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  • Nissan Sentra
  • Year:
    2013- 2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    130
  • Torque @ RPM:
    128
  • Displacement:
    1.8 L
  • 0-60 time:
    10 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    118 mph
  • Price:
    16480
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The Nissan Sentra entered its seventh generation for the 2013 model year, boasting the same design language found on the Nissan Altima, a new platform that sheds about 150 pounds from the car’s overall weight, and a new 1.8-liter four-cylinder that delivers 130 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. Up front, the car as a new trapezoid-shaped grille, and larger wraparound headlights. The side profile is sleeker than before, and the rear end us a sportier appearance. Inside, the new Sentra has a soft-touch dashboard and armrests, available leather seating, and optional Maple wood-tone trim – features that are new to the compact sedan market. All told, the new Sentra is rather upscale for its respective market and with a starting price below $21,000 for all trims, it’s a fine competitor in the market.

At the time of the Sentra’s debut, Al Castignetti – the Vice President and General Manager of Nissan North America – said, “The 2013 Nissan Sentra is the most revolutionary design in the nameplate’s 30-year history, a worthy addition to what is without question the most innovative, highest quality, highest value sedan lineup in Nissan history. With the complete redesign for 2013, the Sentra is closer in look and feel to the Altima than a typical compact sedan.”

The Sentra competes in a very competitive segment with models like the Ford Focus, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, and Honda Civic bring the best their respective brands have to offer. So, does the redesigned Sentra have what it takes to reestablish its position and take a chunk of the compact sedan market? Keep reading to found out in our full review below.

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Nissan's Rolling Out The Goods With Its New Midnight Edition Package

Nissan’s Rolling Out The Goods With Its New Midnight Edition Package

A total of six Nissan models will eligible to get the Midnight Package

In a day and age where add-on packages and accessories have become commonplace in the auto industry, Nissan is doing its part to ensure that its customers are taken cared of in that regard. The Japanese automaker unveiled its Midnight Edition package last year on the Maxima sedan and after incessant public demand. In fact, 85 percent of Maxima SR sales come with the Midnight Edition package. Nissan is now expanding the availability of the package to six of its current models, including the Maxima.

Together with Nissan’s full-sized sedan, the Midnight Edition package is now available on the Altima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, and Sentra.

Naturally, the specific changes vary depending on the model. The Sentra, for example, gets a set of 17-inch wheels as opposed to the Pathfinder, which finds itself on the receiving end of a bigger set of 20-inch wheels. But by and large, the blacked-out theme of the package remains consistent across all models.

Prices also vary depending on which model is getting the package, although for the most part, Nissan’s keeping the extra costs relatively affordable as the most expensive versions of the package. The ones for the Altima, Murano, and Pathfinder all cost $1,195. The expanded Midnight Edition package is making its debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. And with the exception of the Rogue Midnight Edition, all other editions are already on sale. The package for the Rogue will be available beginning in March 2017.

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2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO

2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO

Close, but no SE-R

These days, you’d be forgiven for dismissing the Nissan Sentra as just another eco-box for the daily A-to-B grind, but that wasn’t always the case. Believe it or not, there once was a Sentra designed for – brace yourself – fun. It was called the SE-R, and it was a glorious thing indeed, boasting a torquey four-cylinder engine, responsive suspension, and a price tag with room for aftermarket race tires. Unfortunately, the Sentra SE-R got shelved after the 2012 model year, causing enthusiasts to feel a bit left out in the cold. Luckily, Nissan is correcting that mistake, and now, there’s a new performance Sentra on the scene. This time around, however, it bears the Nismo nameplate, and compared to the standard-issue Sentra, it’s got a fresh exterior, race-inspired interior, and sharpened handling.

Nissan says the new Nismo Sentra is the first “mainstream,” “affordable” model to receive the Nismo treatment, and it hopes the four-door will broaden the brand’s appeal alongside the current crop of Nismo’d variants (GT-R, 370Z, and Juke). But the Japanese automaker is adamant that the Sentra Nismo won’t dilute the go-faster association of Nismo, and that the upgrades are much more than skin deep.

