Nissan Sylphy Review
Nissan Sylphy Price
Nissan Sylphy or Nissan Sentra for the Indian market will be a new sedan by the Japanese car maker that has two offerings already in place in this category– Nissan Sunny and Nissan Teana. The Nissan sedan expected to be priced at Rs 12 lakh, will be positioned above the Sunny. In India, the Sylphy could arrive by this name or as Sentra, the name with which Nissan sells it in America. The introduction of Sylphy will be able to fill the void between the Teana and Sunny.
Nissan Sylphy Launch date
The 2 L engine powered car is expected to arrive in India later this year when the country’s car market will see maximum launches and it will be a bumper Diwali this year for national and international car makers. The Sylphy, a name that is perhaps derived from Sylph (An elemental being believed to inhabit the air) will be just proving its name right. Nissan has great expectations with Sylphy and after the recent unveil at the Beijing Motor Show, the car maker hopes to launch it in major car markets by this year end and in all 120 countries across globe in the next two years.
Nissan Sylphy Review by Expert
There are reports that suggest that for India, the Sylphy sedan could get a 1.8 L engine option as well. However, it is believed that the 1.8 L would be certain for India, as it will somehow make the car more affordable. The car will have XTRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The new generation Sylphy (or Sentra) revealed at the Beijing Motor Show will soon replace the Sentra and starting China it will be launched in other parts of the world with regional changes and changes in nomenclature as well. It will be launched in China soon.
The Sylphy will be a typically Japanese car albeit with an emphasis on comfort and other features. The car has a lot of similarities with a sylph. The Malaysian model of Sylphy that is expected to arrive in India in toto has Bi-Xenon projector headlamps with Active Front-Lighting System (AFS) apart from all new chrome plated grille and new bumper at the front. The new Sylphy also has revised alloys with seven spoke 16 inch design. At the rear as well the tail lamps are dazzling enough and are take shape of sylphyan curves. On the inside the new Nissan car will have plush and lots of space. Black fabric seats and an ultra sporty dark interior will characteristically give it an unmatched sports car looks. The car will feature an intelligent key that will enable keyless entry and start-up.
In India the Sylphy sedan by Nissan will be competing with Volkswagen Vento, Honda City, Toyota Corolla Altis, Chevrolet Cruze and Skoda Laura. Since the price bracket is dense, there seems to be tough road ahead for Nissan Sylphy in India.
Nissan Sylphy Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
Nissan Sylphy is expected to be launched in petrol version only. However, a diesel powered model is also imminent. The petrol powered car Sylphy despite of having 133 PS on the power output manages to have a decent mileage of around 16.32 kmpl which is quite exceptional for a car of this size. The Sylphy is also low on carbon emissions with only 193 g/kg CO2 output. Thus it is high on power but low on emissions and exhaust emissions. A mileage of 16.32 kmpl on petrol could lead it in the segment.
Nissan Sylphy Models ans Features
|Nissan Sylphy 2.0 XL Comfort
|This is the entry level Sylphy sedan that will be powered by a 1997 cc petrol engine with a lot of features as standard. These will include black interiors, wood trims, automatic air conditioning, power windows, airbags, rear parking sensors and a lot of other features.
|Nissan Sylphy 2.0 XL Luxury
|This is the next trim level of the car and it has leather combination interior and V-Kool elite tinting besides the features of the XL Comfort model.
|Nissan Sylphy 2.0 XV Premium
|This is the top model of the car that has a lot of new features. The engine and other power delivery is the same as the entry level car. This model has intelligent key, leather steering that has audio control mounted on it. Besides this, the car also has Bi Xenon headlamps with auto focus and four speakers and two tweeters based audio system.
A car with 1.8L engine is also expected but not confirmed yet.
Nissan Sylphy Engine, Power and Performance
The Nissan Sylphy engine is MR20DE codenamed 4-cylinder, In-line, DOHC with CVTC (Continuously Variable-valve Timing Control) that comes integrated with a balancer shaft in order to reduce engine vibration and thus reduces engine noise and offers enhanced quieter interiors. The engine is petrol powered and has a displacement of 1997 cc the outputs 133 PS of power at 5200 rpm and a peak torque of 191 Nm at 4400 rpm. The engine has integrated electronic fuel injection system in place the enable smooth inflow of the unleaded petrol vapors inside the engine pots.
The 2 L engine is all aluminium made and has been specially designed to offer high performance at lower speeds and at high speeds on the highway as well.
Notably, there are reports that a 1.8 L based Nissan Sylphy will also be launched in India that will reduces its price further. Also, it could be possible that Nissan could think of introducing the 1.5 L Nissan Sunny engine onto the Nissan Sylphy with high power output.
In tandem with the XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission system, the Nissan car performs well on the road. This system enables the car to have efficient gear shift leading to greater acceleration. Smoother gearshift also ensures fuel efficiency of the engine. In order to boost the performance and a smoother ride, Nissan has put in ripple control shock absorbers. This not only guarantees smoother ride but also reduces noise and vibration so as to ensure a quieter journey inside the Nissan Sylphy.
Nissan Sylphy Pickup and Acceleration
The Nissan Sylphy is a family or executive car and thus it need not have a sports car type acceleration to zoom in to 100 kmph in just under 5 seconds. But with 133 PS engine under the bonnet that too silent that one cannot even hear the sound of the engine inside is sufficient for the car to push it to a 100 kmph mark in 10.7 seconds. The top speed of the car is 180 kmph. At this acceleration, the Sylphy easily matches to even wild expectations.
|Acceleration (0-100 kmph)
|2.0L, 4 Cylinder, Petrol Engine
|133 / 5200
|191 / 440
Nissan Sylphy Interiors and Features
Three words best describe the interiors of Nissan Sylphy. These are Comfort, Elegance and Practicality. The Sylphy can accommodate five people comfortably. To enter, there is an intelligent key that can be put in the bag or pocket and by just pushing the button on the handle the door opens. Besides the engine can also be started and stopped without the need of inserting the key.
