Among the best selling vehicle brands in Sri Lanka is Nissan. Nissan offers several models to the Sri Lanka vehicle market. These models are and have been popular among Sri Lankans for years. Among these, this buyer’s guide brings to you five most popular Nissan cars for sale in Sri Lanka. So, if you are interested in buying any Nissan model, the following in detail specifications will be a help.
The Nissan Leaf is an all-electric, four-door compact car that seats five. In fact, the name of this model, “Leaf”, is an acronym. It reads “Low Emission Automobile of the Future.”
The 2013 Nissan Leaf comes with a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It powers an 80-kilowatt electric motor. At the same time, it generates 107 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. It also comes with a 6.6-kW onboard charger. So, this can fully charge in about four hours using a 240-volt fast charger. As opposed to the previous models, the 2013 Nissan Leaf model comes with:
- improved aerodynamics
- more efficient regenerative braking
- better vehicle energy management
On the other hand, the 2018 Nissan Leaf model comes with a 40kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This powers a 110-kilowatt powerful electric motor. This also generates 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, it also comes with a 6.6-kW onboard charger, with 50-kw CHAdeMO DC fast charging. So, it will take about 40 minutes to recharge the battery to 80 percent.
Therefore, the Nissan Leaf boasts smart acceleration and increased highway performance. In fact, the 2018 Leaf has much punchier acceleration above 50 mph. So, there is greater confidence in fast-moving freeway traffic.
In fact, the above results in better Environmental Protection Agency numbers. It has 130/102 MPGe City/Highway energy efficiency equivalent rating. However, in reality, these numbers will depend very much on external factors including:
- individual driving style
- battery age
However, this is true to all electric vehicles.
The 2018 Leaf also comes standard with what Nissan calls the “e Pedal”. In fact, that provides what experienced EV drivers call “one-pedal driving”. This is via increased regenerative braking.
All in all, the appearance of the Nissan Leaf model is a relief to many electric-car lovers. The reason is, it looks like a normal car. However, the only trail that gives away is the charge-port door on the diamond-patterned blanking panel. Anyways, it has this cheerful, perky look. Moreover, the so-called floating roof, chevron-shaped taillights, and a deep V-shaped grille panel also add to its overall appearance.
On the other hand, the interior is conventional yet pleasant. It also features nicer materials and soft-touch surfaces that improves the comfort.
This model can seat four adults comfortably. At the same time, it is comfortable for long-distance travel. Moreover, it is considerably quieter and calmer.
The front seats are comfortable. In fact, the driver’s seat is power-adjustable. In addition, there is plenty of head room and shoulder room. There is also the convenience in getting in and out easily given the height of the seat. On the other hand, the rear seat feels as if it has thinner padding.
Other interior features include:
- 7.0-inch touchscreen
- six speakers for the audio system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility
An important safety feature of the Nissan Leaf is the ProPilot Assist. It is a most advanced cruise control. This is paired with the active lane control. So, it keeps the car centered between the lane markings, even on curves.
It also comes standard with:
- forward-collision warnings
- automatic emergency braking
- a rearview camera
- blind-spot monitors
- active lane control
- rear cross-traffic alert
- adaptive cruise control
- pedestrian detection to the automatic braking
The Nissan Leaf price in Sri Lanka starts with 1,365,000 LKR for 2013 models. It goes as high as 7,250,000 LKR for the 2018 models.
Nissan X Trail
When it comes to off-roading, the Nissan X-Trail is one of the most robust-feeling vehicles in its medium-SUV segment.
The 2013 model year Nissan X-Trail comes with a 2.0-litre dCi diesel engine. It outputs an impressive 266Nm torque (or 236Nm in the auto). When paired with the automatic transmission option, it delivers 148bhp of power. One the other hand, the manual gearbox delivers 171bhp.
However, at motorway speeds, it is noisy and uncomfortable. This is due to the boxy dimensions and rather firm ride. The four-wheel-drive transmission is switchable. It works with hill start assist and hill descent control. So, this results in strong off-road ability.