We’ve been waiting a while for Nissan to drop something like this, even going so far as to draw up a rendering and put together a speculative review. Now that the real thing has arrived, where were we right and where were we wrong? Read on the find out.

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Nissan Sentra Nismo Unveiled at 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Nissan Sentra Nismo Unveiled at 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Nissan finally builds Sentra Nismo, but skips on engine upgrades

Earlier in 2016, when the facelifted Sentra sedan arrived in dealerships, we began to think that the new design would look awesome with a Nismo body kit. The Japanese firm had already built a concept car in 2013, and all it had to do was to update the styling to the 2016 model year. However, we weren’t sure that Nissan will finally offer a Nismo version of the Sentra or go with a milder SE-R model, which was shelved in 2012. A little more than half a year has passed since we speculated about the Sentra Nismo and rendered a production model based on the most recent update, and Nissan has unveiled the actual car at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Freaking finally!

That’s my first though. My second one was to compare it against our rendering. Well, we pretty much nailed it! Granted, there’s no mesh in the lower grille, the LED foglamps sit lower in the bumper, and the wheels have less spokes, but everything else is identical, including the black-painted mirror caps with red stripes and the red highlights in the apron and side skirts. Upgrades are pretty obvious around back, where the Sentra gained a diffuser-like element with red accents, a trunklid spoiler, and the familiar "Nismo" badge. Not bad. Not bad at all.

The interior also boasts a few cool features that bear the Nismo mark, starting with the Alcantara inserts and red 12-o’clock stripe on the steering wheel, the carbon center console with red highlights, and the Nismo rev counter.

Moving down to the greasy bits, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that the Sentra Nismo is more powerful than the standard model. The not so good news is that it’s just a Sentra SR Turbo under the hood. Not only it uses the same turbocharged, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, but the unit is rated at an identical 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Granted, that’s an impressive 58 horses and 49 pound-feet over the non-turbo Sentra, but I really expected the Nismo model to have more than 200 horsepower on tap. Okay, maybe not the 265-horsepower rating we predicted earlier this year, but at least a 20-percent increase over the SR Turbo.

Tough luck I guess?

There’s no word on pricing yet, but look for the Sentra Nismo to fetch more than the SR Turbo, which retails from $21,990.

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2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo

2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo

Not exactly a Nismo, but it’s the most powerful Sentra you can buy

Redesigned for the 2013 model year, the Nissan Sentra received a complete overhaul inside and out. Similar to Nissan’s other sedans, the Altima and Maxima, as far as design goes, the Sentra also gained more upscale features such as LED lights, a new navigation system, and premium options such as an eight-speaker Bose audio system. The 2016 facelift brought an even more attractive exterior, with sporty cues borrowed from the Maxima, and an interior that longer lacks dual-zone climate control, navigation, and a backup camera. Although the 1.8-liter engine carried over mostly unchanged, the sedan received a turbocharged mill for the 2017 model year, when Nissan launched the Sentra SR Turbo.

Powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder backed by a turbocharger, the new SR Turbo packs nearly 50-percent more horsepower and almost 40-percent more torque than the standard model, making it the most powerful Sentra ever sold in the United States and the first full-fledged competitor for range-topping Honda Civic and Mazda3 models. This new model comes at no surprise, as Nissan not only toyed with various concepts in recent years, but is also looking to enhance the sales momentum of its third best-selling vehicle in North America.

"The Sentra SR Turbo is designed for buyers who want all the attributes of traditional compact sedans but also desire some serious turbo performance. It’s truly the complete package for compact car buyers and enthusiasts alike" said Michael Bunce, vice president of product planing at Nissan North America.

Keep reading to find out what makes it special among other Sentras and how it stacks against its main competitors on the compact market.

Updated 09/26/2016: Nissan announced prices for the 2-17 Sentra SR Turbo that will be put on sale at the company’s dealers nationwide in October. Check out the "Prices" section for the full details.

