Asia Bizz: Auto giant Nissan has launched its much awaited diesel version of its Sunny in the mid sized sedan segment in the Indian market on December 12, 2011 and the sales seem to de doing fairly well. The new Nissan Sunny diesel has a 1.5 litre engine and has been priced between Rs. 7.89 lakhs and Rs. 8.78 lakhs.

Kiminobu Tokuyama, the Nissan Motor India director and chief executive, said that the company is delighted to introduce the diesel variant of the Sunny. Tokuyama added that in a time when the market is witnessing a high demand for the diesel variants, the high fuel economy will be the best choice.

The new Nissan Sunny targets youth and is just like the petrol variant with sophisticated style and spacious interiors. After the launch of the hatchback Nissan Micra, this is the second model by the company from its pre-eminent ‘V’ platform.

The new ‘V’ platform has the advancement of advanced engineering that delivers a modern light weight structure and also helps in internal strength, dynamic on road behavior and robust ride refinement. The company manufactures the Nissan Sunny at the facility in Chennai, which the company jointly owns with the French auto giant Renault. The company already sells the petrol version and has till now sold 3,000 units of the car in India.