The all-new 2020 Nisan Sunny sedan has just made its Middle Eastern debut at the ongoing Dubai Motor Show. This generation was first unveiled in April earlier this year in USA where its called as Versa, while it has now made its simultaneous ASEAN debut in Thailand as well where the Sunny is sold with Almera nameplate.
2020 Nissan Sunny at Dubai Motor Show
The new Sunny sits on Common Modular Family (CMF-B) platform that also underpins the new March and Renault Clio. Measuring 4,495 mm long and 1,740 mm wide, while having a wheelbase of 2,620 mm, the new Sunny is even larger than 6th gen Honda City in all the above parameters and offers an exceptional cabin space.
Exterior features include Nissan’s signature V-Motion fascia that is flanked by LED signatures, which are repeated at the back as well. Towards the sides, the new Sunny features a floating roof design whereas the back is largely inspired by the new Altima sedan with boomerang shaped tail lights.
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The interior has ‘Gliding Wing’ dashboard which has been lifted from the Kicks crossover. It has a 7-inch digital multi-info display, and 8-inch touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Dashboard has a synthetic front leather panel with contrasting color and stitching.
Under the hood, the all-new Sunny for Middle Eastern markets gets a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine punching out 118 hp of power and 149 Nm of torque, and is available with a choice of either a 5-speed manual or an Xtronic CVT auto transmission. However to comply with Eco Car Phase-2 regulations, the Almera in Thailand gets 1.0 liter 3-cylinder turbo engine with 100 hp and 152 Nm of torque with Xtronic CVT gearbox.
ASEAN-spec 2020 Nissan Almera
The new Sunny gets an independent strut front suspension and a torsion beam rear axle. Braking is provided by standard power-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes with ABS, EBD and BA. Safety features include driver and passenger airbags, standard LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system, child safety rear door locks, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System and Easy Fill Tire Alert System, in addition to Intelligent Automatic Emergency Braking, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Blind Spot Warning, and Intelligent Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
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