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2016 Nissan Sentra – Driving Impression And Review

2016 Nissan Sentra – Driving Impression And Review

A strong showing from Nissan’s levelheaded compact four-door

U.S. auto sales continue to march forward, and while growth is strongest in the SUV/crossover segment, the sedan remains steadfast as a core passenger vehicle platform. Simply put, the appeal of the sedan is enduring and undeniable, combining versatility and a sleek body style with high fuel efficiency and an affordable price point. Nissan knows this, and has deemed 2016 “The Year Of The Sedan,” first ushering in the new Maxima, followed by the updated Altima. Now, it’s the Sentra’s turn, and as such, the compact four-door arrives with fresh exterior styling, a variety of new technology for safety and comfort, and a few tweaks to the ride and handling.

Nissan claims 20 percent of the Sentra is new for 2016, and while not necessarily revolutionary, the update is definitely a breath of fresh air, bringing the compact inline with its competitors without outgrowing its original affordable positioning.

I got a chance to test the new car in Southern California, and overall, I was pleased with what it brought to the table. That said, the Sentra is still up against some very heavy-hitting competition, so how does it stack up? Read on to find out.

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2016 Nissan Sentra

2016 Nissan Sentra

Nissan is going three for three on introducing its new, striking design themes to its sedan lineup. First the Maxima, then the Altima took on the extreme show-car styling language first debuted on the Murano in 2014. The 2016 Sentra has just undergone a significant update that brings its sheet metal into the fold as well.

Nissan’s third best-seller after the Altima and Rogue crossover has always been rather bland in terms of style (even when the rest of the sedan lineup was more radical), so the dramatic reskin is an intriguing departure from tradition. It should be a good thing for Nissan; as the subcompact market has gotten more competitive, the competent-but-forgettable Sentra has risked getting lost in the shuffle of sexier and more eye-catching offerings from Mazda, Hyundai and Ford. Looking like a smaller version of the Maxima, the newly curvy Sentra is prepared to do battle with the all-new Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Kia Forte with a re-tuned suspension. A host of new technology has also been added, as the Sentra inherits luxury features from Nissan’s larger sedans as well. The updated 2016 Sentra goes on sale in December.

Updated 12/30/2015: Nissan announced prices for the 2016 Sentra which is now on sale at dealers nationwide. Prices will start from $16,780 for the Sentra S with 6-speed manual transmission - an increase of just $250 over the previous year.

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2016 Nissan Sentra Will Be "Almost All New"

2016 Nissan Sentra Will Be "Almost All New"

The 2016 model year is going to be very important for the compact sedan market, because two of the top sellers in the segment (the Honda Civic and Chevrolet Cruze) will be getting full redesigns. Not to be left out of the mix, the 2016 Nissan Sentra is getting a major update as well, and while it is essentially being considered a mid-cycle update, the updated sedan could be in for a significant overhaul above and beyond the usual changes.

Automotive News is reporting that Fred Diaz, Nissan’s senior vice president for sales and marketing and operations in the U.S., said that the upcoming 2016 Sentra would be “incredibly freshened” and “almost all new.” Further details about the compact sedan – including the full extent of the changes and its release date or on-sale date – remain unknown.

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Nissan Renders Two #NISMOmashup Cars

Nissan Renders Two #NISMOmashup Cars

I’m not sure if Nissan is simply toying with us or if it’s subtly giving us a preview of things to come within its lineup. While I do know that the former is the case, I’m holding out hope that the latter will come to fruition down the road. In the meantime, do check out these renderings of two models that the Japanese automaker doesn’t have in its lineup…at the moment.

These models are actually concept renderings done as part of Nissan’s #NISMOmashup program. One model combines the Nissan GT-R Nismo with a Nissan Maxima sedan and the other features a combination of the Nissan 370Z Nismo and a Nissan Sentra sedan. You probably didn’t recognize them at first, did you? Don’t worry, I didn’t either.

Of course, Nissan doesn’t plan on building these two models anytime soon, even though their reception has been incredibly positive. The 370Z/Sentra mashup, in particular, looks incredible with its beefier and sportier dimensions. I’m not as big of a fan of the GT-R/Maxima mashup, as it kind of looks like the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo XI at first glance.

