Nissan launches all-new Sylphy in Japan

05/12/2012 - 16:03 | ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

Nissan Sylphy front three quartersThe all new Nissan Sylphy has hit the land of the rising sun. Nissan has released all the official details of the Slyphy for the Japanese market. In Nissan’s portfolio, the Sylphy sits between the Sunny and the Teana.

The Sylphy was introduced in the Thailand market back in August with plans to introduce it in the more than 120 countries. Just like the Nissan Sunny, the Sylphy is also developed as a global car which means it doesn’t require any modifications to the core product before launching it in any specific market.

Being a D Segment car, the Sylphy’s design tilts towards a more conservative side. It has all the regular malarkey such as LED-accented headlamps and tail lamps, a chrome grill, alloys wheels etc. For a complete product deep dive, we suggest you go through this article.

In Japan, the Nissan Sylphy will be powered by an all new 1.8L MRA8DE engine mated to a next-generation XTRONIC CVT with sub-planetary gear for smooth gear changes. This DOHC petrol mill makes 116 PS and 154 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Nissan claims an FE of 15.6km/L on a Japanese cycle. The suspension is tuned for comfort and consists of MacPherson struts up front and a rear torsion beam.

Quite a lot of safety kit as well –

  • Xenon headlights with Auto light system
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control
  • ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution) and Brake Assist
  • SRS air bag system for driver and front passenger
  • Side air bag system and SRS curtain air bag system for driver and front passenger

The Nissan Sylphy is priced from 1,937,250 yen to 2,389,800 yen (12.84 lakhs to 15.84 lakhs INR) with a sales target of 600 units a month.

Back home, Nissan India is very much quiet about the launch of Slyphy. Considering Nissan has no contender in the D segment market (a segment that has been growing consistently), it make a lot of sense to consider the Slyphy for the Indian market. We will keep tracking the Slyphy because we think that it has a very bright future in India.


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