2012 Beijing: Nissan Sylphy compact sedan debuts in China, will be our Sentra

Following a teaser released a very short while ago, Nissan has just fully unveiled their new global compact sedan. In China, where it made its debut at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, the new Nissan goes by the name, Sylphy. In the US, it’ll be called the Sentra.

The new Sylphy, or Sentra, dons Nissan’s new design language that first debuted on the current generation maxima. It then transcended into the new Altima, and now the new Sentra. And despite some minor tweak that could happen, what you and us see here in the pictures is essentially what the US and the rest of the world will be getting.

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Powering the new Sylphy for China is Nissan’s familiar 1.8L four-pot and XTRONIC CVT transmission. However, the CVT was updated to help improve the new Sentra/Sylphy’s fuel efficiency. The engine too received some minor updates including a revised variable valve timing system, specially coated valve lifters that aid in reducing friction, and much more.

The Sylphy will be produced at Nissan’s DongFeng Huadu Plant in the Guangzhou province and will be hitting local Chinese dealers in mid 2012. The rest of the approximate 120 countries that the new worldly Nissan compact will be sold in should receive this new car ultimately by 2014.

– By: Chris Chin