Hopefully, Nissan submits to public clamoring and builds these two models in concept form for an upcoming auto show — SEMA may be a good place to show them off. I’ve even thought of names on what the company can call them. How does the "370 SentraZ" sound? How about the "MaxiGT-R"?

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And The Award For Best Enthusiast Brand Goes To...

And The Award For Best Enthusiast Brand Goes To...

So let’s just get it right out in the air. I don’t think Ferrari or Lamborghini or any other purveyor of exotic metal is the best enthusiast brand. Part of the enthusiast car market is to make great cars that enthusiasts can actually buy. The Miata, the Mustang and the GTI are the kinds of good fun that we can actually buy.

When trying to figure out who the best enthusiast brand is, I didn’t stop at pure numbers. I looked for cool cars, and interesting cars, not just fast ones. I also tried to focus on the more modern petrol head. Back in the 60s every car company was making wacky and crazy cars, but over the years the enthusiast market has kinda dried up a bit.

I almost went with Honda. The CRX, early Si badged cars and the NSX all hit the right buttons, but over the last 15 years or so Honda has really lots its magic. It feels like they started to care more about Consumer Reports scores than steering feel and spoilers, and so they didn’t make the list.

But who was it? You have to hit the jump to find out.

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2013 Nissan Sentra NISMO Concept

2013 Nissan Sentra NISMO Concept

When Nissan unveiled the new Juke Nismo , it also announced that it was simply the tip of the iceberg for the new Nismo family. We have already seen the GT-R Nismo that followed it, and now a new Sentra Nismo Concept. This concept is on display next to the GT-R Nismo at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and we have big hopes to see it put into production.

The concept features the usual Nismo elements, like the more powerful engine, the aerodynamic kit, tuned suspensions and a high performance braking system, red accents all over and, of course, a sporty interior.

The Sentra Nismo Concept rocks a Bright Pearl White exterior paint combined with a carbon fiber pattern on numerous exterior elements and the staple Nismo red line on the front spoiler lip, the side skirts, the rear spoiler and the exterior mirrors.

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2014 Nissan Sentra SR

2014 Nissan Sentra SR

With every passing year, compact cars seem to get better and better, so it’s no surprise that the the Sentra is not the same entry-level, cheapo Nissan it used to be. Our Sentra tester is fitted with the SR trim package, which adds in plenty of bells and whistles that you would expect from a more expensive vehicle, including keyless entry, push-button start and navigation. The best part is the price; at $21,550 as tested, the Sentra SR offers plenty of bang for your buck.

The Sentra SR’s exterior is very well appointed with LED headlight surrounds, sport front and rear bumpers, and side skirts that look like they belong in "The Fast and the Furious" series. Even the alloy wheels look pretty good for the price.

What really pulls the whole exterior together is that Electric Metallic Blue paint that we last saw on the 370Z a few years back. Sure, it’s not a Ferrari, but there’s a lot to take in for the price point.

The interior is a not quite as satisfying as the outside, but the push-button start and navigation system for under $22k, we’re not complaining.

The seats are cloth, but they look good for the class, and the dash is padded with the more expensive, soft plastic. Add to that trimming that doesn’t feel like it was stamped in the same Chinese factory as your iPhone case, and the overall interior package is fairly attractive. Top that with good rear leg room, nice visibility all around and folding rear seats, and you have a flexible product with very little compromises.

On the road, the Sentra drives okay, but with a CVT driving the front wheels, it is not an overly exhilarating experience. The leather-wrapped steering wheel feels better than a lot of more expensive cars, and the CVT does a good job at limiting torque steer and unwanted movement in the steering wheel.

The suspension is comfortable for daily use, but it also allows you to take corners with confidence. We even caught ourselves taking a few corners fast enough to get a little feedback from the tires, which added a some extra fun to the drive. Is it Porsche fun? No, but it is above average for the econo-box class.

