Sunny 2011-2014 XV Review
Nissan Motors, the passenger car manufacturer from Japan is doing quite well in the Indian auto market with its sedan and hatchback models. Its premium sedan Nissan Sunny is perhaps one of the best sedans you can purchase from the Indian automobile market. The company is offering this top class sedan in a total of four different variants, out of which Nissan Sunny XV is the top end trim. Nissan India has bestowed this top level trim with a set of extraordinary features inside. The company is promoting this amazing sedan as the most spacious sedan in the class, while assuring best in class luxury to all its customers. If you just take a step inside this sedan, you will notice that this premium sedan comes with luxurious seating arrangement, while providing roomy leg space along with ample head and shoulder space as well. The company has placed this sedan against the likes of Ford Fiesta, Renault Scala, Honda City and other such contenders in its segment. The engineers at Nissan has managed to design a wonderful sedan in the form of Nissan Sunny, which is now performing well in terms of sales. This sedan is available with both petrol and diesel engine options, which made it easier for the customers to choose it according to their preference.
The overall body design of this premium class sedan looks classy and rich with a lot of curves on its body. This four wheeler comes with a stretched body design which makes it look like a premium saloon. There are not much of lines on its body but its curves brings a decent and classic looks to its body. To start with its front facade, it comes with a curvy headlight cluster which is incorporated with turn indicators and fog lights. Its front radiator grille is designed with black colored horizontal slats with chrome striped layout, while chrome garnished Nissan badge has been fitted in the middle of its grille. At the bottom, it has been fitted with a body colored bumper with a large air dam and two air ducts for air intake. When it comes to the side view of this Nissan Sunny XV, you can notice that there are body colored OVRMs and door handles, while turn indicators have been placed right above the front wheel arch. Its side profile is complimented by the sporty design 15 inch alloy wheels. At the rear, this premium sedan has got tail lamps with unique triangular design, which is further incorporated with turn indicators and rear parking lights. While there is a chrome strip fitted on the boot just above the license plate. At the bottom, it gets a body colored bumper few curvy lines on it. The entire view of this sedan is pretty good that can easily grab the attention of individuals.
The interior cabin section of the Nissan Sunny XV top end trim looks plush, which will give all the passengers a premium feel once they step inside it. This premium sedan will surely surprise you with its best in class cabin space, especially the leg space in the rear cabin. The company has used premium quality material in this sedan for obtaining rich finishing inside its cabin. Nissan has used premium fabric upholstery for covering seats and door trims. On the other hand, it gets a multifunction steering wheel that provides easy control of the audio system. This premium sedan is stuffed with a set of exciting features, which represents the innovations of Nissan. This premium sedan is design to delight the occupants inside the cabin. What really impressive about this sedan is its rear cabin space where you can try crossing your legs. This Nissan Sunny XV also features a huge and surprisingly roomy boot compartment with a massive storage capacity of about 490 litres, which certainly can take in quite a few luggage items.
Engine and Performance:
This Nissan Sunny XV is made available with a petrol engine, which pumps out great power and performance. The company is offering this premium sedan with a 1.5-litre, 16-valves, 4-cylinders, DOHC based petrol engine, which has the capacity to displace about 1498cc. This is a high performance petrol engine, which can release a maximum 97.7bhp at 6000rpm, while yielding a superior torque output of 134Nm at 4000rpm. Its engine is further equipped with electronic fuel injection fuel supply system. This version of Nissan Sunny is offered with a five speed manual transmission gearbox, which helps this sedan to give away a surprisingly good mileage of 16.95 Kmpl.
Braking and Handling:
The Japanese automaker is offering this spacious sedan with an extremely high performance braking and handling functions . Its front wheel has been fitted with conventional disc brakes while the rear wheels have been equipped with drum brakes. While this braking mechanism is further enhanced by the Anti lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). While there is a brake assist system function, which will activate ABS or EBD and provides stress free and safer driving experience.
Nissan has not compromised on the safety aspects of this top end variant and incorporated some of the most innovative functions to this sedan. Nissan Sunny XV comes with some of the safety functions like ABS+EBD+BA, engine immobilizer system SRS dual air bags (for front passenger and driver), door ajar warning, front fog lamps, anti theft device with alarm, speed sensing auto door lock, and many other advanced features.
When it comes to the comfort features, this Nissan Sunny XV trim is stuffed with some of the most exciting and thrilling aspects. This sedan comes with a lengthy list of comfort and convenience features, which includes electric power steering with audio controls mounted on it, steering tilt adjustment, automatic AC with filter, driver and passenger vanity mirror, rear comfort fan, intelligent key with push button start, driver seat height adjustment, remote boot opener, driver side front window with auto down and anti-pinch function and many more such aspects. This sedan also gets some of the interior features like a drive computer, a tachometer, a digital clock, an advanced music system with 4 speakers and AUX-In support, outside temperature display, chrome plated inside door handles, rear seat center arm rest with cup holders, fine vision meters and so on.
Pros: Spacious interiors, good looks, good comfort features.
Cons: Safety features can be better, expensive price tag.