Nissan Redesigns Its Best-Selling Sentra

LOS ANGELES, CA – On the eve of the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan unveiled its all-new 2020 Nissan Sentra celebrating the reinvention of the company’s best-selling model of all time in Canada. The 2020 Sentra, which goes on sale in Canada in late February, transforms the storied nameplate into a head-turning compact sedan with class-leading interior refinement, standard Safety Shield 360, seamless connectivity and fun-to-drive performance. Sentra completes Nissan’s redesigned sedan lineup– following major updates to Altima, and Maxima over the past two years.

2020 Nissan Sentra

“Nissan has a vibrant offering of sedans for customers in the Canadian market,” said Steve Rhind, director of marketing at Nissan Canada Inc. “With more than 6-million Sentra vehicles sold all-time in North America, we believe the 2020 Sentra will reach new heights offering refinement and quality, technology and performance not seen before. The lower stance and more athletic design cues from the Maxima sports sedan give Sentra a sexy new look.”

Originally introduced for the 1982 model year, the eighth-generation Sentra is built on a new platform that provides greatly improved proportions and stance – about two inches lower and two inches wider than the previous generation. The exterior also incorporates Nissan’s latest design language found on its other dramatic sedans, including its signature V-motion grille, thin LED headlamps and floating roof. Sentra also features new wheel designs and a slate of new colours, including three new two-tone colour combinations.

Inside, the all-new interior of Sentra is more refined and luxurious, creating a high-quality experience for driver and passengers. Extra attention was paid to the smallest of details to improve the perceived and actual quality of the new Sentra. The feel of the steering wheel in the driver’s hands, the smooth operation of the dials and switches were carefully crafted to create a premium feel. Available amenities range from leatherette-appointed, heated front seats and heated outside mirrors to Nissan’s renowned NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats and Intelligent Around View® Monitor. Infotainment and connectivity features include an available floating 8-inch multi-touch center display and NissanConnect® featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

The 2020 Sentra also features a new, fuel-efficient 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine rated at 149 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque – increases of 20 per cent and 16 per cent respectively over the previous generation’s 1.8-litre engine. The new engine is also projected to offer improved fuel economy. Dynamic performance has been greatly improved through the use of a new independent rear suspension and an upgraded, new, dual-pinion electric power steering design (DP-EPS). The Sentra is available in either a 6-speed manual transmission (base S model only), or with the latest generation Xtronic transmission.

Advanced safety and driver assistance technologies, now available across the entire family of Nissan sedans, include standard Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of six advanced driver-assist systems that includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking, and High Beam Assist. The new Sentra also offers standard 10 airbags, Rear Door Alert, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, and Intelligent Driver Alertness.

“The all-new Sentra delivers the whole package, with features and value that are hard to ignore,” said Rhind. “It’s stylish, confident and connected – a true breakthrough in compact sedans.”

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