Nissan has unveiled the V platform sedan in India and contrary to most expectations it has retained the name Sunny for the Indian market. The car is called the Versa in the USA and March and Almeira in other markets. Since Bajaj owns the rights to the name Sunny in India (it used to make a scooterette with that name but the product is now defunct) it was assumed that Sunny may not be the name for the sedan in India. Similarly Versa was used by Maruti on its van before it revamped it and rechristened the Eeco. But Nissan seems to have got the rights to the Sunny name and have decided that the V platform sedan will be called Sunny like it is in China. Since today’s ceremony was only the unveiling and not a full fledged launch certain other details were not available. But read the Sunny story in our design section to get an idea of the important role that India played in the development of the Global Sedan Sunny.
Riot Engine also had scooped images of the Sunny undergoing testing. Here they are.