Nissan Oman, from the house of Suhail Bahwan Automobiles, has launched the all-new Nissan Sunny 2020 in its showrooms across the Sultanate. The fully upgraded model comes with an expressive exterior featuring Nissan’s V-motion grille and combines a spacious interior design with harmonious materials and colours to give a fresh and renewed feel to the car.
The all-new Sunny 2020 is the latest addition to the growing line-up of Nissan’s renewed sedan models and features a bold new look, advanced power trains and technology features. The new generation car builds on this solid foundation and reinforces Nissan’s presence in the increasingly popular B-Sedan segment that is loaded with technology and safety features not usually found in the segment.
A senior official of SBA said, “The all-new Nissan Sunny 2020 features modern, expressive design, fresh interiors and confidence-inspiring performance. It also embraces Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology not usually found in the segment. The new look is striking and refined in equal measure, and we can’t wait for customers in Oman to try out the all-new Sunny experience.”
Nissan Sunny continues to be a favourite for the region – selling over 474,500 units in the GCC alone since its introduction to the region in 1994. The all-new Sunny 2020 retains the essence of this sedan, while adding a sleek design lift and tech upgrades to provide an enhanced driving experience. The all-new Nissan Sunny 2020 was first showcased at the Dubai International Motor Show 2019 in the region.
Design – A strategic advantage
Design is also a key strategic advantage for the Sunny, as Nissan has re-imagined the entry-level sedan with a design that leaves a lasting first impression and that owners can be proud to be seen in. The new design features lower, wider and longer exterior dimensions while retaining Sunny’s roomy interior space. It is the latest in the makeover of Nissan’s complete sedan lineup following the flagship Maxima and new Altima.
Introducing an energetic and provocative exterior, Nissan Sunny 2020 uses key styling elements of Nissan’s distinctive “Emotional Geometry” design language which include the new Sunny’s V-motion grille, boomerang-shaped headlamps and tail lamps, kick-up C-pillars and floating roof.
Safety – A top priority
Safety and technology remain a top priority at Nissan, and the all-new Sunny features Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology that helps provide front, side and rear safety monitoring and intervention technologies to enhance awareness on the road. This model also makes for an easier and more confident driving experience with seamless smartphone sync options and driver assist technology. This is bolstered by mechanical innovations including an advanced engine design, upgraded Xtronic transmission and an electric power steering system – all of which comes at a highly affordable price, making it ideal for entry-level buyers.
The all-new model comes in three trim-levels, models – S (MT or Xtronic), SV (Xtronic) and the sporty SL (Xtronic).
Emotional geometry, exterior design
With the all-new Sunny, Nissan has re-imagined the entry-level sedan with a design that leaves a lasting first impression and that owners can be proud to be seen in. The new design features lower, wider and longer exterior dimensions while retaining Sunny’s roomy interior space. It is the latest in the makeover of Nissan’s complete sedan line-up following the flagship Maxima and new Altima.
Under Nissan’s Emotional Geometry design language, Sunny adapts key elements – such as the V-motion grille, boomerang-shaped headlamps and tail lamps, kick-up C-pillars and floating roof. The result is an entry-level car that the designers describe as an energetic, provocative, and engaging modern compact sedan.
The exterior dimensions are 3 mm longer and 45 mm wider (than the previous generation Sunny) – along with a 44 mm lower height. Contributing to the new Sunny’s dramatic stanch are reduced gaps between the fenders and tires. The new dimensions also help provide easy ingress and egress through all four doors. In addition, the new body offers a wider, more user-friendly trunk opening and 14.3 cubic feet of cargo space.
A Fresh New Interior
The all-new Sunny’s interior also represents a re-imagining of the previous generation design with signature elements found in Maxima and Altima – including the ‘Gliding Wing’ instrument panel that expands the feel of the space through use of a light and sleek wingspan. The effect of the design’s spatial symmetry is an enhanced sense of togetherness. The horizontal architecture, open spaces and use of harmonious materials and colours add a fresh, up-level quality to the entire cabin.
Like the previous generation Sunny, the 2020 model features roomy 5-passenger interior with a comfortable rear seat with ample rear legroom and knee room. Its large interior volume of 88.9 cubic feet is matched with 14.3 cubic feet of trunk volume (split rear seat).
The all-new Sunny 2020 also comes complete with a long list of standard convenience features, including front and rear power windows with driver’s one-touch auto up/down, speed-sensing auto door locks, front map lights, front door map pockets with bottle holder, dual front and rear cupholders, and remote keyless entry with fobs
The Sunny SL grade adds Nissan’s Intelligent Key System with Push Button Ignition, Around View Monitor and, Cruise Control. Three interior colours are offered: Charcoal (S grade), Graphite Premium Cloth and Grey Premium Cloth (SV & SL grade).
The all-new Sunny 2020 not only takes its dynamic styling, quality benchmarking and attention to detail from its Maxima and Altima sedan stable mates, it also offers confident driving and no-compromise performance.
Standard on all three Sunny grade levels is a next generation 1.6ltr 4-cylinder engine rated at 118hp and a 149 Nm of torque – increases of 12 percent and seven percent respectively.
The new ‘Gen3’ 16-valve DOHC HR16DE engine features a 10.4:1 compression ratio, spray-coated bore cylinder block, high thermal conductivity piston rings and sodium-filled exhaust valves. The advanced engine design, with its emphasis on enhanced fuel economy and emissions, also includes dual injector system that burns cleaner and uses less fuel than a conventional injector design, along with Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable valve Timing Control) on both intake and exhaust cycles.
The Sunny S is available with a choice of a 5-speed manual transmission or an enhanced Xtronic transmission – which is standard on Sunny SV and SL grades.
The new Sunny’s enhanced ride and handling is provided by an independent strut front suspension with 21.0 mm stabilizer bar and twin tube shock absorbers, along with a torsion beam rear axle with twin tube shock absorbers. The rear suspension changes include polyurethane bump stops and a more rigid beam design. Roll angle has been reduced by 15 percent and crosswind stability has been improved due to improved yaw rated, tire size increase and a 20 mm expansion of the front chin spoiler (versus the previous generation Sunny).
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