The next-generation Nissan Sylphy, sold as the Sentra and Pulsar in various markets, has been leaked in China ahead of its debut in a few months.
Photos and details about the next-generation Nissan Sylphy have been posted online by Almuraba.
All of the Altima's design cues are present, albeit a little smoother and less brutal, and distilled to fit the smaller sedan.
According to the site, the new Sylphy will be 4651mm long, 1815mm wide, 1450mm tall, and ride on a 2712mm wheelbase.
This will make it 26mm longer and 55mm wider than the last Pulsar sedan sold in Australia. The car will also have a roof that's 46mm lower to the ground, and a 12mm longer wheelbase.
The Chinese media reports the new Sylphy will be launched at the Shanghai motor show in April, and will become available in overseas markets by the end of 2019.
For the Chinese market, the new Sylphy will reportedly be available with a 1.6-litre engine making either 94kW or 103kW of power, and tied to either a manual or continuously variable transmission.
We expect more powerful engines to be available in some markets.
It's not clear if Nissan Australia intends to bring the upcoming Sylphy/Sentra to Australia as a replacement for the Pulsar.
The local arm discontinued its last two sedans, the Altima and Pulsar, in 2017, with the firm choosing to focus on the crossover vehicles.
At the time, Nissan Australia stated it was "actively pursuing" replacements, but didn't give any indication when these vehicles would arrive Down Under.
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