MUSCAT: The Nissan Sunny from the house of Suhail Bahwan Automobiles now comes in a refreshed appearance with subtle changes to the styling and the inclusion of new features in the cabin.

As the best-selling vehicle for four years in a row in the highly competitive sub-compact segment, the Nissan Sunny could rest on its reputation for value, roominess and mid-size vehicle technology without a mid-size price. Yet the quest for constant improvement continues.

The Nissan Sunny received an extensive makeover that features new front and rear fascia, a range of interior refinements, and new grade level and packaging content. Along with a refreshed exterior and interior styling, the vehicle features standard Bluetooth Hands-free.

Auto enthusiasts can now avail exciting benefits on the Nissan Sunny that includes cash gift of RO500, free service for two years or 20,000km (periodic maintenance only), free registration, six years unlimited mileage warranty and easy and convenient financing options. Flexible EMIs can also be tailor-made for any individual requirement from in-house Auto Finance team.

Customers can also get unlimited access to Nissan’s prestigious vehicle line-up at the comfort of their homes or offices. Simply visit Nissan Oman’s Facebook page www.facebook.com /sbanissanoman or send an SMS to get updated information on any of the vehicles from the house of Nissan.

A refreshed exterior

Most prominent of the changes to the Sunny is the bold new front end treatment anchored by larger headlights, a more substantial looking fascia and standard chrome plating on the grille – all of which strengthen the Nissan stable mates – Sentra, Altima and Maxima.

Other exterior design elements include a fixed roof antenna, available blacked-out B-pillars, chrome door handles and front fog lights.

For Nissan Sunny again offers five-passenger practicality with a high degree of comfort and refinement – the perfect combination for commuting on weekdays, running errands on weekends and transporting family and friends all week long.

Other enhancements include a new centre stack shape, a revised meter display with white LED display (previously orange illumination colour) and a new, more substantial, steering wheel with standard audio and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System controls. The Sunny features a wide AM/FM/CD audio system with standard auxiliary-in and Radio Data System (RDS), standard assist grips, a passenger-side vanity mirror and new seat fabric.

The Sunny also adds an outside temperature display, USB/iPod controls, upgraded fabric headliner, map light with key-linked illuminated entry and silver finishers on the center instrument panel cluster. SL models include Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition and an AM/FM/CD/USB-iPod audio system with 5.0-inch display and NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps.

Other available interior features include trip computer with outside temperature display, power windows with driver’s one-touch down, speed-sensing auto door locks and remote trunk release lever.


The NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps system, which is offered as part of the SL Technology Package, includes a 5.8-inch colour touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately). Available apps include Facebook, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Google Search.

The NissanConnectSM uses hands-free technology, smartphone, and the Nissan’s display screen to help customers stay in touch with the outside world from inside their vehicle. It’s loaded with features and compatibility with a growing list of apps that allows customers play music, keep tabs on social network, and navigate any city like a local.

Once logged in, customers have to connect to Nissan through Bluetooth or the USB port. The Quick Start Guide helps to select from a list of supported apps, and NissanConnectSM automatically installs them.

All Sunnys continue to provide a roomy interior volume of 90.2 cu ft, with more rear legroom than many mid-size sedans. Trunk volume measures 14.9 cu ft. The trunk design itself focuses on useable space, taking into consideration everything from the size of the hinges to the shape of the sidewalls. Other available interior features include trip computer with outside temperature display, power windows with driver’s one-touch down, speed-sensing auto door locks and remote trunk release lever.

Advanced engine technology

The Sunny utilises Nissan’s global lightweight ‘V’ platform and is powered by a 1.5l HR16DE 4-cylinder engine rated at 99 horsepower at 6,000rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque at 4,400rpm.

The engine features a range of fuel efficiency enhancing technologies, including a dual injector system that allows a wider injection of fuel than a traditional single-injection system.

The smaller nozzles deliver a finer spray to help achieve stable combustion. The dual injector system also uses around half the amount of rare metals in the catalyzer by reducing the amount of unburned fuel and hydrocarbon emissions.

The compact, lightweight engine also employs a twin Continuously Variable valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) mounted on intake and exhaust camshafts (versus conventional CVTC systems, which are mounted only on the intake camshaft), similar to the system used on the flagship Nissan Maxima.

Using CVTCS on the exhaust camshaft increases thermal efficiency, decreases inhalation resistance and offers an approximate four percent improvement in fuel efficiency (over the previous engine design). The engine also includes a piston oiling jet, specially tuned piston top shape and expanded exhaust manifold diameter.

All Sunny vehicles carry the PUREDRIVE designation; worn by 2015 Nissan vehicles that achieve an EPA fuel economy rating of 40mpg.

The PUREDRIVE badge reflects Nissan’s commitment to developing more environmentally friendly transportation.

All Sunny Sedans are equipped with an independent MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension, with front and rear stabilizer bars.

The suspension dampers and electric power steering have been re-tuned for a more comfortable ride and improved handling. Other standard equipment includes power-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes, an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

Standard safety features include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags), seat-mounted driver and front passenger side-impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags for front and rear outboard occupant head protection.

Additional safety features include standard LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system, child safety rear door locks, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Easy-Fill Tire Alert (SL only), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).