Overall The Nissan Sentra SR gives you a lot for your money. On the outside, it looks good enough to prevent your buddies from chuckling at you when you roll up in it, and inside, you have plenty of premium features to keep you happy for years to come.

Of course, with the 2014 Toyota Corolla debuting a sporty look, your choice of entry-level sedans is getting harder.

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2013 - 2015 Nissan Sentra

2013 - 2015 Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Sentra entered its seventh generation for the 2013 model year, boasting the same design language found on the Nissan Altima, a new platform that sheds about 150 pounds from the car’s overall weight, and a new 1.8-liter four-cylinder that delivers 130 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. Up front, the car as a new trapezoid-shaped grille, and larger wraparound headlights. The side profile is sleeker than before, and the rear end us a sportier appearance. Inside, the new Sentra has a soft-touch dashboard and armrests, available leather seating, and optional Maple wood-tone trim – features that are new to the compact sedan market. All told, the new Sentra is rather upscale for its respective market and with a starting price below $21,000 for all trims, it’s a fine competitor in the market.

At the time of the Sentra’s debut, Al Castignetti – the Vice President and General Manager of Nissan North America – said, “The 2013 Nissan Sentra is the most revolutionary design in the nameplate’s 30-year history, a worthy addition to what is without question the most innovative, highest quality, highest value sedan lineup in Nissan history. With the complete redesign for 2013, the Sentra is closer in look and feel to the Altima than a typical compact sedan.”

The Sentra competes in a very competitive segment with models like the Ford Focus, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, and Honda Civic bring the best their respective brands have to offer. So, does the redesigned Sentra have what it takes to reestablish its position and take a chunk of the compact sedan market? Keep reading to found out in our full review below.

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Nissan teases five redesigned models

Nissan teases five redesigned models

After debuting the new Altima at the 2012 New York Auto Show, Nissan is moving on to its next project by presenting a teaser image showing five redesigned models that will be launched in the next 15 months. During the Altima’s official debut in New York, Nissan also presented a short promo video that showed five new models hidden under a white cover.

Rumors say that the list of redesigned models will begin with the production version of the 2013 Pathfinder and a new Sentra. From left to right in the teaser images, the cars are: the hatchback version of the latest Versa set to be unveiled by the end of the year, the 2013 Pathfinder, the new Altima, the redesigned Rogue compact crossover, and the next Sentra that will adopt the same design language as the new Altima.

We haven’t received any confirmations for any of the models listed, but these are the best speculated vehicles in terms of Nissan’s history. Nissan has confirmed, however, that the new Sentra will be the next model unveiled.

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2011 Nissan Sentra SL

2011 Nissan Sentra SL

The small car market in the United States has been growing by leaps and bounds in the recent years and new offerings have made existing vehicles seem outdated. These machines, such as the Hyundai Elantra and the Chevrolet Cruze, make the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla seem more at home with a horse attached to the front.

Yet, what happens when one gets a vehicle that seemed outdated before the launch of those new models? The Nissan Sentra is just one of those models, as its styling inside and out could easily be from 1999, but does that really matter? Styling is, after all, something that each person sees differently and the interior of a vehicle, as important as it is to the media, doesn’t seem to matter much to Americans. Just look at how many Impalas sold last year and this point will hit home.

So, with that being said, is the Nissan Sentra a work of art hidden under a bland exterior, or is its 20th century appearance a sign of what’s to come once on the road? In order to find out, Nissan gave us a 2011 Sentra 2.0 SL to drive around for seven days.

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2011 Nissan Sentra SE-R

2011 Nissan Sentra SE-R

The most powerful Sentra in Nissan’s line-up enters the 2011 model year with minimal changes compared to the previous model year. It is still offered in two versions: SE-R priced at $19,580 and SE-R Spec V priced at $20,080.

Both models are powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 177 HP and 172 lb-ft of torque for the SE-R model and at 200 HP and and 180 lb-ft of torque for the Spec V model. The engine can be mated to either a Xtronic CVT transmission or a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.