The 2018 model has an estimated fuel consumption of 6L/100km for SUV /Diesel auto transmission. For manual transmission, the estimate is 8.2L/100km for ULP.
The X-Trail has an expensive look. This is due to its premium touches. The chrome highlights and privacy glass add to this look. Meanwhile, daytime running lights and LED tail-lights bring extra colour.
While the interior attempts to achieve the premium feel, too, some features fail at it.
This model uses piano black around the gear shifter surrounds and infotainment system. However, this gives a bit of a bit cheap look. In addition, it also tends to get easily dirty in little time.
The model features an infotainment system. However, in terms of technology, one finds it lacking. The navigation is easy to use, but the graphics are very low. In fact, you will not find smartphone connectivity like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto either. However, as if to compromise this, it has a cracking eight-speaker Bose sound system with DAB+ tuning.
In any case, the model comes with comfortable seats. In fact, there is ample leg and head space, both front and rear. While knee room is good, it is not great. In addition, the driver’s seat is a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The front passenger’s seat also is four-way power adjustable. One can also enjoy heated door mirrors, steering wheel, front seats and rear seats. Moreover, this model features leather-accented steering wheel and seats, too.
- Electronic stability control
- Side curtain airbags front row
- Driver and passenger front airbags
- Auto emergency braking system
- Reversing camera
- Side curtain airbags second row
The 2013 Nissan X Trail price in Sri Lanka starts around 6,950,000 LKR. For the 2018 model, the highest price is around 11,850,000 LKR.
The Nissan March, also known as the Nissan Micra, is a 3 door 4 / 5 seat hatchback model. Nissan launched a facelift for the March in 2007.
The 2007 Nissan March comes with a 1.4 L four-cylinder engine that makes 87 bhp of power at 5200 rpm. Its maximum torque is 128 N.m (94 lb.ft / 12.1 kgm) at 3200 rpm. It comes in four-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel consumption estimate for urban for automatic transmission is 8.7 L / 100 km. It is 5.7 L for extra-urban. For both combined, it is 6.8 L. It is 8.7 and 6.8 with the manual.
Moreover, it takes approximately 15 seconds to accelerate from 0 – 100 km / h.
This model features air conditioning, power mirrors, and power windows. It also has tilt adjustable power steering.
The infotainment system is not that advanced as it comes with only a radio, CD player. However, mp3, aux-in with 4 speakers are there. Moreover, there is a 12 volt power outlet.
In addition, the driver’s seat is height adjustable.
In this model, the overspray around window rubbers and under mudguards is a giveaway. One might also find any mismatch in the colour of adjacent panels.
This model’s safety features are as follows:
- Dual front airbags
- Anti lock braking
- Brake assist
- Central locking remote control
- Electronic brake force distribution
- Engine immobiliser
- Seatbelts – pretensioners front seats
- Active front-seat head restraints
- Front side bags (optional)
- Curtain airbags (optional)
The Nissan March price in Sri Lanka ranges from around 870,000 LKR for the 1999 model. It goes up to 2,900,000 LKR for the 2007 model.
The 2018 Nissan Patrol comes with a 5.6-litre direct-injected, quad-cam V8 petrol engine. It makes a claimed 298kW at 5800rpm and 560Nm at 4000rpm. Its power delivery is smooth and effortless. Moreover, it drives all four wheels constantly via a dual-range transfer case (2.679:1 in low range). It also uses equally fluent seven-speed automatic transmission.
Its fuel consumption is an estimated 14.4L/100km.
Depending on the trim, the vehicle offers either seven or eight seating capacities. In fact, the front row provides ample, arm-chair-like accommodation. In addition, the seats are also eight-way electrically adjustable, with heated and cooled leather-clad pews with memory. Moreover, the model offers a smooth driving experience with an electronically adjustable steering column. While the second-row is spacious, the third row lacks the legroom needed for adults.
The infotainment system comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen array with:
- standard satellite navigation
- CD and DVD player
- AM/FM radio
- 9GB hard drive
- Bluetooth connectivity
The sound system features a premium 13-speaker BOSE audio system. However, there is no digital radio (DAB+), Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity.
