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Old 5th August 2011, 22:08   #91
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I'm picking up Etios next week. Just wondering whether it would be worth waiting to get more details on Sunny. The lack of interior visibility is putting me off though. Also, Nissan never really struck a cord with me as much as Toyota !

A question for anyone who has an answer - Worldwide, is Nissan a name to reckon with, specially when compared with the likes of GM & Toyota?

Yes.
Atleast in US Nissan makes better looking / performing mainstream cars than Toyota. The new gen Altima / Maxima is very good.
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I'm picking up Etios next week. Just wondering whether it would be worth waiting to get more details on Sunny. The lack of interior visibility is putting me off though. Also, Nissan never really struck a cord with me as much as Toyota !

A question for anyone who has an answer - Worldwide, is Nissan a name to reckon with, specially when compared with the likes of GM & Toyota?
Well, if you have really liked the Etios and especially brand Toyota, my suggestion is to go with it. Sunny could be a good car, but at this point, its a bit of an unknown territory.

On the second question, Nissan is quite a popular brand worldwide. May not be a volume seller like Toyota, but definitely a name to reckon with.
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Sunny looks funny.
When will these people learn the concept of designing with clean lines?
Look at Volkswagen, Chevy Cruze...they have clean lines. No clutter. No unwanted curves..for the sake of design.

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Sir, then what about the Swift (old/new) and the I20, or for that matter the Tata Indica V2/eV2? Do they come with "clean lines" and "unwanted curves"?!!! No offense meant. I presume you were stating your design preference.
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This car does not seem to have that 'BUY ME' appeal. Nothing Inspiring about it really! Looks more like a hotch potch of features from other cars. Was expecting something good from Nissan... this is pure HO HUM! I am yawning as i am typing already!!
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Today's Times of India has come up with a decent review of a US spec Sunny (Versa). If all they have said is true and the vehicle is priced right, I think we will have a winner here.

Crossing my fingers that all goes well with the features and the prices.

Am seriously thinking of waiting now till Sunny is released, else had my eyes pretty much set on the City or Linea.

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Sir, then what about the Swift (old/new) and the I20, or for that matter the Tata Indica V2/eV2? Do they come with "clean lines" and "unwanted curves"?!!! No offense meant. I presume you were stating your design preference.
I didn't mention them because this was a Sunny thread. I would tell the same in "their" threads too. Of course, i'm voicing my preferences.

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They will surely price it more than DZire & will ruin a good car.
What to say..... its a fools' paradise....
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I'm picking up Etios next week. Just wondering whether it would be worth waiting to get more details on Sunny. The lack of interior visibility is putting me off though. Also, Nissan never really struck a cord with me as much as Toyota !

A question for anyone who has an answer - Worldwide, is Nissan a name to reckon with, specially when compared with the likes of GM & Toyota?
I suggest you wait till the Sunny is available. Maybe you can check it out and then take a decision.

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Not many know about Nissan and neither have they tried to sell themselves, maybe this product launch will compel them.

Nissan testing India's choice of design. But they have always been like that. What worked for Micra the cute round design inside out might not work with a bigger car. It is not as cute as Micra nor as stylish like Altima/Teana.

I want Nissan to do well, we want them to bring GTR to our shores on the high
The Sunny is inoffensive. Will not turn-off anyone.
Me too! GTR should make it here. It would rock

