Chinese bestseller: Nissan introduced in Shanghai new Sylphy

Chinese bestseller: Nissan introduced in Shanghai new Sylphy

The Nissan introduced in Shanghai new Sylphy is its most sold model in China. In other markets, the compact sedan known as the Nissan Sentra.

Last year Nissan Sylphy became the absolute bestseller of the Chinese market – was sold 481 216 PCs, but in early 2019, the first escaped the eternal competitor, the Volkswagen Lavida, and now again Sylphy is a runner-up in January-February, sold 93 886 68 and 800 units respectively. To return the Nissan leadership needs to help change generations Sylphy, premiere of new items took place in the framework of the Shanghai motor show.

Unfortunately, information about the car are scarce, but Chinese media reported that the new car became larger than the predecessor: the wheelbase increased by 12 mm to 2712 mm, length up to 10 mm 4641 mm, width of 55 mm and 1815 mm, but the height decreased by 53 mm to 1450 mm, that is profile Sylphy began to look rapidly and prosemite. The manufacturer claims that coefficient CX of the new body is outstanding of 0.26 – one of the best indicators in the class.

Also, the official release stated that under the bonnet of the new Sylphy installed a brand new 1.6-liter HR16DE gasoline engine of the third generation, but does not mention its characteristics. Chinese colleagues claim that the motor of the former, which at the local Nissan consumer website labeled as HR16 and gives a maximum 125 HP and 168 Nm. In a couple of new motor assigned to the Xtronic CVT, while the current is also available with a 5-speed manual gearbox. In addition, the current Sylphy in the top configuration is equipped with a 1.8-liter engine MRA8 (139 HP, 174 Nm) complete with a CVT, but whether this power unit, the new Sylphy is still unknown.

The exterior design is typical of modern cars are Nissan, and in this sense the Sylphy very similar two days earlier in the US budget Versa little sedan, but the interior was a pleasant surprise! Terrible to say, but the front panel, especially around the center console, reminiscent of supercars Ferrari – color design, the leather upper and the shape of the ducts. In the upper part of a touch-sensitive 8-inch screen multimedia system, which, however, for further convenience, there are two analog whirlings on the edges and the physical hot keys on the lower perimeter.

Prices, options, and date of start of sales is not yet announced but is likely in the coming months, the new Sylphy will appear in the showrooms of Chinese dealers. Also not far off the North American premiere of the clone with the name of Sentra in the US, this compact sedan is also very popular, though inferior in sales Civico Honda, and Toyota Corolla (in 2018 sold 213 046, 325 760 and 732 303 units respectively).