Nissan Motors expands its e-POWER lineup with the electrified version of the Nissan Sylphy. It is also the automaker’s first sedan to get the revolutionary powertrain. That said, the car relies more on electricity than fossil fuels to make it an economical choice in its segment.
The Chinese market will be the first one to get the Sylphy e-POWER. While the brand is cutting back on a few sedans, they are still open to improving them, and this model serves as a testament to that. As mentioned, the Sylphy shares the same e-POWER technology that’s found on some of its stablemates including the Nissan Note, Kicks, and Serena.
A few months back, Nissan announced that the Sylphy (the Sentra and Sunny in other markets) would get the e-POWER powertrain but did not release any information or photos about the vehicle. Now, however, things have changed as images have surfaced only of the said model At a glance the e-POWER Nissan Sylphy still sports the same design as the standard sedan but with a few minor changes here and there to help differentiate it from its gasoline powered counterparts.
Like the other aforementioned models, the Nissan Sylphy e-POWER could also have the same 1.2-liter 3-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that churns out 81 hp and 110 Nm of torque. The said mill is paired with an electric motor that should produce 134 hp and 110 Nm of torque. While we’re still not sure with these performance figures, it is important to note that Nissan has yet to officially disclose the actual specifications. Though granted that the automaker didn’t make any major changes between the figures of the other e-POWER models, there is a chance that the Sylphy might also possess the same numbers.
As the Nissan Sylphy is set to enter the Chinese market first, it will take some time for it to transition into another market. Nissan Philippines currently still sells the sedan, however, this is the older gasoline powered generation of the vehicle. If the automaker were to bring the e-POWER Sylphy into our market, they might have to compete with established hybrid vehicles in the segment such as the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid and Hyundai Ioniq.