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They will surely price it more than DZire & will ruin a good car.
What to say..... its a fools' paradise....
Sorry to interrupt but I don't understand why everybody compares this with a Dzire! The Dzire is as funny as it gets while this is a new design from scratch. The Sunny is longer than the Honda City and SX4. It's got a longer wheelbase than the Corolla Altis! For god's sake, please be rational in your comments.
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Sorry to interrupt but I don't understand why everybody compares this with a Dzire! The Dzire is as funny as it gets while this is a new design from scratch. The Sunny is longer than the Honda City and SX4. It's got a longer wheelbase than the Corolla Altis! For god's sake, please be rational in your comments.
I completely agree there. I guess were getting a bit rude to Nissan by comparing the Sunny with the Dzire. IMHO, the Sunny follows similar lines of Sylphy and Teana. It maybe uninspiring, but its non-offensive as well. See all three cars together for a comparison:
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Sorry to interrupt but I don't understand why everybody compares this with a Dzire! The Dzire is as funny as it gets while this is a new design from scratch. The Sunny is longer than the Honda City and SX4. It's got a longer wheelbase than the Corolla Altis! For god's sake, please be rational in your comments.
The question is not of its similarities/dissimilarities with DZire, but of the market segment it would be aimed at. The Micra was aimed at B+ hatch (Swift) segment but failed due to overpricing.
Now if Nissan are aiming at "Hatch + Boot = Sedan" market (DZire leads the pack), then they will surely have to price it right i.e. in the vicinity of DZire etc & not of Verna etc to make it a success. But they cant do so unless they realize that Micra is overpriced and reduce its price by at least 50,000/- to give ample room in pricing Sunny right......
......Wishful thinking.......
Moral of the story Nissan Sunny Diesel = 7 to 10 lacs = DUD
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Looks a bit quirky if not inoffensive.
+1 to hvs. Pricing seems to be spot on in the Dzire range if Nissan wants to garner some good volumes.
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The question is not of its similarities/dissimilarities with DZire, but of the market segment it would be aimed at. The Micra was aimed at B+ hatch (Swift) segment but failed due to overpricing.
Now if Nissan are aiming at "Hatch + Boot = Sedan" market (DZire leads the pack), then they will surely have to price it right i.e. in the vicinity of DZire etc & not of Verna etc to make it a success. But they cant do so unless they realize that Micra is overpriced and reduce its price by at least 50,000/- to give ample room in pricing Sunny right......
......Wishful thinking.......
Moral of the story Nissan Sunny Diesel = 7 to 10 lacs = DUD
That is what I wish to convey here - although they share the same platform, this car is all new. There doesn't seem to be as many common parts as the Swift-Dzire combo. So instead of looking at it like a hatch+boot car, who not look at it like an all new car. That's my question.

With regards to Micra, in-spite of it carrying an airbag as standard fitment and sporting the same amount of features, its base model (and every variant for that matter) is the same/lesser than the Swift. So do you say that as being overpriced?

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The question is not of its similarities/dissimilarities with DZire, but of the market segment it would be aimed at. The Micra was aimed at B+ hatch (Swift) segment but failed due to overpricing.
Now if Nissan are aiming at "Hatch + Boot = Sedan" market (DZire leads the pack), then they will surely have to price it right i.e. in the vicinity of DZire etc & not of Verna etc to make it a success. But they cant do so unless they realize that Micra is overpriced and reduce its price by at least 50,000/- to give ample room in pricing Sunny right......
......Wishful thinking.......
Moral of the story Nissan Sunny Diesel = 7 to 10 lacs = DUD
Sunny, a Dzire competitor, I dont think so. Polo is a B+ hatchback too. It doesnt mean Vento a Polo with a boot should be priced alongside Dzire. Nissan Micra is not doing great numbers not just because of price but also because of very limited dealership network, A.S.S being an unknown territory and there could be other reasons too.

Nissan is a good brand. So, I reckon a Vento like pricing for Sunny. To say that Sunny would be a dud if priced between 7 - 10L is premature. Sunny diesel top end for 10L OTR sure seems possible as the size of the car and engine displacement should be well comparable with the likes of other C-segment cars.
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This is a very decent car guys. I got a drive in this car (I didn't drive) when I was in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia). The Interior space is great and that for the rear seat passengers is again very good. It is also very smooth and noiseless.
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I'm picking up Etios next week. Just wondering whether it would be worth waiting to get more details on Sunny. The lack of interior visibility is putting me off though. Also, Nissan never really struck a cord with me as much as Toyota !
I would suggest waiting and taking a test drive of both before you put your money down. I feel the Sunny is one promising car. and it wouldn't hurt to take a closer look.

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I completely agree there. I guess were getting a bit rude to Nissan by comparing the Sunny with the Dzire. IMHO, the Sunny follows similar lines of Sylphy and Teana.
Yes you can clearly see the same design philosophy is used.
From the swept back headlights to the tail lights.
It is not a cut and paste job.
But one which has been designed with a purpose in mind, and that is to liberate as much interior space as possible.
Ofcourse the car does look squashed a little bit, but that's because it's a much smaller car than the Teanna.
IMHO it's an unoffensive and very practical design.
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