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The Nissan Pulsar was a compact car/small family car produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan from 1978, when it debuted as a subcompact car, to 2007, when it was replaced in all markets by the Nissan Tiida (or Nissan Versa). In 2000, Nissan launched the N16 Pulsar in Japan.

In People's Republic of China N16 Pulsar was produced by the Dongfeng Motor Company, a joint venture with Nissan and sold under Sunny name. At the beginning it was powered by 1.6L and 1.8L engines. Later the 2.0L model was also available.








 

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According to China Car Times, Dongfeng will revive Sunny in 2010.

Nissan Sunny coming back into production – because cars never die in China

Cars never die in China, never. They sort of humble along and get sold alongside newer models so that auto makers can attract the bargain bin customer who wants a large car at an economy price, and then they have the customer that thinks about aesthetics and modernity. VW are the kings of this trade, they first put the Santana into production in 1991 in China, several years after it went in and out of production in Germany, they did the same with the mark2 Jetta, both of which are still available today alongside their modern counterparts, VW even offers different generations of Passat just to confuse people even some more. Hyundai have done it with the Elantra, Mazda are doing it with the Mazda6, they are doing it because it works fantastically. Now Nissan are planning to get in on the action by reproducing the 2005 Nissan Sunny in 2010. The idea seems to be that the Sunny will be positioned and priced higher than the Nissan Tiida but below the Nissan Bluebird Sylphy and will be aimed at those that require a big car attached to a big brand but don’t want to pay big pricing, hence the addition of a late 90’s car in 2010.

Initially it was believed that Nissan were planning to give the Sunny platform over to joint venture partner Dongfeng for their own self developed vehicle range, but now it seems the Sunny will be seeing the sun one more time.
 

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The 9th generation Nissan Sunny might have gone out of production in 2007 but Dongfeng-Nissan are planing to bring back the Sunny nameplate with the new 10th generation Nissan Sunny. The Sunny is expected to sit above the current Nissan Bluebird but below the Nissan Teana, the below pictures show the front end of the new Nissan Sunny, which until now was only shown as a rendering on various different websites. It was initially rumored that the last generation Sunny was going to come back into production as a Dongfeng self developed vehicle, but now it is clear that the 10th Generation will be available in China.

A fresh interior is being made available for the Sunny and seems to be a miniature version of the Teana in terms of styling, and is almost as if Nissan are planning to clone Buick’s idea of making their compact sedan a mini version of their flagship sedan in a bid to keep consumers within the Nissan family as they upgrade their cars. A 1.8L engine will be used in the Sunny, it is unclear if they will go for the 1.6 option that is available with the Bluebird Sylphy to gain a better sales tax bracket for end consumers, however it is clear that cars such as the Ford Focus have managed to hit a sweet spot with Chinese consumers even though they offer larger 1.8L engines.

http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/201010/147316.html




 
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