Sunday, November 30, 2008

Nissan Sylphy - Review

Nissan Sylphy

Nissan has been pretty active lately. With the latest being the Grand Livina and the Latio, Nissan recently launched the Sylphy. Seen as the successor of the Altima instead of the Cefiro, the 2.0 engine that comes with the new model boosts a new product line up for Edaran Tan Chong Motor, the Malaysian distributor of Nissan cars.

The name is known to have come from the workd ‘Sylph' and has not been exported much to many countries from Japan , which makes Malaysia the only country assembling the model here. one of the spokesman for Edaran Tan Chong announced that “Normally, a CKD model will have differences from the Japanese Domestic Model (JDM) to suit local requirements and also to cater for localization. With the Sylphy, this approach was not taken at the outset because of the limited volume. It also helps a lot that the Free Trade Agreement with Japan was signed in time for us to get the CKD parts much cheaper since the import duties have been virtually abolished. Nevertheless, we do intend to localize certain parts as time goes on since it can cut costs further,”

The engine power of the Sylphy is boosted by the CVT (Continously Variable Transmission) which comes with the XTRONIC which is an automatic transmission without gears. This computes to a very efficient fuel consumption which as rpoerted claims that the Sylphy drinks 16 kilometers per litre. Standard equipments include the ABS +EBD+Brake Assist, where ventilated brake discs are used at the front while in the read are drum breaks in within some 15 inch allow rims in a 195/65 tyres.

Interior wise, the Sylphy provides an ambience alike the ‘living room'. It is larger than Teana and definitely impress those who are impressed with the Latio. There are two main packages provided for by Tan Chong Motors, namely the Comfort and Luxury Packages respectively which costs RM112,800 and RM116,800 respectively, with the latter coming with leather upholstery, MP3 and a 6-CD audio changer.

Nissan Sylphy

Source : auto.com.my

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