Second country to introduce the Sylphy after China
The next-generation Nissan Sylphy (known in other markets as the Sentra) compact car was officially launched in Thailand over the weekend. Thailand is the second market to introduce the vehicle after its global reveal at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show in April.
The all-new 2013 Nissan Sylphy is being offered in Thailand with two engine variants a 116PS 1.6-liter HR16DE engine and a 131PS 1.8-liter MRA8DE engine and comes in either a 5-speed manual or an XTRONIC CVT automatic gearbox.
The Thai spec Sylphy's interior is garnished with lots of improvements ranging from steering wheel-integrated control buttons, to dual-zone automatic air conditioners with rear air vents and push button start system.
The third generation Nissan Sylphy now measures 4,615mm x 1,760mm x 1,495mm with a wheelbase measuring 2,700mm and boasts of a class-leading 510-liter luggage room capacity. Its exterior now features a lot of LED lighting and chrome trims.
Planned as a global car platform, the Sylphy will be sold in 120 countries. Thailand is expected to ship out the third generation Sylphy to its neighboring countries at the end of this year. The Sylphy retails in Thailand for 746,000 THB all the way up to 931,000 THB.
Nissan Motor Philippines Inc. mentioned that it will be introducing the new global Sentra sometime in 2013 to replace the current US-market Sentra 200 and the aging Pulsar-based Sentra that it sells.