Thanks for the wonderful review Cool dhaya.
Nissan seems to have carried all the positive traits of Micra over to Sunny as well. And importantly, infuse some more such as comfortable seats, better VFM
pricing & better rear seats etc.
Overall Sunny seems better equipped to take on competitors such as Dzire, Manza & Etios than sibling Micra who is finding it tough going against Swift, i20 etc.
Forget the diesel part for the some time: if we compare only petrol cars than Sunny is a very very sensible buy against likes of Dzire, Manza, Linea, Fiesta Classic etc. I still believe that there is a good market left for a petrol car as well. Otherwise how one can justify the sale figure of City & i20?
One thing that could be the USP of Sunny is its grown up big car look. In India we tend to relate status symbal with the size/looks of car. A bigger car is always a better car :).
Hyundai Accent used it to its advantage against Esteem. From the size/appearance alone, Sunny looks as if it belong to Vento, City segment rather than Fiesta Classic & Dzire segment. And interestingly Nissan is highlighting the same thing by its CAAAAAR campaign.
With good quality, decent engine, unmatched space & comfort, decent equipment level (including safety: lacked by Fiesta Classic), Sunny has covered almost all the areas except dealer support. Without oil burner, Nissan Sunny may find it tough to breach 2000 mark but with increase in dealership & diesel unit, it is potent enough to cross 3k mark.
Forget Dzire & Fiesta Classic, IMHO Sunny is good alternative against Vento TL.