2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel First Drive

The Nissan Sunny has been a truly premium and stylish vehicle that has impressed the Indian car market with its class leading interior space. However, as all the global car majors choose to launch a new car and a lot of the able older models definitely get relegated. Among these cars which are losing their popularity, is the Nissan Sunny. Thus, Nissan is all prepared to refresh the appeal of this great sedan and recast the spell on the modern Indian car buyers. The Japanese car maker has thus, come up with the new 2014 Sunny that is braced with a comprehensive makeover to revamp its popularity.

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel Front

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel Front

The Nissan Sunny has always banked on its very roomy cabin, and has used it as its foremost USP. Thus, the new facelift Nissan Sunny has kept its patent spacious feature intact, while improving almost all the other aspects.  Nissan has been behind schedule to introduce the new refreshed Sunny, but the car is certainly an overall enhanced and complete package to lure the Indian customers.

Here’s a brief look at the new Sunny and what all it offers:

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel Rear

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel Rear

Exterior

The new 2014 Nissan Sunny facelift has come braced with a new smart exterior styling, making the already elegant car even better looking. The sedan now gets a new bigger more aggressively designed front grille and big boomerang shaped headlights. The car also gets redesigned front bumper that looks more stylish and gets heavily with chrome accents, the chrome finished styling elements around the fog lamps are especially eye-catching. The extra dose of the elegant chrome accents is now the primary appeal of the new Nissan Sunny’s exterior visual appeal. The company also says that the new Sunny gets the widest chrome decor area on its front fascia compared any rivals in the segment.

The new model also gets new alloy wheels and turn indicators integrated ORVMs for enhanced appeal, while Nissan has also given a bolder looking antenna and a broad chrome strip to make the rear of the car more attractive. The stretching of the rear bumper is a real good though, as this has really improved the 2014 Sunny road presence. Thus, the new Nissan Sunny has become an even better stunner.

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel Dashboard

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel Dashboard

Interiors

The Nissan Sunny’s patent spacious cabin has been its major selling point, and the new model year has certainly retained that. The ongoing model’s interior materials, fit and finish and overall designing does not impress everyone, but Nissan takes care of all these by offering a comprehensive overhaul for the cabin for the new model. The new facelift model gets a newly designed dashboard which again comes with loads of elegant chrome and silver inserts to keep in sync with the exterior flashy styling. The older plain steering wheel gets replaced with a stylish, leather-wrapped steering wheel which also houses several controls. The top model trims also get refreshed instrument cluster with attractive blue and white illumination.

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel Speedometer

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel Speedometer

The center console style is almost the same, but also gets draped in a royal piano black glossy plastic material offering more premium appeal. The range topping variants also come with a 5.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with Bluetooth capability, USB port that also serves as a charging station, re-circulating rear fan as well as a cubby holder. The new refreshed Nissan Sunny also feature new faux leather seats and silver finished gearstick that completes the premium look and feel. The rear part of the cabin remains the same. The car also boasts of some new interesting features including keyless entry, pushbutton engine ignition, electrically foldable exterior side mirrors and more based on model trim level.

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel Rear View

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel Rear View

Comfort

The superior spacious interiors has been retained by the new 2014 Nissan Sunny, while improving the general comfort level with more premium materials and added features for optimum creature comfort. The car offers ample amount of knee-room, head space and elbow space. The new seats have been also made to look and feel more comfortable for an overall luxurious drive experience for all the occupants.

Performance

The new Sunny is a facelift model and thus comes only with cosmetic updates, while retaining its powertrains. The car comes in both its petrol as well as diesel versions. The more popular diesel model uses the same 1.5 liter diesel engine, but has been now tweaked in order to offer improved fuel efficiency, however the power figures remain the same as before. The capable diesel mill produces a max power of 85 PS and a peak torque of 200 Nm. The tweaked ECU has now made the engine more to offer in terms of mileage. As always, the new Sunny diesel is a more preferred driver’s vehicle.

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel Dash Steering controls gear level

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel Dash, Steering Controls and Gear Lever

Handling

The new 2014 Nissan Sunny carries forward the same suspension, but it now has reduced noise levels offering quieter interiors and enhanced overall ride quality. The cabin feels more comfortable as it shuts off most of the wind roar and outside noise. The new Sunny still lacks steering precision and sharp turn capabilities, but considering it is meant to be a relaxed, spacious car these things cannot be held against it. The Nissan Sunny also gets great safety features with driver’s airbag and ABS with EBD coming as standard, and engine immobilizer and Brake assist for the top model trims.

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel First Drive Review

2014 Nissan Sunny Diesel First Drive

Conclusion

The new 2014 Nissan Sunny diesel has come as a new complete package to charm the Indian audience. While it gets superior new look and feel both on the outside as well as on the inside, it also offers new features, enhanced comfort level, efficiency and ride quality for a superb buy.

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