The Nissan Sunny comes forth as a decent vehicle in the compact, small family car segment with adequate average features but nothing very remarkable to boast of. Even though it wasn’t able to wow the Indian consumers right away, nonetheless it’s made a sufficient foray in the market. Today we take a look at the Nissan Sunny XE which is the base petrol variant of this league.
The Nissan Sunny XE has a DOHC 16 valves, 4 cylinder engine which rolls out a power of 99 PS @ 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 134 Nm @ 4000 rpm. It has been combined with a 5 speed manual transmission. With an excellent fuel efficiency of 16.95 kms/litre (as per Nissan’s claims), this vehicle is quite a breeze for both city commuting and highway cruising.
Being the base variant, the Nissan Sunny XE misses out on some key features that make it look striking. For example, the alloy wheels are missing; so are the body coloured outside door handles and mirrors. What it does come laden with is body coloured bumpers and a green tinted glass. The overall size and styling of the Nissan Sunny looks quite chic and classy otherwise.
With a black coloured scheme on the inside, the cabin of the Nissan Sunny XE sports only basic adjustments like a digital clock and a tachometer. There is no music system in this version and only a manual AC with filter is there. The minute sophistications like the chrome plated inside door handles and the door trim fabric cannot be spotted in this variant. A boot space of 490 litres comes handy while planning long trips with family.
Comfort & Convenience
With a power steering and an option of steering tilt adjustment available, this car is a nice drive to handle. A minimum turning radius of 5.3 metres is what this car offers. There is also a 12 V accessory socket provided. But one does feel the need for a few more things in this variant; basic additions like driver, passenger vanity mirrors and a boot lamp.
Safety & Security
Even though the Nissan Sunny XE is the base variant, but surprisingly it edges up in terms of safety features. It has been loaded with an ABS (Anti Lock brake system) with an EBD (Electronic brake distribution) which is mighty helpful, given today’s heavy traffic and rash road conditions. The driver’s side has been given an airbag and an open door warning sign has also been implemented.
Priced at Rs 6.07 lakhs (Ex showroom price- Delhi), it falls in the ‘okay’ category and one would definitely want to go in for a better variant, provided he/she is prepared to shell out a few more bucks from their pockets.