Nissan, the Japanese carmaker which is looking to gain volume sales in the country has been successful with the Sunny C-segment sedan. Now speculations are that the company will roll out the Sylphy D-segment sedan which was showcased at the recently concluded Beijing Motor Show.
The reason being Nissan's announcement that the Sylphy will be launched in major automobile markets from 2012-14 after being rolled out in the Chinese market. The Sylphy sedan is already available in North America named as Sentra.
The Chinese version of the Sylphy will be powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine, however, considering market conditions, the car could be launched with diesel power in India. Expect the Slphy to be priced around Rs 14 lakhs.
Currently, the carmaker does not have a model in India between the entry-level Sunny and the Teana premium car. The car when launched would posses threat to the likes of D-segment sedans like the Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Corolla Altis, Volkswagen Jetta, Skoda Laura, Honda Civic and Renault Fluence.