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Nissan Sylphy • Price, Variants & Specifications

Nissan is making its presence felt in the Indian automobile market with its various models. It is now all set to introduce the Sylphy in the executive sedan category. This model will occupy the slot between the Teanna and the Sunny. It was first unveiled at the Beijing Auto show in 2011 and is expected to be launched in India in 2014. The price will vary between Rs 12 to 15 lacs. This model is in direct competition with the Renault Fluence, Toyota Corolla Altis, Volkswagen Jetta and the Skoda Laura.

Engine & Performance

The Sylphy is powered by 1.8l petrol engine which generates a top power of 131 bhp at 5200 rpm and a peak torque of 191 Nm at 4400 rpm. It is mated to a six speed manual transmission though an option for CVT (continuously variable transmission) will also be made available. It takes only 10.7 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph and easily touches a top speed of 180 kmph. There is a possibility that a later model with a 1.5l K9K diesel engine will later be introduced.

Mileage

It is expected that the Nissan Sylphy will have an average mileage of 16 kmpl. This will put this car in the lead in this category of sedan.

Exterior

The external look of the Nissan Sylphy is sleek and powerful. Rounded edges and curved lines create a flowing look. The front grille has four horizontal chrome bars. Swept back bi xenon headlights with front lighting system which allows the headlamps to light up whenever the car takes a turn completes the impressive front side of the car. U shaped air dams separate the fog lights hidden under the bumper. The bifurcated swept forward type rear tail lamps create an expensive look. The Nissan logo sits proudly on the boot lid decorated with chrome.

Interior

The interior is spacious and comfortable and is packed with features. There is ample headroom and legroom. Ergonomically designed seats with active headrests, Masumi material used on seats to preserve them from scratches, the versatile armrest on the rear seat that can be folded back to accommodate an extra passenger – all add to the elegance and luxury of the car. A number of clever storage spaces have been designed in the interior of the car for added convenience.

Features & Specifications

A number of innovative features have been incorporated in the Nissan Sylphy. The interior is made comfortable with automatic air conditioning with climate control while the six speaker music system provides ample entertainment. Intelligent key and keyless push button ignition are some other innovative features. Other features of this executive sedan includes tiltable power steering, rain sensing wipers, rear defogger, power windows, remote boot release and fuel filler, remote central locking, steering mounted controls, electric outside rear view mirrors and many more. Several safety features have also been built in the car. These include rear seat belts, four airbags, parking sensors, electronic stability program, anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution, active headrests, collapsible steering and zone body construction.

Comparison to other cars in the same segment

Compared to other executive sedans, the Sylphy is strong and is packed with features. however, other sedans like the Toyota Corolla Altis have more powerful engine capable of generating higher power.

The Nissan Sylphy have already been launched across several countries including Malaysia and other countries of south Asia. It remains a popular car in its segment. The car has also been introduced in USA, Canada and Brazil under different names. The Sylphy is expected to fill the gap in this category and represent Nissan easily in the competition.

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