Beijing Motor Show – Nissan Sylphy
Last week during the Beijing Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the new generation of the Sylphy model which in the United States is known as the Sentra while in the Australia it’s sold under the Pulsar moniker. The compact four-door revealed at the car show in China comes with LED-brodered taillights and headlamps, along with a premium design even though this is a budget car.
Nissan says that the interior of the car will host high quality materials, while the capacity of the trunk is going to be one of the best in this segment. Some of the features worth mentioning include keyless push-button ignition, Intelligent Key and dual zone air conditioning system.
Under the hood of the Nissan Sylphy is a new 1.8-liter power unit that benefits from the variable valve timing technology, beehive valve springs that can diminish inertial loss and friction. This engine also features Diamond Like Carbon coating on the valve lifters which is hydrogen-free. This engine is mated to a next-gen XTRONIC continuously variable transmission that is more compact and lighter in comparison to previous designs, plus it also has a wider gear ratio range so CO2 emissions are lower than before.
The Nissan Sylphy is going to be manufactured in Guangzhou at the Dongfeng Nissan Huadu Plant and is scheduled to go on sale this summer. After the car makes its debut in China, it will be rolled out in the major markets across the world later on this year, while in 2014 it will be available in about 120 countries.