Previewing an all-new global sedan that will appear as the Nissan Sentra in North America, the compact four-door shows an almost premium styling with sweeping character lines and LED-bordered headlamps and taillights.

Nissan has revealed today the next-generation Nissan Sylphy at the Beijing Motor Show. In Australia and the U.S. it is known as the Pulsar and Sentra.

Previewing an all-new global sedan that will appear as the Nissan Sentra in North America, the compact four-door shows an almost premium styling with sweeping character lines and LED-bordered headlamps and taillights.

On the inside Nissan promises spaciousness with high quality materials. The trunk's capacity is among the best in its class and amenities include dual-zone air conditioning, Intelligent Key and keyless pushbutton ignition.

The Sylphy has a new 1.8-liter engine featuring variable valve timing, hydrogen-free Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating on valve lifters, and beehive valve springs which all reduce friction and inertial loss. The engine is mated to a next-generation XTRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) which is lighter and more compact than previous designs and has a wider gear ratio range reducing CO2 emissions.

This new model, to be produced at the Dongfeng Nissan Huadu Plant facilities in Guangzhou, will be released in mid 2012. Following its introduction in China, the car will be launched in most major markets worldwide during the course of 2012 and approximately 120 countries by 2014.

In conjunction with the Sylphy announcement, Nissan North America released the teaser video below of the North American market's version, the 2013 Sentra SR. The all-new Sentra will be unveiled in the United States later this summer and go on sale in the fall.

In Australia where it is known as the Pulsar, it will arrive summer 2013.

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