Japanese car manufacture Nissan Monday launched the diesel variant of its mid-size sedan Sunny, priced between Rs.7.98 lakh and Rs.8.78 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) with a mileage of 21.64 km per litre.
The company thinks the new variant would help in capturing the growing diesel car market in the country.
"At a time, when the Indian market is witnessing an increase in demand for diesel cars, Sunny diesel with Nissan technology of high performance and fuel economy will be the right choice for our valued customers," said Kiminobu Tokuyama, managing director and chief executive, Nissan Motor India.
The car, manufactured at Nissan's Chennai plant, comes with a five-speed manual transmission with K9K diesel engine developed under the Renault-Nissan alliance.
The sedan also sports high levels of active and passive safety features, such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), engine immobilizer and airbags, says a company statement.
The car is available in two variants of XL and XV. Nissan had launched the petrol variant of the Sunny last September.