Edaran Tan Chong Motor has unveiled initial details on the Nissan Sylphy that it will be launching soon on their website. I will list them here for your convenience. Showrooms are now taking bookings for the car.
The Nissan Sylphy will only feature one engine variant, which is the MR20DE engine. The 2.0 litre engine is a long stroke engine with variable valve timing producing 133 PS at 5,200rpm and 191Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. Power will go to the front wheels via an XTRONIC CVT transmission featuring gear ratios from 2.349 to 0.394.
The car’s suspension design uses an independent MacPherson strut setup with stabilizer at the front, and a torsion beam at the rear, presumably to improve boot space, which totals up to 504 litres. The car has ventilated disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear, with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist. The power steering system is of the electric type as opposed to a hydraulic system. Fuel tank size is 52 litres, and Nissan claims the car can travel 16km on 1 litre of fuel as tested under Japan’s 10-15 test mode.
The Nissan Sylphy’s 2700mm wheelbase is the equal to the Honda Civic’s which means impressive cabin space is highly likely. The Sylphy and the Civic have the longest wheelbase measurements among the C-segment sedans in Malaysia, with the Hyundai Elantra coming in second at 2641mm.
Safety features for the Nissan Sylphy include dual SRS airbags, driver double pre-tensioner seatbelt, front passenger single pre-tensioner seatbelt, an active head restraint, and ABS brakes. The car has a decent equipment list including an automatic headlamps which turn on when it is dark, headlamp aim control from within the cabin, fog lamps, speed-sensitive wipers, a single CD audio player with 4 door speakers and 2 front tweeters, a glass printed audio antenna, electrically adjustable and foldable wing mirrors, a foot-operated parking brake, and UV-cut windshield glass.
The interior is done up in sand beige with cherry wood trim, and the steering is wrapped with leather, with an anti-microbacterial coating. For the standard Comfort Package, the seats and door panels are wrapped with Masumi fabric, while the Luxury package upgrades these to combination leather. The Luxury package also adds a 6-CD audio player with Mp3 support, and full V-Kool tinting.
6 colour options are available: Tungsten Silver, Cecil Blue, Sapphire Black, Chardonnay Gold, Brilliant White and Twilight Grey. The following is an initial price list which could change (even the specifications above could change) when the car is finally launched:
Nissan Sylphy 2.0 Comfort Package – RM113,000
Nissan Sylphy 2.0 Luxury Package – RM117,000
Nissan Sylphy 2.0 Comfort Package – RM116,000
Nissan Sylphy 2.0 Luxury Package – RM120,000
Langkawi and Labuan
Nissan Sylphy 2.0 Comfort Package – RM76,000
Nissan Sylphy 2.0 Luxury Package – RM80,000
More images after the jump.
VIDEO: Nissan Sylphy TVC 1
VIDEO: Nissan Sylphy TVC 2