Compared to a standard Sentra, the SE-R model is distinguished by an aggressive front and rear fascias, side sill extensions, rear spoiler and SE-R badging. Inside Sentra SE-R’s cabin are a number of unique SE-R features, including an exclusive black interior color, sport bucket front seats with SE-R stitching, unique seat fabrics, aluminum foot pedal pads, leather-appointed steering wheel (with silver stitching on Spec V) and shift knob, and an additional two-gauge meter pack.

Press release after the jump.

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Nissan prepares Sentra coupe

Nissan prepares Sentra coupe

It seems Nissan has been at the drawing board as they are ready to dish out a variety of refreshers and new models. There will be a redesigned version for all of the Versa subcompact 4- and 5-door models, the Sentra compact sedan, and the Altima midsize coupe, plus there will be a new sedan in the next two years. Nissan is also stating that they will be bringing out some more new models, but these big plans do not include a revival of the old 240SX. According to Nissan, the car will not sell on the market and an estimated number of 30,000 units a year is not convincing.

So, instead of coming out with a totally new model, Nissan plans on creating a coupe version of the current Sentra. Future Nissans have to be ’high-volume and high-share kind of products", he says. "I’m not looking to fill every niche, every opportunity. If I let my product planners go, they could come up with 15 other cars we should have."

As for the next generation Altima, it will be radically changed. Dealers have already seen the shortened version and seem to be impressed: "They’re probably more excited than I’ve ever seen them."

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2011 Nissan Sentra

2011 Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra is entering the 2011 model year with a few more packages and some exterior modifications. The Sentra will again be offered in 6 models including the 2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0 SR, 2.0 SL, SE-R, and SE-R Spec V with prices ranging from $15,520 for the 2.0 version to $18,850 for the SL version.

The 2011 Sentra comes with a standard 140-HP 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated with a 6-speed manual transmission or a fuel-efficient Nissan Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).

Some of the changes made to the 2011 Nissan Sentra are an improved EPA estimated fuel economy as well as the addition of a SE-R style rear spoiler for 2.0 CVT, 2.0 S, and 2.0 SL models. The Sentra 2.0 now comes with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) as standard while the Sentra 2.0, 2.0 S, and 2.0 SR will get Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) as standard. As an option, Sentra owners will also have the opportunity to receive the new SL Value Package, the Visual Audio Package, or the SL Audio Package.

Press release with more details after the jump.

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Nissan may stop production of Altima and Sentra in North America

Nissan may stop production of Altima and Sentra in North America

Nissan said today that it may halt production of its vehicles in Tennessee and Mexico because of a parts shortage from Hitachi Ltd.

The company has not yet decided to stop production as of now, Toshiyuki Shiga, Nissan’s chief operating officer told Automotive News. If production does come to a halt, it could mean a loss of 15,000 vehicles. Production in Japan will stop on July 14 to July 16 because of the parts delay.

The part in question is an engine control unit that wasn’t delivered on time. The supplier said that integrated circuits needed were not available at the time.

"We’re working around the clock to try and minimize any inconvenience to our customers," Shiga said at the launch of the fourth-generation March compact car.

"For now, we’re still gauging when and whether we would need to halt production in the United States."

If Nissan do decide to stop production, the first models affected might be the Altima and the Sentra.

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Nissan uses old RC cars trick for the new Sentra SE-R commercial

Nissan uses old RC cars trick for the new Sentra SE-R commercial

Looks can indeed be deceiving and if you watch this new Nissan Canada commercial for the Sentra SE-R, you would think that the cars that were used during filming were actual Nissan vehicles.

Ok, that last statement isn’t entirely true and only somebody with a warped sense of dimensions would think that the car used in the ad is a real Sentra SE-R. Memo to you buddy: those are 1/10th scale RC models of the Sentra SE-R.

The more you watch the ad though, the more those cars begin to look like the real thing. Then again, Nissan isn’t exactly a neophyte when it comes to making commercials using RC vehicles so we shouldn’t at all be surprised that they dusted off an old marketing trick to promote their new Sentra SE-R.

