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Friday, July 11, 2008

Nissan Sylphy Malaysia





Edaran Tan Chong Malaysia has unveiled Nissan Sylphy to Malaysian market, the 3rd brand new model after Latio and Grand Livina. Under the bonnet of Nissan Sylphy is a 2.0-litre MRDE20 engine which can produce up to 98kW/133 ps of power at 5200rpm and 191NM or torque at 4400rpm. More importantly is 90% of the torque is available from 2000 rpm, which makes it a pleasure machine to drive at city traffic. The MR20DE is a all-aluminium, 4-cylinder twin cam engine with 16-valve. The engine also has Convinuously-Variable Valve Timing (CVTC) to optimize air and fuel intake.


Nissan Sylphy is fitted with XTRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). This is the first locally assembled model comes with CVT. The XTRONIC CVT is more superior that ordinary auto-transmission because it can help to improve fuel-economy and gear-shift is super-smooth. This is due to XTRONIC CVT can make use of engine power efficiently at all time to deliver optimum torque at any power demand.


Nissan Sylphy is fitted with Electric Power Steering (EPS) system which will change the steering wheel to light and effortless while driving at low speed and become firm while on high speed. The power steering in Sylphy gets power from electric motor instead of engine-driven hydraulic pump. This in effect will help to reduce power loss and improve fuel-economy. The power steering in Sylphy enable you to make sharp u-turn with its 5.3 meters turning radious.


Nissan Sylphy is sharing the same platform with Nissan Latio and Grand Livina, which was jointly developed by Renault and Nissan. Nissan Sylphy has a great balance between ride confort and handling.Thanks to the Ripple Control Shock Absobers, which let you take corner confidently and provides comfortable ride even on bumpy road.

On tyres and braking system, Nissan Sylphy comes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist. It has ventilated discs in the front and drums at behind. The Sylphy is fitted with 15-inch alloy wheels and Yokohama 195/65 tyres as standard.

The creamy interior and high quality wood panelling give the classy feeling. The seat is made from soft and scratch-proof Masumi fabric material. Leather seats are available in Luxury package. The are ample of leg's room for front and rear passengers. The high quality fabric material cushioned the door panel makes the cabin even more luxury. The UV green glass used in Nissan Sylphy can block 87% of harmful UV to Sylphy's interior.




Another thing to highlight is the 10-litres multiple-use center console between the 2 front-seat that allow you to put many things, such as handbag, briefcase, laptop bag, mobile phone, keys, coins and business cards. The centre console can also be flipped back 180 degrees to become a tray for rear passengers. You can also hang grocery bags and teh tarik on the hooks on the console.





In terms of safety, Nissan Sylphy received 6-Star rating for Safety by Japanease New Car Assessment Program. The Sylphy not only takes care of its driver visibility but also other road users with its Complex Surface Reflector (CSR) halagon headlamps that can improve illumination while reducing glare for oncoming vehicles. The Sylphy not only taking care of your safety while on the ride, but to the extend even after you alighted from the car with the "Follow Me Home" feature. With this feature, you can let the headlamps switched on to illuminates your dark car porch or surrondings even when the ignition is off. When you no longer need to headlamps illumination, you can turn it off with a presss on the remote control.

Edaran Tan Chong Malaysia is offering the Nissan Sylphy in 2 packages:
1) RM 112,800 - Comfort Package
2) RM 116,800 - Luxury Package
(Prices are On-The-Road with Insurance)

Customers in Langkawi and Labuan can get the Nissan Sylphy Comfort and Luxury at RM 75,300 and RM 79,300 respectively. As usual, customers in Sabah and Sarawak needs to fork out a little bit more at RM 115,500 and RM 119,477.

The additional RM 4000 in the Luxury package includes leather seat, 6-CD Audio System (MP3) and V-Kool tinting.


The Sylphy is available in 6 colours:
1) Cecil Blue

2) Chardonny Gold

3) Tungsten Silver

4) Twilight Grey

5) Sapphire Black

6) Brilliant White


With the current high petrol price, most buyers will need to think-twice before commit to a big capacity car. To make the Nissan an attractive car, Nissan promised 16km per litre fuel consumption based on the Japan's 10-15 test mode. The fuel tank can carry 52-litre of petrol at the max, which worth RM 140.40.

Although fitted with 2.0-litre engine, Nissan Sylphy is not a replacement model for the aging Nissan Cefiro. Nissan Sylphy is slotted in the segment between Nissan Cefiro and Nissan Latio, which can be the direct competitor to Honda Civic 2.0 and Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 and Toyota Altis.

