Automotive India 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.”
Sunny diesel has been launched in two variants- XL and XV. Prices start from Rs7,98,000 (XL) and Rs 8,78,000 (XV), ex-showroom, Delhi. Going by the market trends, Nissan hopes to ride high on the sales of the diesel Sunny.
Codename: Nissan K9K
Cubic capacity: 1.5 litre
Maximum power output: 86 bhp@3,750 rpm
Maximum torque: 200 Nm@2,000 rpm
Transmisson: 5 speed manual
ARAI certified fuel efficiency: 21.64 kmpl