The new Sylphy boasts an all-new design, well, we think it resembles a down-sized Altima, which is not bad actually. Most importantly, it has been given one of the largest interior volumes in its class, along with increased rear seat legroom and enhanced trunk capacity.
Behind the skin, the Sylphy runs on a new platform that is lighter than the previous design, shaving by up to five percent weight reduction when compared to the previous model. While the interior is packed with almost every conceivable creature comfort, such as keyless entry, push-start button, dual zone air conditioning, you have the choice of interior trim in black, or “marble grey”. Beige, essentially.
Powering this new sedan is a 130 hp, 175 Nm 1.8-litre or a 116 hp 154 Nm 1.6-litre engine mated to a next-gen Xtronic CVT with a wider ratio that promises better cruising capabilities for better more responsive acceleration. If you’re still curious, the Sylphy runs on independent strut front suspension with a torsion beam serving rear duties.
The launch price for the Sylphy 1.6-litre and the 1.8-litre is $127,800 and $147,800 respectively. Prices include COE. Both variants of the Sylphy are entitled to a $5,000 CEVS Rebate.