Nissan is a big player the compact car and mid-size car segment. The company recently unveiled their new global compact sedan named Sylphy, the compact sedan which pitches against the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, and you saw it here first at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show in China. In the US, it’ll be called the Sentra.
Apart from the addition of daytime-running LEDs, new headlamps and a new grille, it isn’t exactly worlds apart from the previous-gen model when you look at it from the outside. Interior amenities include dual-zone air con and keyless ignition.
Powering the new Sylphy for China is Nissan’s familiar 1.8 litre MR engine which is offered with Nissan’s Twin C-VTC technology. Like Toyota’s Dual VVT-i, the system continually alters the opening of both inlet and exhaust valves to suit driving conditions. The result is better fuel efficiency and more power.
The Sylphy will be produced at Nissan’s DongFeng Huadu Plant in the Guangzhou province and will be hitting local Chinese dealers in mid 2012. The rest of the approximate 120 countries across the globe will sell this model ultimately by 2014, covering the major markets in 2012 itself.
In India, the new worldly Nissan compact to be a Corolla-Cruze challenger, if Nissan plans to get it here, which seems pretty likely? No official statement has been issued by the company, so let’s wait to hear any comments from them but we would keep a close eye on Sylphy/Sentra’s developments.
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