Nissan Sunny 2015 facelift debuts in UAE & GCC
The 2015 Nissan Sunny was launched in the GCC last week, at an event in Dubai.
The 2015 Sunny is basically a facelift of the existing model, although the overall profile remains awkward. Changes include nicer new headlights, grille and bumper, as well as a reshaped rear bumper and, on higher trim levels, new alloy wheels, mirror-mounted indicators and extra chrome trimmings.
It also features an updated interior with a redesigned center console in piano-black finishing, better audio system, and a new steering wheel taken from the Sentra. The top model get a Nissan Connect touchscreen that can read your Facebook messages or something.
The basic model gets front power windows, steel wheels and central locking. Moving up the trim levels add features such as rear power windows, keyless entry, smart key with starter button, Bluetooth, the aforementioned touchscreen, steering-wheel audio buttons, rear a/c fan, rear spoiler, 15-inch alloys and more. All four trim levels get ABS with EBD and two airbags as standard.
The Indian-built Sunny still comes with a 99 hp 1.5-litre engine, with a standard 4-speed automatic. Prices start at Dhs 45,500 and top out at Dhs 54,000, undercutting several of its rivals by a fair bit. It goes on sale by the end of this month.
The original Sunny was launched in the Middle East under the Datsun brand in 1966, and is currently the top-selling model in its class in many GCC countries, mostly due to fleet sales. Nissan is hoping to change that by appealing more to individual consumers with its improved styling and features.
Further updates will be available soon in the Nissan Sunny buyer guide.