The following standard features that comes with Nissan Sylphy:
1) Dual SRS Airbags
2) ABS + EBD + Brake Assist
3) Electric Power Steering (EPS)
4) UV green glass
5) Sped sensitive variable intermittent vipers
6) Pre-tensioner seatbelts with Load Limiter
7) Active head restraint system
8) Ripple Control Shock Absorbers
9) Power control and foldable wing mirror
10) Auto-light system
11) Manual headlight aiming control
12) Front fog light
13) Remote keyless entry
14) Immobiliser
15) 4-door speakers and 2 tweeters
16) Single CD-Audio System
17) Glass printed audio antenna
18) Multi-function centre console

Price Comparison with rival models:
RM 93,888 - Hyundai Elantra X20
RM 101,500 - Proton Perdana 2.0 V6
RM 102,768 - Kia Optima 2.0 EX
RM 110,779 - Kia Optima 2.0 Novus
RM 112,500 - Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8E Sporty
RM 112,800 - Nissan Sylphy 2.0 Comfort Package
RM 115,980 - Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 GT
RM 116,800 - Nissan Sylphy 2.0 Luxury Package
RM 117,900 - Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G
RM 119,626 - Hyundai Sonata 2.0 CVVTi
RM 120,250 - Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G Sporty
RM 128,800 - Honda Civic 2.0 S
(Prices are OTR with Insurance)

With the launch of Nissan Sylphy in Malaysia, Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 GT no longer the cheapest Japanease Sedan in Malaysia.

News update on Nissan Sylphy
Minimal impact of fuel hike on Tan Chong sales - The Edge Daily (2008-07-11)
AmResearch said the launch of the Nissan Sylphy offered Tan Chong a stronger presence in the 2.0-litre segment, with more than 1,000 bookings to date.

Nissan roadshow in Mid Valley - Star-Motoring (2008-07-09)
You'll get to see the likes of the Grand Livina 1.8 auto, Latio Tuned by IMPUL 1.6ST-L auto and the Latio Sport 1.6ST-L auto, but of course the star draw is undoubtedly the new Sylphy sedan.

Move like the wind - Star-Motoring (2008-07-06)
The Nissan Sylphy doesn’t compromise on creature comforts to get you a satisfactory 16km/litre.

25 comments:

  1. civic is much more expensive compared to sylphy. looking at the price, sylphy more value for money.

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  2. yes. agree with atan. sylphy is more value for money.

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  3. Now, Peogeot 407 is more value for money that Sylphy.

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  4. yes. agree with kc. Now, 407 is more value for money.

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  5. everything is good, but it is lacking very basic feature of auto door lock when car is moving..also many features are missing compared to Japan version, due to the economy price....

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  6. We can have comfortable travel by Sylphy.And its cost is reasonable only.


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  7. How is the sylphy fuel consumption? Im scared about the gear concept in it. The engine bay is too compact. Makes it hard to work on a part without disturbing the other.

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  8. I am thinking of buying one but cant decide on the colour that is nice... any commands?
    I am looking at white, black or grey????

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  9. Whats the achievable FC for a full tank? Can anyone share?

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  10. Mileage for RM83 was 600KM. FC 13.8sen/km

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  11. RM 83 for 600KM. Very good result for 2.0l car.

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  12. FC good but ...............

    1)The Yokohama tyres are noisy and
    look like hardened.Not comfortable at
    all.
    2)The cabin gets a lot of outside
    noise a slooks like not sound proofed.
    The test drive vehicle was so quiet
    and comfortable.Tyre had no noise.
    3) The dash board compartment rattles
    on uneven roads.
    4) The board behind the seat rattles
    on uneven roads.
    5) Today the steering is giving
    creaking sound when turned right and
    left.Giving noise even on a hump.

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  13. Hi Thiagaraj,

    How come you face the same problem as Proton car's owner. If it is a Proton, then these are common problems. Since when Nissan has drop the quality to Proton level.

    Anymore Sylphy owners having the same problem?

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  14. Is there a forum for me to post things to sell? I have a lot of Sylphy accessories as I am selling away my Sylphy. Pls advise. Thanx.

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  15. hi, when is the best time to buy sylphy.. did the december can be lowest interest??

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  16. RM6000 rebate was offerred for Feb and extended to March 2011 plus an interest rate of 0.88% for first 2 years. So I sold my Mercedes and opted for a Sylphy. No regrets on this decision as the fuel price of Ron 97 just went up to RM2.70! Leg room is better than my previous car and no complaints about fuel consumption. The ride cannot be compared to a continental after all it is very much cheaper.

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  17. The dash cannot be compared to other 2 liters. My son commented it is "old man type". But the seats are very comfortable and leg room is good. Overall a decent family car.

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  18. I have a black, everytime it rains, can see dirt. Better to go for the Chardonny Gold or tungsten silver.

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  19. problem with Sylphy...

    http://z10.invisionfree.com/SylphyForumMalaysia/index.php?showtopic=406

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