If it works, it works. We shouldn’t be blaming Nissan for not coming out with something new to attract our attention. Rather, we should be blaming ourselves for continuing to enjoy something these guys have already done before. And to be honest, we can’t get enough of the commercial.

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2010 Nissan Sentra

2010 Nissan Sentra

Nissan today announced details on the 2010 Sentra and Sentra SER, models that come with revised styling, new interior treatments, refined trim and option package content and newly available technology features. Prices for the 2010 Sentra will start from $16,600 for the 2.0 CVT version and go up to $20,080 for the SE-R Spec V.

For 2010, Sentra is offered in six trim levels – 2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0 SR (with sporty exterior styling features), 2.0 SL and two performance-oriented models, SE-R and SE-R Spec V. Under the hood Nissan placed a standard 140-hp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that can be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission (2.0 only) or fuel-efficient Nissan Xtronic CVT. The SE-R and SE-R Spec V versions are powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 200 hp.

For 2010 Sentra is being offered with 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS) and specially tuned suspension (SE-R Spec V).

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Nissan Sentra FE+ 2.0 SL

2009 Nissan Sentra FE+ 2.0 SL

Top Speed is proud to have been handed the keys to our favorite econobox, the Nissan Sentra, especially when it is the top of the line SL version. Our well-equipped Economy sedan came with leather, a continuously variable automatic transmission, AM/FM/XM radio and some stylish 16 inch inch rims and Bluetooth; quite a bargain at just over $22,000. Gaining entry into the vehicle is facilitated by the Nissan Intelligent key that can remain in your pocket throughout the duration of your commute.

After all, that’s what the Nissan Sentra is all about. Being an affordable and reliable transportation option. This compact four door sedan is the perfect vehicle for new car buyers starting out in the world of automobile ownership. Our Sentra’s simple and modern design redefines what the econobox has to be. One thing is for certain, Nissan has always done a good by their compact sedan and the Sentra SL is no different.

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2009 Nissan Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR

2009 Nissan Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR

According to Nissan, economy cars don’t have to look boring anymore. In an attempt to deliver go fast style at an affordable rate the Japanese automaker is introducing their newest edition to the Sentra family. The latest of seven available Sentra options, the SR model, combines the physical attributes of the high-performance SE-R and 200 HP Spec V models at a price only $1000 above the base model Sentra, the FE+ 2.0 that comes with 15 inch steelies and no ABS.

The car is officially known as the Nissan Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR and is scheduled to go on sale nationwide on April 17th of this year. Priced at only $17,760 the SR model costs the same at the well optioned FE+ 2.0 S that comes with a continuously variable transmission.

Pretty much everything that makes the SR special is cosmetic. The owner can choose from six colors for their SR, including those colors once reserved exclusively for the SE-R and Spec V models. Starting up front there is a Sentra SE-R styled front bumper complete with a sports inspired mesh grill and dark chrome accents surrounding the headlights. Lower side skirts borrowed from the SE-R help to close the gap between the vehicle and the pavement. Sitting on top of the trunk is a sporty looking spoiler straight from an SE-R. Differentiating the SR from ordinary Sentras are smoked taillight housings. The molded lip at the bottom of the rear bumper resembles the SE-R’s except that on the SR it is slightly raised in the middle. Finishing off the sporty looking Sentra is the proprietary SR badge on the right side of the trunk.

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2009 Nissan Sentra pricing announced

2009 Nissan Sentra pricing announced

Nissan announced pricing on the 2009 Sentra and Sentra SE-R; both models will receive a new rear trunk lid design, MP3 playback capability and a new Premium Audio Package.

Pricing are as follows: Sentra 2.0 with Xtronic CVT is $16,730, Sentra 2.0 S is $16,960 with the 6-speed manual transmission and $17,760 with Xtronic CVT; Sentra 2.0 SL with Xtronic CVT is priced at $19,660; 2009 Sentra SE-R with standard 177-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and Xtronic CVT with paddle shifters has an MSRP of $20,660.

The Sentra SE-R Spec V, which features a high-output version of the SE-R’s 2.5-liter engine – rated at 200 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque – and a 6-speed manual transmission, is priced at $21,160.