The inside is a manifestation of occupant’s safety, comfort, and convenience. The ergonomically designed seats with active headrests match perfectly to offer comfort seating and safety. Designed on the theme called S Motion, the interiors of the Nissan Sylphy focus towards the centerpiece of the cabin. The rear seats have versatile armrest that can be folded to accommodate another member at the rear. The seats have Masumi material that makes the seats soft yet preserves them from scratches. Since the roof of the car is dome shaped, there is enough of headroom at the front and since it is almost 4.6 meters long, it has ample legroom for the rear passengers as well.
All around the interiors there are small pockets for some or the other things or utility items so that the occupants never have difficulty in finding a place to place their goggles, magazines, cups or water bottles etc. Another unique interior design is the central compartment just behind the gear lever whose two compartment cover folds back 180 degrees and becomes a tray for the rear passengers. Besides, it can hold a handbag or a laptop easily.
With a total interior length of 2115 mm, the Nissan Sylphy offers comfortable seating for the front and rear passengers. In addition to it, automatic air conditioning takes care of the cooling or heating whichever is necessary coupled with the UV and heat reducing tinted glasses that keep the interiors always cool. Above all, the 6 speaker audio system with controls also on the steering makes every ride in the Sylphy memorable and enjoyable.
Nissan Sylphy Exterior and Features
The Nissan Sylphy exteriors are designed to give a sleek look to the car. Overall, one may mistake it with a Nissan Sunny from the sides, but overall, the car is one of the cars that Nissan has designed with utmost intricate details.
Exteriors of Nissan Sylphy include only and only curves and almost none steep lines. Giving a look at the front and one could mistake it with an SUV as well if it were on 17 inchers. The front grille that has four horizontal bars clad in chrome, put forth an image of the car that there it is an executive sedan. The headlamps unit of the Sylphy is almost unique. It has bi xenon headlights that come with active front lighting system that light up as soon as Nissan Sylphy takes a turn or while taking a curve. The headlights are swept back types.
The fog lamps are hidden intelligently on the front bumper with a U shaped air dam separating them. The 15 inch and 17 inch seven spoke alloys grab your attention as soon as one moves to the sides. From the front side angle, the Sylphy and the Sunny has close resemblances and the rear of the both is almost similarly designed except for some changes. The Sylphy lacks the macho looking side fenders and the rear wheels almost lack the moulds. The car has body colored door handles, and outside rear view mirrors. The height of the Sylphy is 1.5 m and one has to walk 4.6 meters to arrive at the rear of the car.
The rear that is in toto styling with the front appearance is aerodynamically designed and the boot hood is smaller as most of the rear part is occupied by the rear windscreen. The tail lamps are bifurcated between the side rear fender and the boot and are swept forward types to accommodate visibility of indicators during side turning. There is chrome work on the boot lid and on the top of the lid rests the Nissan logo. The rear bumper has rear parking sensors that are body colored. There is also a warning light inside the windscreen visible just above the boot.
Safety Features in Nissan Sylphy
First in the Nissan Sylphy safety features is the Bi Xenon headlamps that come fitted with Active front lighting system. This system provides additional visibility during turns and at crossing at night. Also, the headlamps turn on automatically as soon as it gets dark outside or if the car passes through a tunnel. The driver can manually adjust the height and focus of the headlamps. In addition to this, the fog lamps are there and an additional warning light is there at the rear. The wipers are rain sensing and also speed up with the speed of the car. There are also dual SRS airbags expected as standard along with Electronic Brakeforce distribution and Antilock braking system, and Brake Assist. Besides, there are active headrests, collapsible steering and zone body construction that ensure that occupants remain safe. The Nissan Sylphy safety features also includes pedestrian safety mechanism.
Nissan Sylphy Driving and Handling
A 2 L 133 PS engine with injection system is highly responsive. Also, the suspension system with ripple control absorbs the deepest of the bumps. The balancing system ensures a quieter interiors and a balanced ride. An electric power steering responds to even the slightest move with a finger. The Nissan Sylphy road tests and user reviews across the nations in which it is available now confirms that it is one of the best cars in the segment to have such quieter and well responsive driving and handling. The CVT transmission is highly responsive and one feels the car accelerate as soon as the pedal is pressed.
Nissan Sylphy Accessories
The accessories for Nissan Sylphy lose their worth as the car in itself comes with a lot of features as standard. However for those who love to have some toppings on this already attractive piece of cake can have 15 or 17 inch alloy options of three packages that are part of the three models – Comfort package, Luxury package, and Premium package.
These packages offer one or the other additions to the standard equipment and the premium package is the most sought after as it adds a leather steering wheel, intelligent key, 4 door speakers and tweeters, along with Bi Xenon projector type headlamps.
Nissan Sylphy Conclusion
Nissan Sylphy is a car that is capable of casting a spell on the car buyers with its exhaustive features and top notch attention to safety. Driver’s convenience is at the prime and it can be called a car that does everything to be small family or executive car. The Nissan Sylphy price too is expected to remain around Rs 12 lakh, making it stand in direction competition with specially Toyota Corolla Altis besides others. Thus why one should prefer Sylphy over the tried and tested offerings in India in the segment? It is the looks, may be others have better one, or is it the convenience, others too boast the same.
It is in fact the features at this price tag that perhaps take the Sylphy to establish itself in the segment. Also, being a new addition to the segment will definitely give it an edge and it may also cash on the popularity of the Nissan Sunny.