Just to give you an idea about its size, the Sylphy is categorized as a compact sedan and bridges the gap between the Sentra/Sunny and the larger Teana. From pictures, it's shaped like a downsized Teana, but injected front and back with inspiration from (of all places) a Lexus GS. Other notable physical attributes include LED tail lights and daytime running lights, and a strong outline that runs along the entire length of the car.
Like the Teana, the all-new Sylphy is blessed with luxurious amenities such as leather seats, Intelligent Key with an engine start-stop button, a dual-zone air-conditioning system, and a touch screen infotainment system. The addition of faux wood and silver accents on the dashboard and doors added to the vehicle's classy character.
As of the moment, the Chinese market will get a new 1.8-liter four-cylinder MR engine that gusts out 139 horses and is matched with Nissan’s proprietary Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Nissan, however, is keeping mum on the other engine options made available overseas to stir up excitement.
The all-new Nissan Sylphy will go on sale in China by the middle of this year and should find its way into 120 countries worldwide by 2014. In addition, Nissan North America also announced that this global model will be the basis for the 2013 Sentra.
Could the all-new Sylphy be a timely replacement to the current Mexican-built Sentra sold in our country? As of the moment, there’s no word yet from Nissan Motor Philippines Inc. (NMPI) whether or not the model will make it here. But if it does, we're certain that it'll be Nissan's golden ticket to the congested compact car market.