Nissan launched its popular mid-size sedan, 2017 Sunnyin India in a new style on January 17 this year. Prices begin at Rs.7.91 lakh (ex- showroom Delhi) for this C-segment sedan which comes with an earthly new shade and a handful of cosmetic changes. The new Sandstone Brown exterior colour accompanied with chrome door handles and an optional all-black interior with new upholstery adds splendour to the 2017 model. However, it is still available in other existing shades as well.
New Nissan Sunny is available in both Petrol and Diesel trims as before with not much mechanical changes.There is the same 1.5L(1498cc) HR15 petrol engine mated to a 5 speed manual transmission and an optional CTV unit that produces 98bhp. There is also the same 1.5L(1461cc) k9k dci Diesel engine mated to a 5 speed manual transmission that produces 85bhp. Interestingly, the Diesel variant claims a mileage of 22.71 kmpl.
Nissan has introduced the New Sunny on the other hand comes with additional features without any increase in price. The all black interior gets silver inserts both on the centre console placed in the dashboard and the gear lever while the upholstery has been given black fabric as well. It also comes with impressive features that include the intelligent key, push button start and few additional safety features like ABS, EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution) and Brake Assist with dual front and side airbags as standard.
New Nissan Sunny competes against the likes of Rapid facelift and upcoming Vento.
Tata Motors launched the limited edition Tiago Wizz in the country at a price of Rs.4.52 lakh for the Petrol variant and Rs.5.30 lakh for the Diesel variant (both ex-showroom prices, Delhi).
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari warned the automobile industry to come up with advanced technology to develop vehicles using alternative fuels instead of petrol and diesel. He also pointed out that he wanted the pollution and import bill to be reduced in the country. At the 57th annual event organized by SIAM to discuss on various programmes for the Automobile Industry, the Transport Minister clearly warned the auto makers that without choice, they will have to move to production of vehicles that run on electricity, bio-diesel, ethanol and compressed natural gas; else he will bulldoze the existing fuel setup completely that is polluting the country. He also added that the government has a crystal clear policy to reduce the import bills of crude oil and arrest pollution to a great extent.
• Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017
• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model
• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately
Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.
Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.
Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.