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Nissan set to kill its Sunny from the 90's

By Faiming_low on 30 Oct 2016 in Other News

Attached Image Nissan’s Mexican division is killing off one of the oldest cars in the market, the Tsuru, which is known to us as the Sunny from the early 90's. After being on market for more than 20 years, production will end soon as it is known to be one of the most unsafe cars on the road.

Attached Image The Tsuru was originally a called the Sentra, was sold since 1992 and did not receive any significant redesign till now. More than 1.8 million units were sold in Mexico since. Along the way, it gained a new Renault transmission, new electronic systems and various small cosmetic changes. It costs around S$10,400 in Mexico.

Attached Image However, most models were sold without airbags and the car was awarded zero stars in Latin NCAP crash tests. Adding salt to the wounds, it experienced the highest fatality score for crashes in which it was involved. According to NCAP, there were 2,011 crashes involving fatalities with this model resulting in 4,102 deaths from 2007 till 2012.



Attached Image "It was only right of Nissan to withdraw from sale this sub-standard and unsafe model," said David Ward, secretary general of the British-based Global NCAP.

Attached Image But before the car ends production, a special edition variant will be sold from March 2017, with only 1,000 slated for production.

For the Nissan Sunny fans, there are currently 2 units on sale now if you are interested. This one looks exactly like it was back in 1992.

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Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Lurpsexx Nov 01 2016 11:07 PM
Wa, real old school.. the levers for the aircon control etc really extinct Liao..I drove the presea, n was a good car..but didn't know it's crash worthiness was so bad, like it's sunny sibling..
Pocus Nov 01 2016 11:34 PM

Well during the early 90s, airbags where not even invented and I bet this chassis don't even have the space to equipped them.

 

But to be fair 80% of the 90s cars will get 0 stars in today's NCAP tests.

 

I remember the Sunny to be at the mid-higher end of the B&B sedan segment, competing with the Corolla and Civic. The Sunny was known to be more refine and comfortable ride.

 

There's a 1.3 EX Saloon and a 1.6 16 Valve Super Saloon iirc.

 

It's amazing Nissan still makes them. I thought the longest chassis award would have been given to Proton for their Wira model which was on sale for 16 years.

Watwheels Nov 02 2016 08:31 AM

What I can remember about this car....

1) the moniker "Super Saloon".

2) zero rear leg room.

The only Nissan I have driven is a 1.5L Pulsar hatchback when I was learning to drive and got my license.

Vinceng Nov 02 2016 09:49 AM

The article is comparing a product launched in the early 90s. 25 years later, technology has advanced. 

Sdf4786k Nov 02 2016 09:52 AM

wow.. means we were risking our life with the wonderful twin cam 16 valve fuel injected car ...

 

somehow marketing never sell cars being safe other then volvo. 

 

Yes its boxy and ugly but you survive makes you on the fashion police watch list

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