The Nissan Sylphy is the successor of the legendary Nissan Sentra. In other parts of the world, it is known as the Nissan Pulsar. Its first generation was released in 2000 under the name G10 or N16 series Bluebird Sylphy.
The second generation, bearing the B platform engineered by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, was launched in 2005 at the Tokyo Motor Show. In 2012, the third generation Nissan Sylphy was revealed at the Beijing Auto Show.
In the Philippines, the new Nissan Sylphy was unveiled in March 2014 along with the Nissan Altima.
Compared to other sedans available today, this Sylphy’s exterior is subtle, which is an advantage. Amidst over-designed cars roaming around, it is refreshing to see a refined vehicle that provides the same performance.
The Nissan sedan’s front bears a decent-sized chrome grille. It is partnered with Xenon headlamps that brighten better than traditional bulbs, and standard LED daytime running lights.
Its elongated silhouette measuring 4,615mm long, 1,760mm, and 1,495mm tall has sleek curves providing a modern and clean vibe. Its rounded rear features arrow-shaped LED taillights.
Five fully grown adults can fit inside the Sylphy’s spacious cabin. It's light or dark toned with either leather or fabric upholstery depending on the variant. The dashboard is made with high-quality plastic and is equipped with a unique gauge system that displays clear information. The second row is fitted with storage pockets in the rear doors and a folding center armrest with cupholders. Cargo loading is easy thanks to its trunk capacity of 510 liters.
Technology & Safety Features
The Sylphy’s entertainment is provided by the touchscreen interface connected to six speakers. It also comes with a smart key for locking and unlocking doors, a button for start/stop engine, dual climate control system, and power-folding outside mirrors efficient on tight spaces.
For safety, it is equipped with a good number of SRS airbags, an anti-lock braking system with brake assist, vehicle immobilizer, and electronic brake distribution.
Platform & Chassis
The Nissan Sylphy is built using the Nissan V platform that is also utilized by the Nissan Almera. On the front, the reliable Macpherson Strut is used for suspension while the rear is equipped with a torsion beam axle. Braking is assisted by a vented disc at the front and disc at the back.
Engine & Drivetrain
This dependable Nissan sedan runs using either a 1.6-liter or a 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder, 16-valve Dual Overhead Cam engine depending on the variant. Respectively, the Sylphy produces 116 hp with 154Nm and 129 hp with 174 Nm.