This small sedan is currently one of the oldest models in the segment and it definitely needs updates. Fortunately, that will happen soon, as the new version has been spotted on the road. The next-generation model is about to come in the next year, as the 2021 Nissan Sentra. We count on a lot of novelties, starting from a completely new design, which will provide a significantly more attractive appearance. Improvements are expected in other aspects of the vehicle as well, particularly in terms of interior design, new technologies etc.
2021 Nissan Sentra Redesign
The upcoming model is about to come with loads of novelties. The testing model has been driving around for some time and the last time we saw it, it almost took the whole camouflage off. We can clearly notice a lot of influence from the Almera, as the 2021 Nissan Sentra sports the brand’s latest design language, highlighted by a new version of the famous V-motion grille. The front end looks quite similar to the bigger sibling. The overall shape features a typical sedan shape, fulfilled with a floating roof layout.
The rear end is highlighted by pointed taillights, so we could say that the new model will look quite similar to the Chinese sibling, Silphy. Compared to the previous generation, the 2021 Nissan Sentra will feature 0.5-inches in the wheelbase. That isn’t a big increase, but keep in mind that the current model is already one of the biggest models in the class.
On the inside, the 2021 Nissan Sentra will come with even bigger changes. While the current model features a little bit of disappointing interior quality, the new one will be completely different. From what we can see in the new SIlphy, the new model will come with a significantly more attractive interior design. There is a new dashboard layout, highlighter by circular air vents and a tablet-like touchscreen, which takes a lot of inspiration from the Altima.
On the other side, the overall interior dimension will remain similar, which is definitely a great thing. The current generation already features a pretty spacious cabin. Both rows of seats are generous in terms of legroom, which isn’t something you will find in most rivals. Also, we count on a pretty spacious cargo area. The current model features 15 cubic feet, which is on par with mid-size sedans.
Finally, we count on updates in terms of technologies, things like a new infotainment system, larger touchscreen, smartphone integration and more.
2021 Nissan Sentra Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, it looks like the base 1.8-liter engine will remain. It is a well-known four-cylinder unit, which in the current model delivers around 140 horsepower. Also, it features decent fuel economy ratings which go around 27 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. Naturally, we count on a couple of modifications in this case. A little bit more power and a little bit higher mpg ratings are what we hope for.
Also, we expect to see a turbocharged option in the offer. The latest reports are suggesting it would be a familiar 1.6-liter turbo-four, with a max output of around 190 horsepower. It seems like a proper amount of power for a vehicle of this size and we also like those rumors that suggest manual transmission very much.
2021 Nissan Sentra Release Date and Price
The 2021 Nissan Sentra will hit the market next year. Still, more precise dates are yet to come. When it comes to the price, the current model starts at around 18.000 dollars and we don’t expect significant changes in the future, at least when it comes to base models.