The G10 Bluebird Sylphy is basically the N16 Pulsar with more luxury touch. The Bluebird Sylphy has vertical chrome grille. Engine choice are the 1.5 QG15DE, 1.6L QG16DE, 1.8 L QG18DE, and the 2.0 L QR20DE. A 5-speed manual transmission is only for the 1.5 L cars, others has an 4-speed automatic transmission. 4WD is only offered for the 1.8 L model.
For export market, the similar car is sold as Pulsar in Australia, Sunny in Singapore, Thailand, and Middle East, Sentra in Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia and Almera in Brunei.
For 2004, the Bluebird Sylphy received minor change with revised grille, and all-new rear end with Teana-like tail lights.
The Nissan Bluebird Sylphy uses Nissan's FF-S platform, and the model code is G11. This car was launched at the Tokyo Motor Show 2005.
The Nissan Bluebird Sylphy uses the same engine as the Nissan Tiida/Versa/Latio, which is the HR15DE 1.5 L engine and a whole new MR20DE 2.0 L engine. The 2.0 L version of Nissan Bluebird Sylphy uses Nissan's X-Continuously Variable Transmission (X-CVT). This combination results in smooth and powerful acceleration combined with the fuel economy of a 1.8 L engine.
The Sylphy has the most spacious interior space and the biggest boot (504 L) in its class. The rear legroom is almost as big as the Nissan Teana and Toyota Camry.
Starting from 2008, the Bluebird Sylphy is also available for the export market, as the Nissan Sylphy. The Sylphy is sold in China, and some South East Asian countries.