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Major Nissan recall: 650.000 cars

Major Nissan recall: 650.000 cars

Nissan North America has to recall more than 650,000 cars because their engines may suddenly stop running. Affected models are 2002 and 2005-06 Altimas and Sentras with 2.5-liter engines.

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2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R pricing announced

2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R pricing announced

Nissan announced pricing on the all-new Sentra SE-R and Sentra SE-R Spec V, the performance versions of the new larger, more powerful 2007 Nissan Sentra sedan. The starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the Sentra SE-R, which features a 177-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and Xtronic CVTÔ (Continuously Variable Transmission) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, is $19,400.
The Sentra SE-R Spec V, which comes standard with a specially modified (...)

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2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R

2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R

The latest incarnation of the SE-R joins the Nissan lineup in March 2007 with two exciting versions, the Sentra SE-R and the higher horsepower Sentra SE-R Spec V. Both the new SE-R and SE-R Spec V are powered by Nissan’s advanced 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine (QR25DE) and are equipped with a range of unique performance-oriented equipment and features, including standard 17-inch wheels and tires, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and specially tuned electric power (...)

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Nissan Sentra SE-R?

Nissan Sentra SE-R?

At Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan will unveil the new Sentra SE-R. the 2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R offers more power, performance and technology to this highly acclaimed model.
The SE-R Spec V model will be powered by a specifically designed high-output version of Nissan’s 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine.
According to CarScoop, this is how the Sentra SE-R is going to look like. Just a little while to wait to see if it is really the new (...)

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Nissan Sentra SE-R to debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

Nissan Sentra SE-R to debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

Nissan North America, Inc. announced that it will introduce two exciting new performance vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, November 29th, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
All-new for 2007, the Nissan Sentra will once again have SE-R high performance models; both SE-R and SE-R Spec V. As a pioneer model in the field of sport compact cars, the 2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R offers more power, performance and technology to this highly acclaimed model. The SE-R Spec V model will be (...)

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2007 Nissan Sentra prices announced

2007 Nissan Sentra prices announced

Nissan today announced pricing on the all-new 2007 Nissan Sentra, which is on sale now at Nissan retailers nationwide. The starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the all-new Sentra, which receives a significant boost in interior space and an all-new 140-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, is $14,750 for the Sentra 2.0 with 6-speed manual transmission.
The new Sentra is available in four other models: Sentra 2.0 with CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) at (...)

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Nissan will stop selling 2006 Altimas and Sentras

Nissan will stop selling 2006 Altimas and Sentras

On Friday Nissan Nort America asked dealers to stop selling 2006 four-cylinder Nissan Altimas and Sentra SE-Rs because of some reports of engine fires. It seems that there is one minor injury and it was investigating the cause of excessive oil consumption in the cars’ engines.
Apparently the 100000 vehicles built between January 2006 and May may be subject to the problem. The brand received 215 reports of the vehicles’ engines burning through their oil quickly and 17 engine fires.
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2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R

2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R

The popular Nissan Sentra receives minor enhancements for 2006, including an in-dash 6-disc CD changer added to the Audio Fanatic Package and two new colors - Sapphire Blue and Sunburst (new for 1.8 S). The Sentra continues to use a standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, which meets ULEV (Ultra Low Emission Vehicles) standards.

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2006 Nissan Sentra

2006 Nissan Sentra

The popular Nissan Sentra receives minor enhancements for 2006, including an in-dash 6-disc CD changer added to the Audio Fanatic Package and two new colors - Sapphire Blue and Sunburst (new for 1.8 S). The Sentra continues to use a standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, which meets ULEV (Ultra Low Emission Vehicles) standards.

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1998 Nissan Sentra 200SX

1998 Nissan Sentra 200SX

The Nissan Sentra has the same 140 horsepower 2.0-liter inline four cylinder engine that’s used in the 200SX sport coupe. The 200 SX has a five-speed manual gearbox. In the Sentra, the gearbox was a four-speed automatic.

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