Sunny surprise in Nissan sedan
A SEDAN surprise will slip into the Nissan Australia range within 18 months.
Set for launch in the first quarter of 2012, the Nissan Sunny will sit beneath the next Tiida/ Pulsar and is, in essence, a sedan version of the Micra.
The car has just been launched in China with the Sunny name. Nissan Australia spokesman Jeff Fisher says it’s a definite for our region but it may not wear the Sunny name and is likely to be built in Thailand or Japan.
‘‘It’s not the Tiida/Pulsar replacement,’’ he says. ‘‘That’s a bigger car. The Sunny is in the light-car class and is based on the Micra.’’
Mr Fisher says the Sunny sedan has been fasttracked for release in China. It is built in the Guangzhou province at a new joint venture factory of Chinese carmaker Dongfeng and Nissan.
‘‘It goes on sale in China next quarter — the first country to build it and will then be on sale in 170 countries,’’ he says.