Nissan Sylphy tops class at the Asian Auto – Fuel Efficiency Awards 2009

Published on December 7th, 2009

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) is pleased to announce that the Nissan Sylphy was ranked 1st in the Luxury Family Class at the Asian Auto – Fuel Efficiency Awards 2009.

The Nissan Sylphy is equipped with the 3rd Generation Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) that provides smooth and seamless ratio changes and maintains optimum torque at any given power demand, and this mid-size sedan sprung a surprise at the judges with chalking the best fuel economy in its class, the Luxury Family Cars category.

Speaking at the ceremony, Daniel Fernandez, the Editor of Asian Auto said, “This annual fuel efficiency awards aims to motivate car manufacturers to introduce more fuel-efficient vehicles such as small capacity diesels, invest in new technologies and develop or introduce alternative fuel cars into the Malaysia market. And, the increase in participation from car manufacturers this year is a testament to the importance of meeting the demands of discerning consumers in Malaysia. The Asian Auto – Fuel Efficiency Awards 2009 is one of our ways to acknowledge the manufacturers who have strived to provide the most savvy automotive selections in our market.”

The Navara, Grand Livina and 370Z were ranked 3rd in their respective categories as detailed in the table appended below:

Category Nissan Models Rank

Fuel Consumption


Luxury Family Cars Nissan Sylphy X-CVT 1st in Class


Pickup Trucks Nissan Navara (A/T) 3rd in Class


Compact MPV’s Nissan Grand Livina 1.6 (M/T) 3rd in Class


Super Sport Cars Nissan 370Z (M/T) 3rd in Class


The Asian Fuel Efficiency Awards 2009 results was announced at a cosy awards ceremony that took place on 20th November 2009. In its second year running, this is the first and only automotive awards in Malaysia to recognize and rank fuel efficient vehicles.

Joining as Co-sponsor is Insurance Services Malaysia (ISM), who is the official auditor of the award. ISM is the gatekeeper of all automotive databases in Malaysia and provides database related services to enhance the competitiveness and efficiency of insurance and takaful companies.

text & pix: ETCM


  1. Posted by Thiagaraj on September 14th, 2010, 10:23

    I got my Sylphy 2.0 last Thursday. Is there any data backing the FC of 7.8L/100? Really curious and concerned.So far after full tank(RM 83) clocked 150km and the fuel gauge dropped to 3/4 already. Any advice?

  2. Posted by Syawal Ahmad on September 14th, 2010, 15:42

    Hi Thiagaraj. The testing is done by cruising at certain legal speed without being heavy on the pedal, meaning no heavy braking or slamming the pedal when the light turns green. It wont be fair if the tests are done in driving behaviours that rivals F1 drivers, wont it?

    It’s the same advice to maximise fuel consumption; smooth on the throttle and avoid heavy braking.

    If you want to go a little bit extreme, switch off the aircond but keep the windows up and avoid KL traffic jam at all cost.

    That’s it! Cheers!


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