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Published on March 10th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


NISSAN SYLPHY Gets Refreshed For 2012

With so many new and well priced options coming into Malaysia, Edaran Tan Chong Malaysia (ETCM) has refreshed its 4-year old best seller, the Nissan SYLPHY to keep its market dominance.  The SYLPHY no get new front and rear bumpers; a new chrome grille and revised front and tail-lamps. There are now 5 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 proven all-aluminium MR20DE 2.0-litre 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine with Drive-by-Wire technology is still used and it comes with with ECCS, electronic fuel injection system and continuously variable valve timing control (CVTC), that delivers superb fuel economy with strong performance from no less than 133ps of power and 191Nm of torque. Nissan’s 3rd Generation Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (X-CVT) is paired for 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.

New features include, folding door mirrors at the touch of a button, air-conditioning system (now with a temperature display) has an automatic setting to maintain a consistent desired temperature throughout the cabin, intelligent key (i-Key) keyless entry and engine-start system, and leather steering wheel with audio controls. There is also bi-xenon projector headlamps with an Active Front-lighting System (AFS) – the only car in its class in Malaysia to offer this safety feature.  Masumi seat fabric and the sofa-like rear seat is still used. The SYLPHY 2.0XV rides on 16-inch 7-spoke alloy wheels. This lighting system, with manual aiming control, provides powerful long-range illumination and optimum visibility in all weather conditions. It also 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 RM114,880.00 for the 2.0XL and RM124,880.00 for the 2.0XV. The prices are inclusive of insurance, road tax, registration fee and ownership claim fee in Peninsular 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. For consumer information, please contact our Customer Service Hotline at 1800-88-8368 (toll-free) or visit www.nissan.com.my. Test drives can be arranged at authorized Nissan showrooms nationwide.

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