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Nissan Sylphy SSS 1.6 DIG-T Review

Story and Photos by Irwin Tan
13 Nov 2014
 

Introduction

Riding on this success of the second-generation Nissan Sylphy (the first being known more commonly as the Sunny), the Japanese car-manufacturer launched the third generation of the Sylphy last year, with a 1.8 litre as well as a 1.6 litre version available.

While the Sylphy wasn’t your typical Civic Type R or S2000 where you could blip the throttle to achieve that punch of horsepower, it proved to be decently comfortable the last we brought the 1.8 Premium out for a test.

In a bid to further attract the power-savvy new-generation driver, Nissan has now launched its 1.6 litre variant of the Sylphy Super Sports Sedan, or Sylphy SSS for short.

Where it was once an ordinary family sedan, the Sylphy now comes fitted with Nissan’s DIG-T turbocharged engine. So, does it really compromise its level of comfort and driveability? Read on to find out…


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1618cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Bore x Stroke (79.7 x 81.1)mm
Power 190bhp @ 5600rpm
Torque 240Nm @ 2400rpm
Power to Weight 139.7 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 8.4s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 205 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 12.8 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed MCVT
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric

Measurements

Body Type Sedan
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4625 x 1760 x 1495) mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Turning Circle 5.2 metres
Kerb Weight 1360 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs