Nissan has introduced the new Sylphy at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show, with the new sedan sporting a new look and featuring the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies to give drivers increased connectivity, comfort and confidence.
Nissan says that the new Sylphy comes with a new and more fuel-efficient powertrain, a wider stance, a lower center of gravity, improved aerodynamics plus a roomy and luxurious interior. Meanwhile, seamless connectivity features and a full suite of active safety technologies provide support for drivers.
“The 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 new Sylphy gives customers a whole new level of confidence and excitement, befitting of a leading family sedan.”
The lower profile and streamlined exterior of the Sylphy contribute to decreased wind resistance, with a drag coefficient of just 0.26 – equal to that of the Nissan GT-R. Signature Nissan features include the black grille with a three-dimensional V-motion design, bringing about a strong visual impact. The sides are defined by lean, striking proportions that create a sense of motion even when the car is stationary.
These dynamic exterior design cues hint at a number of key performance upgrades. The car is powered by a new HR16DE Gen3 intelligent drive engine with Xtronic transmission. Nissan says the new powertrain technologies boost engine stability and fuel efficiency and provide a linear, smooth driving experience. Steering, suspension and body rigidity have also been enhanced to improve handling and deliver a more solid driving feel.
The wide stance and long wheelbase allow for a spacious cabin where up to five people can ride comfortably in soft, 3D Multilayer ergonomic seats.
There’s an 8-inch center color display and the 7-inch, high-definition thin-film transistor monitor, which shows drive information and readings from the car’s sensors.
Among the Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies are seamless smartphone connectivity and intelligent voice command. The Integrated Dynamic Control Module 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 features include Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Cross Traffic Alert and Intelligent Driving Alert support the driver in anticipating and avoiding hazardous situations.