In addition, there are also tri-zone climate control with second-row controls and ventilation to all three passenger rows.
The Nissan Patrol model comes with rain-sensing wipers and dusk-sensing xenon headlights accompany front fog-lights and LED tail-lights.
The Patrol comes with:
- electronic chassis aids
- six airbags
- three-point (lap-sash) seatbelts in all seating positions
- ISOFIX child-seat anchor points in the outboard seating positions of the second row
- adaptive cruise control
- forward collision warning
- lane-departure and keeping technology
- blind-spot monitoring
- autonomous emergency braking
- 360-degree reversing camera with moving object detection
- tyre pressure monitoring
- front and rear parking sensors
- and keyless entry and ignition
The Nissan Patrol price in Sri Lanka ranges from around 16,800,000 LKR to 18,500,000 LKR for the 2013 to 2014 models.
Nissan Sunny FB15
The Nissan Sunny FB15 is a 4-door 5-passenger compact sedan car. It was in production from 1998 until 2006. However, there is still a good demand for this model in the Sri Lankan vehicle market, even now. This car is available in the two models “old shell” and “new shell”.
The Nissan Sunny comes with a 1497cc gasoline indirect injection QG15DE engine with 5 gear manual transmission. It generates 109ps(80kW) / 6000rpm.
Meanwhile, good fuel economy and the wide availability of spare parts plus easy maintenance make this car widely desirable. In fact, the fuel consumption of this model is 1L/12-13km in a city areas. On the other hand, for outstation it is around 1L/14-15km.
The Nissan Sunny FB15 model comes with fully automatic air conditioning.
As for the infotainment system, the old shell model has only AM/FM radio equipped cassette player. There is no CD player. So, being in the smartphone and wireless era, this is a drawback. Anyways, you cannot expect better in a model from more than a decade ago.
However, in the new shell model, there is a digital display with a touch A/C panel.
In the Nissan Sunny FB15 Splend model, there is a teak steering wheel.
Moreover, the Super Salon Grade model comes with headrests and armrests for the rear passenger seats. However, in the EX Saloon version, both these are absent.
The exterior of the FB15 features crystal headlights and nickel-finished grills. While the Super Saloon model gets fog lamps, the EX salon does not. In all the three versions, the door handles come with a nickel-finish.
In appearance, the old shell and new shell models differ mainly due to two features. One is the black strip available around the body of the old shell model. Moreover, the buffers of the old shell are narrower than the new shell model.
This model features;
- centralized door lock
- power window
- seat belts for all four seats
- airbags for front passenger and driver
In this model which stopped production in 2006, you do not get highly advanced safety features. So, traction control system, limited slip differential etc. are absent. However, there is an antilock brake system.
The Nissan Sunny FB15 price in Sri Lanka ranges from around 2,150,000 LKR to 2,875,000 LKR.
The Nissan models Leaf, X Trail, March, Patrol, and Sunny are the most popular Nissan models in Sri Lanka. They have a high demand in the vehicle market. Being Sri Lanka’s largest online marketplace, ikman identified these to be the top Nissan models in Sri Lanka. For that ikman used the search volumes and popularity of inventory on ikman.
In choosing the model that suits you the best among these five, take into consideration the follwoing factors:
- preference between a new and used car
- financial capabilities
- location (where you will drive the vehicle)
- fuel consumption levels to suit the level of traffic you drive in
- transmission options
- seating arrangements to fit your family members
- safety concerns
- storage requirements
- eco-friendly options
The rest of the accessories will come next in the list. For example, multimedia, interior architecture, exterior lighting arrangements, body colours etc. are wants. They are not needs.
So, make a list of your preferences to help yourself zero in on the perfect model. The next steps are simple. Just head to ikman cars to find your dream car at the best price, and you are good to go! Happy car hunting!
However, if you are interested in other brands such as Mitsubishi, Toyota, and Honda, do not worry! You can check out the respective buyer’s guides below.
- The top 5 Mitsubishi cars for sale in Sri Lanka
- 5 Most popular Toyota cars for sale in Sri Lanka
- The top 5 Honda cars for sale in Sri Lanka