2020 Nissan Sentra
This is actually a picture of the all-new Nissan Sylphy.
Which is the name given to our Sentra in many overseas markets.
Since the current Sylphy is the same car as the current Sentra, it is safe to say this is the 2020 Sentra as well.
While I applaud the vast design improvement over the current super boring/invisible generation, I also wish Nissan could come up with something else than yet another small Altima/Maxima design.
(This one is so close to the Altima that I actually didn’t think it was the new Sentra at first.)
Since the new Altima also looks like a smaller Maxima, it looks like Nissan only has the resources for just one single design for all their sedans.
This is almost a worst case of “same sausage/different sizes” than the German designers.
Well, at least it does have some style…
The new model is almost an inch longer than the current car. But almost 2 inches lower.
Power, at least in some market, comes from a 1.6 Liter engine.
The current Sentra is just an OK car. Lagging behind pretty much everything else in the segment.
With only 125HP, it is pretty underpowered. The engine is only quiet when cruising slowly.
Anything will be a welcome improvement. With compact sedans like the Civic, Mazda3 and new Corolla that keep getting better and better, a new Sentra is long overdue.
Plus, it is good to see yet another car manufacturer not giving up on new sedans…