At the start of 2019, a facelifted Nissan Sylphy was unveiled in Singapore. The compact sedan, formerly known as the Sentra, surprised its Asian fans with its V-Motion grille and a few cabin updates.
However, three months after that previous update, Nissan seems to be making a practical joke by unveiling an all-new Sylphy at the Auto Shanghai 2019. Of course, it bears the brand’s V-Motion grille but this time it’s larger, more imposing, and ultimately brings the sedan closer to the new-generation Altima and the recently-unveiled Almera.
As an all-new model, the 2019 Nissan Sylphy promises better performance and enhanced driving experience, brought about by the car’s wider stance, lower center of gravity, and improved aerodynamics. Of note, the all-new Sylphy’s drag coefficient is down to just 0.26 – equal to that of the Nissan GT-R.
“The all-new Nissan Sylphy represents the full landing of Nissan Intelligent Mobility in China,” said Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “With an even more stylish design and advanced connectivity and safety technologies, the all-new Nissan Sylphy gives customers a whole new level of confidence and excitement, befitting of a leading family sedan.”
The 2019 Sylphy’s interior has also been improved to provide a roomier cabin than before, especially with the car’s longer wheelbase. A three-outlet air conditioning system comes standard, which supplies air separately to the left and right front seats and to the back seats.
Just like new Nissan cars these days, the 2019 Sylphy will have the Nissan Intelligent Mobility in its list of high-tech features. It has an Integrated Dynamic Control Module that uses targeted brake applications after the vehicle encounters a bump or undulation to immediately improve the level of the body, enhancing ride quality.
Additional technologies to assist the driver include Intelligent Trace Control, Intelligent Ride Control, and Emergency Brake for pedal misapplication. Safety technologies are also added, such as Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Cross Traffic Alert, and Intelligent Driving Alert to mitigate and avoid hazardous situations.
As for the powertrain, the 2019 Sylphy will be powered by the all-new Nissan HR16DE Gen3 intelligent drive engine with Xtronic transmission. This new tech aims to boost engine stability and fuel efficiency while providing a linear, smooth driving experience. Steering, suspension, and body rigidity have also been enhanced for better handling.
No power output ratings have been disclosed, though, nor is the car's global availability. We’ll be on the lookout for these bits of information once revealed.