Nissan is showing at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition an all-new global sedan that will retain "the popular features of the current model while upgrading design, perceived quality, roominess and performance."
Badged as the Nissan Sylphy, the car has a lowered stance that complements the aerodynamic body, giving it a strong presence. Helping to emphasize the car's dynamic yet refined performance is the upswept character line that runs across its flanks. The front grille, LED-bordered headlamps and LED taillights, meanwhile, give it a premium and look.
Other amenities include a purported best-in-class trunk capacity, dual-zone air conditioning system, intelligent key and keyless push-button ignition.
A new 1.8-liter engine and a next-generation Xtronic CVT serve as the Sylphy's drivetrain, making it extremely fuel-efficient. A long piston stroke and twin continuously variable valve timing control optimize combustion. Hydrogen-free, diamond-like carbon coating on the valve lifters halves friction of previous coatings, and beehive valve springs reduce friction and inertial loss. As for the next-generation Xtronic CVT, it's lighter and more compact than previous designs and yet achieves greater efficiency and a wider range of gear ratios, thanks to an auxiliary transmission with sub planetary gears and smaller pulleys.
According to Nissan, this environment-friendly performance reflects its global 'Pure Drive' commitment "to reducing carbon-dioxide emissions through developing fuel-efficient internal-combustion engine technologies and introducing them into the market."
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