Yokohama/India, December 20, 2010:
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled the All-new Global Sedan model at the 8th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition. Using the famed ‘Sunny’ name in China, this new model will go on sale first in China in January 2011 and then progressively across 170 countries worldwide under different vehicle brand names. The All-new Global Sedan, which is the second model to be built on Nissan’s versatile ‘V’ platform, will be launched in India in the second half of 2011 and will be manufactured at the company’s plant at Oragadam, near Chennai.
Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama, Managing Director & CEO, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) said, Following the success of our first locally made car the Nissan Micra, we are happy to reveal the first visuals of the second car to be produced in India. We are confident that the New Global Sedan, which is also based on the versatile ‘V’ platform, will delight the discerning Indian customers. The model will be launched in India in the second half of 2011. About ‘Nissan Sunny’ in China
The Nissan Sunny was first introduced in China in 2003 and was significant as the first locally built model from the new Dongfeng Nissan partnership. Acclaimed by consumers for its combination of quality, space and driving performance, the Sunny quickly help establish a foundation for the Nissan brand in the passenger vehicle market in China.
A projected class leader in fuel economy, the all-new Sunny is expected to appeal to young families looking for a medium sized sedan that combines a dynamic upscale design with the space, quality and features associated with the Sunny and Nissan brand.
Combining the proven Nissan 1.5-liter HR15DE engine with dual injectors and a new-generation Xtronic CVT with an auxiliary transmission, both of which are newly introduced in China, Sunny delivers ease in handling for city driving where there is frequent acceleration and deceleration, and superior environmental performance as a projected class leader in fuel economy.
MacPherson struts are used for the front suspension and a torsion beam for the rear suspension, making for sporty and agile driving at low speeds, and steady and stable driving at higher speeds. IMPORTANT NOTE:
NISSAN’S "NEW GLOBAL SEDAN" IS NOT A MICRA SEDAN. IT IS A COMPLETELY NEW LOOK SEDAN BASED ON NISSAN’S VERSATILE ‘V’ PLATFORM.
THE MODEL NAME ‘SUNNY’ IS ONLY FOR CHINA MARKET. THE NAME FOR THE INDIA MARKET HAS NOT YET BEEN FINALISED. THE NAME AND OTHER SPECIFICATIONS INCLUDING PRICING WILL BE DECIDED AT AN APPROPRIATE TIME CLOSER TO THE LAUNCH IN INDIA. You are reading this Exclusive Press Release First at The Automotive India