Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. is Japan's second largest automotive company with its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. It is committed to drive growth across the ASEAN region and it believes that Philippines is one of the key markets in the region and an important component to achieve its goals. With the new Sylphy, Nissan has marked its entry into the compact family car segment. This 5 door sedan looks very sleek and stylish yet retaining its aggressive feel.
Engine, mileage and variants
The automaker offers three variants for this model namely 1.6 L base MT, 1.6 L upper CVT and 1.8 L upper CVT. All the trim levels has a DOHC, 4 cylinder, 16 valve engine. The variants powered by 1.6 litre engine deliver a maximum power of 116 PS at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 154 Nm at 4000 rpm while the 1.8 litre engine gives a maximum power of 131 PS at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 174 Nm at 3600 rpm. The 1.6 litre engine sips 6.2 litre of fuel for travelling 100 km and can accelerate from naught to 100 kmph in 11.7 seconds.
The overall look of the car is very attractive and it would definitely turn some heads on the road. The dimensions of the car measure 4615 mm x 1760 mm x 1495 mm (L x W x H) which makes it look dynamic. Towards the front it has got xenon headlamps and LED accent lamps which not only looks very astonishing but also gives a clear visibility at night. The chrome front grille is embedded with a prominent company logo at the center which makes the front profile distinctive. Its LED rear combination lamps are designed to harmonize with the curved body line and hence give it a smooth look. The 1.6 L variant is employed with 16 inch alloy wheels with tires of size 195/60 R16 while the 1.8 L variant is employed with 17 inch alloy wheels with tires of size 205/50 R17.
Open the doors, and this car doesn't fail to impress. As soon as you enter it you can see premium leather all around it making it more desirable. Though it hasn't got a fantastic headroom but its light toned interior gives a feel of more spaciousness and airiness. It also comes with one of the biggest trunk space at 518 litres. With the luminescent dashboard light, the meter display gets a better visibility and brighter look. The center console glove box with large capacity and center console retractable cup holders provides you the space which you need to keep petty things. Its blessed with those comfortable bucket seats that hug you from the back and gives you the feel of your favourite couch. The additional comfort features of this car are dual climate control auto A/C and center arm rest accompanied by Sony XAV sound system.
Safety, braking and miscellaneous
The manufacturer has given this sedan an array of proficient safety features. It comes with world class safety of a super strong structure to deal with the shock impact in order to protect passenger. Its also equipped with dual SRS airbags which reduces the degree of possible injury to the driver and front seat passenger. If we talk about the braking features, it has anti lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and brake assist (BA) along with four wheel disc brake which helps you to stop more efficiently during a sudden brake.
If you are looking for an economical sedan offering good performance alongwith copious of comfort features, then Nissan Sylphy is definitely a bargain for you.