Nissan ‘s new mid size sedan Sunny have created quite a good stir in the market especially due to the CAAAAAAR TVC ads. The Sunny, based on the Nissan Micra platform was introduced in India only the petrol engine options. Nissan had hinted that the diesel Sunny could take about 6-8 months before it makes its official debut on the Indian roads.
Well its not longer any more and we have the specs of the Sunny diesel which is going to hit to roads in January 2012. The diesel variant will be powered by the same 1.5 Litre 4 cylinder diesel motor. The engine is tuned for higher performance, producing 86 PS of power @ 3750 RPM and a healthy torque of 200 Nm @ 2000 RPM coupled to fixed geometry turbo charger.
The petrol Sunny has already pushed Nissan sales 149% year-on-year increase posting total sales of 2688 units in November, 2011. Nissan Sunny mid-size sedan accounted for a considerable figure of 1131 units of the sales of Nissan India in November. The Nissan Sunny has already received 3130 bookings since its launch in September this year.
With the diesel engine on sale this number could certainly see a bigger jump. The Sunny is still far behind the segment leaders: Honda City and VW Vento, but the diesel engine will surely help to bridge the gap.
The diesel Sunny will carry a premium of atleast 75,000-80,000 as compared to its petrol variant with similar variants on offer.
Nissan was recently offering benefits upto Rs. 52,000 on the brand new Sunny Sedan to push sales further. The offer was limited till 30th November. The offer mainly included Rs. 27,000 worth insurance and the remaining Rs 25,000 worth accessories.