The Nissan Sylphy has been recently launched in Thailand where the model has received a CVT and improved engines, along with a starting price set at 746,000 baht.
Thailand is the second market to receive the Nissan Sylphy after China and, according to the Japanese based automaker, the model will also arrive in other markets in Asia, Oceania and the Middle East, because it was designed as a global car. In total, the Nissan Sylphy will arrive in 120 countries and its sales are expected to reach 550,000 units annually by 2014.
The new Nissan Sylphy is 50 mm shorter than the outgoing version, at 4,615 mm, and 60 mm wider at 1,760 mm, while its wheelbase has remained unchanged at 2,700 mm. The model is receiving a 1.6 liter engine with Twin C-VTC (Twin Continuously-Variable Timing Control, intake and exhaust), along with a class first dual injector fuel system, which is developing a total output of 116 PS And 154 Nm of torque, available at 4,000 rpm. The unit can be mated to a five-speed manual or to the new CVT.
The top of the line Nissan Sylphy will be offered, in Thailand, with a larger 1.8 liter engine, which is generating 131 PS and 174 Nm of torque, available from 3,600 rpm. The unit is mated to a CVT in standard. The Sylphy range in Thailand starts from 746,000 baht for the base 1.6 MT and it can go up to 931,000 baht for the 1.8 V Navi CVT.