In almost 4 years that the Nissan SYLPHY has been in the Malaysian market, it has introduced thousands of motorists to a new level of comfort and refinement in the mid-sized sedan segment. As evidence of being the best-value choice in its class, it was picked by the authoritative AUTOCAR ASEAN as the magazine’s Overall Car of the Year shortly after it was launched in Malaysia.
Now, for 2012, the Nissan SYLPHY takes another leap forward with updates and upgrades that enhance its exterior styling and give even better value for money to customers. The 2012 Nissan SYLPHY is available in 2.0XL and 2.0XV versions to suit different buyer needs and budgets. “Nissan does not allow its models to become stale or boring and constantly provides upgrades to keep them fresh. We are confident that the new 2012 Nissan SYLPHY will win over more Malaysians, especially young executives who are looking for a refined sedan with the best value for money,” said Dato’ Dr Ang Bon Beng, the Executive Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM).
While the clean overall design is maintained, there are new front and rear bumpers; a new chrome grille with a bolder design; and revised front and tail-lamps which complement the styling. To suit different tastes, there are five distinctive colour choices specially selected to complement the modern image of the Nissan SYLPHY: Bronze Gold, Tungsten Silver, Sapphire Black, Twilight Grey and Brilliant White.
The 2012 Nissan SYLPHY is powered by the all-aluminium MR20DE 2.0-litre 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine with Drive-by-Wire technology for enhanced responsiveness. With ECCS, electronic fuel injection system and continuously variable valve timing control (CVTC), this proven engine delivers superb fuel economy with strong performance from no less than 133ps of power and 191Nm of torque. The engine is paired with Nissan’s 3rd Generation Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (X-CVT). This combination results in superb fuel economy with refined yet powerful acceleration.
Both versions, which have a black interior theme with fine cherry wood trim, come with a new silver-ringed combi-meter design incorporating a Multi-Information Display; and a new audio system head-unit with MP3 and Auxiliary input. For convenience, the door mirrors can be folded at the touch of a button while the air-conditioning system (now with a temperature display) has an automatic setting to maintain a consistent desired temperature throughout the cabin. Everyone will also appreciate the comfort provided by the Masumi seat fabric and the sofa-like rear seat concept. Read more after the jump.
The SYLPHY 2.0XV comes with 16-inch 7-spoke alloy wheels, intelligent key (i-Key) keyless entry and engine-start system, and leather steering wheel with audio controls. The SYLPHY 2.0XV also has bi-xenon projector headlamps with an Active Front-lighting System (AFS) - the only car in its class in Malaysia to offer this safety feature. This lighting system, with manual aiming control, provides powerful long-range illumination and optimum visibility in all weather conditions.
And talking of safety, the 2012 Nissan Sylphy comes equipped with dual front SRS airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, front seat Active Head Restraints and Zone Body construction with front and rear crushable zones. An auto-light system mode will automatically switch on the headlights when lighting conditions become dim (such as when entering a basement carpark).
The 2012 Nissan SYLPHY is available with an on-the-road price of RM117,880.00 for the 2.0XL and RM127,880.00 for the 2.0XV. The prices are inclusive of insurance, road tax, registration fee and ownership claim fee in East Malaysia. For a limited period, all purchasers will also get an aerokit free of charge with each new SYLPHY.
ETCM is currently offering a 3-year or 100,000 km warranty (whichever comes first) and low interest hire purchase rates starting from 2.50% per annum, subject to terms and conditions.