Nissan Sunny comes with the true keyless entry feature which we also saw in the Micra. Its key fob consists of several buttons like lock, unlock and boot open. Just keep this key fob in the pocket and you are all set to enter inside. This car will welcome you with doors wide open that shut with a soft and soothing thud sound. After getting inside, there are important things which you will instantly notice. No.1) Nissan Micra interiors. No.2) Space, space and more space. Although cabin may not feel extremely rich for this segment, but the interiors resemble to Micra from almost everywhere with decent quality materials put in to use. Top-end XV and XL version receive “Greige” interiors (Combination of Beige and Grey) as Nissan prefers calling it, where as base XE has all black shade on the inside.
The front seats are wide enough and are very comfortable with good thigh support. Front legroom and headroom is also generous where even six footers will feel at home. You get the steering tilt adjustment as a standard across all the variants. The view outside the large windscreen is very good and with all the adjustments offered. Thus, finding a relaxed and comfortable seating position is a cakewalk. However, that sloping bonnet will be a problem for some short drivers. Also, there is no space near the clutch lever to rest your left foot and then no dead pedal either, which could result in pain to your legs while struggling in bumper to bumper traffic.
Thanks to the wise choice of interior colours from Nissan, dashboard reflection is kept under check even when the sun is on top. The steering wheel looks similar to the one we see in Micra and feels nice to hold, but you have to put some effort to honk the horn as the horn pad is placed only at the centre of the steering wheel. You get the steering mounted audio controls in the XL and XV variants where there are buttons provided to control the volume and change the track. In Nissan’s language, they are known as fine vision meters which are offered in the top-end XV variant alone where the instrument cluster gives an illuminated feeling even during daytime. Needless to mention it look nice as well.
The chrome inserts along the speedometer and tachometer which is a standard across all variants that gives a neat looks to the dials. Temperature and fuel gauges are digital in Sunny. The instrument cluster consists of the drive computer as standard across variants. It shows details such as Instantaneous Fuel consumption, Distance to empty, Average fuel consumption, outside temperature etc. Sunny’s centre console falls well within the reach of driver and looks to be built to last. This car however lacks the storage spaces. You get bottle holders only in the front doors which can hold only a small bottle. Glove box is well enough only to store the documents and manual book. Vanity mirror is provided on both the sides in the XL and XV variant but not illuminated. Cabin illumination is pretty decent with a lamp provided at the front and back.
Additionally, you get a single 12V charger socket only at the front as standard. The driver side door gets controls for all the windows and the central lock button (not available in the XE variant) but electrical adjustment buttons for the ORVM’S are placed beneath the steering wheel instead. Though they are not inconvenient to use, but still it requires some stretching to do before you can access those buttons. The driver side door gets one touch auto up and down along with anti-pinch as a safety feature in the XL and XV variant which is certainly a useful touch. Now talking about the in-car entertainment, Sunny comes with an Aux-in port and 4 door speakers. USB port is absent even in the top-end XV variant. Music quality is decent but as in most of the cases, audiophiles will demand an upgrade. Nissan Sunny comes with an Automatic climate control in the XL and XV variants and it performs the job reasonable well.
Jump to the rear bench and you will be left amazed to see the amount of space on offer. Sunny has plenty of rear leg which can easily make bigger sedans run for a cover. With the front seat pushed back fully the Sunny still has space to accommodate another 6 footer at the back, that too comfortably. For the sake of comfort, Nissan has also installed a couple of vents for rear passengers, which though may look like A/C vents but are simple fans only. By extending them slightly towards front with proper cushioning, it could have also served as front centre armrest but for present, their surface is slightly behind and hard to rest the elbow. Nissan Sunny can accommodate 3 well built adults at the back with ease and gladly that central hump for the middle passenger is also lesser in size. Overall seat comfort and cushioning is fantastic and suspension supports this comfort if the car drives over uneven terrain. Also, the rear seats get a centre armrest with cup holder in the XL and XV variant and with large trunk space of 490 litres; you’re assured that Sunny can easily house those weekend shopping bags.