Today we will say a few words about the upcoming and improved 2018 Nissan Sentra. This model stands between the larger Altima and Maxima sedans and smaller Versa model. Despite the fact that it represents one of the best selling vehicles in Canada, the Nissan Sentra hasn’t been so much popular worldwide in the last couple of years. However, after it has finally gotten the much needed redesign around two years ago or precisely as the 2016 model year, the Sentra model has become one of the most popular vehicles on the road, particularly among youth. Perhaps it is not the most beautiful car on the road, but it certainly is affordable, comfortable and reliable vehicle that has ever been made.
The 2016 model has undergone a major overhaul which included redesign exterior which made it looking more attractive, the new turbo powertrain and new models known as NISMO and SR Turbo. Then as the 2017 model year, the car maker has added new Premium Technology package which is available in SR and SL trims. Furthermore, the cabin is much quieter now; the dashboard has been revised in order to offer more space for storage. So, when we consider all the facts, the upcoming Sentra will probably appear with minimal changes this time. Its key rivals will be Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3. It will be available in S, SV, SL and SR trim like its forerunner.
2018 Nissan Sentra engines and performances
Speaking of the engine department, the 2018 Nissan Sentra will continue to use the same units as the current model. So, the base unit will be a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder. It will be able to produce 130 horses and 128 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox. However, the continuously variable transmission will be optional as before. The new SR Turbo and NISMO models will receive a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. This one will have the output of 188 horses and 177 pound-feet of torque. As for the transmission, there will be a choice between a six-speed manual and a CVT gearbox as well.
Design of exterior and interior
Speaking of the exterior design, the 2018 Nissan Sentra will keep the look of the current model which has featured more attractive appearance and better sculpted body. Perhaps and it is only an assumption that it could get some minor adjustments in order to keep it fresh. However, we will certainly know more after the Company’s final announcement.
As for the interior, we could say the same. It will continue with the same design as before when the automaker improved it with more advanced technology. The 2018 Nissan Sentra will appear with standard features such as air conditioning, auto headlights, keyless entry, Bluetooth, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel and so on. Furthermore, the buyers will be able to choose between the SR Technology and SL Premium packages.
Release date and price
It is still not official, but the 2018 Nissan Sentra should arrive in the fall this year. Its price should start at around $18,000 and will go up to $23,000.