Nissan Sylphy SV Thailand-01

Nissan Thailand has released a sportier looking variant of the latest Nissan Sylphy. The Nissan Sylphy SV (we’re not sure what it stands for, but not Super Value for sure!) comes with a bodykit and a black interior to replace the standard light coloured cabin.

The mild bodykit consists of front, rear and side skirts, plus a boot spoiler with integrated third brake light. There’s also an SV badge on the boot. Not quite Sentra Nismo, but it does look a touch sportier. Those alloys, painted in Hyper Black, look similar to the rims on the Nissan Pulsar. The five-door Pulsar is the hatchback version of the new Sylphy.

The 852,000 baht (RM82,500) SV is based on the 1.6L Sylphy, and there are no technical changes. Under the hood is a HR16DE four-pot with 116 PS and 154 Nm of torque, mated to a CVT transmission. Nissan Thailand also sells a 1.8L Sylphy with 131 PS/174 Nm. We were in the Land of Smiles in August last year for the ASEAN debut of new Sylphy – click here to see the pics and read a mini test drive report.

If you’re wondering when it will come to Malaysia, the answer is Q2 2014, according to a site visit report by HLIB Research.