Classy new sedan debuts in Shanghai, and will likely be sold under various nameplates in the Middle East, Americas and Asia.
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The new Nissan Sylphy was unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai motor show. While it will likely be sold in many markets throughout the world, Australia isn't on the list.

As with the latest Versa, the new Sylphy has a more modern and appealing design than the outgoing model.

Many styling elements are borrowed from the larger Altima sedan, including the deep V-motion grille, headlight shape and the black plastic bar across the C-pillar.

The interior also looks to be a huge upgrade from the current car. Top-end versions will be available with a two-tone cabin, diamond stitching for the leather, and leather-like coverings for the dashboard.

Nissan says the new Sylphy is wider and has a lower centre of gravity than the outgoing car.

For China, the Sylphy will be available with a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine tied to a continuously variable transmission.

The car is expected to be built in North America and rebadged as the Sentra, where it will likely be offered with the option of a turbocharged engine.

Versions of the Sylphy will probably offered in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and other parts of the world where sedans are still popular.

Australia

Karla Leach, director of corporate communications at Nissan Australia, says the company has "no current plans to see the Pulsar return to Australia".

The Pulsar, based on the outgoing Sylphy/Sentra, was axed from the local range in 2017, with the company electing to focus its efforts on crossovers.