Primarily known for its very affordable price, the current-generation Sentra was designed primarily for developing countries of Asia. However, the company realized its strange potential and offered it in other parts of the world, including some of the most demanding car markets, such as North America. These days, it is a pretty strong seller in the U.S. market, thanks to a great value for the price.
However, it looks like the company wants to boost sales and make it even more popular. Therefore, a performance version seems like a logical move. According to the latest reports, we are about to see the 2020 Nissan Sentra Nismo in the next year.
The new version will come with a lot of upgrades over standard models, though exact details are still unknown.
2020 Nissan Sentra Nismo Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2020 Nissan Sentra Nismo will stick to the base design. Still, there is a full load of upgrades to come. If you’ve ever driven this car, you probably know that it’s not the most fun vehicle to drive. Therefore, the company will make big modifications to the chassis, particularly on suspension. Count on a completely new suspension setup, as well as various other upgrades.
Besides notable mechanical modifications, the 2020 Nissan Sentra Nismo should also come with a number of distinctive visual details. We presume that the compact sedan will get a typical Nismo treatment. This means a new body kit, which would include new bumpers, side skirts, spoiler, and similar things. Of course, count on new wheels as well, with more inches in diameter and low-profile tires. A couple of exclusive colors are also possible.
The interior of the current model is spacious and comfortable. The Sentra offers one of the most spacious second rows in the class, while the trunk is also quite big. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the interior quality isn’t that great. Materials are mostly hard plastics, while the dashboard looks quite blend. After all, this model was originally designed for developing countries.
The 2020 Nissan Sentra Nismo will probably come with a number of notable interior upgrades. We count on new color schemes, as well as on a couple of sporty details. This means things like sports pedals and seats, “Nismo” stitching, unique trimming, and similar features. When it comes to the list of standard features, we could see a couple of additions, but don’t expect too much from this model.
2020 Nissan Sentra Nismo Engine
Without any doubt, Nismo gave us a huge number of amazing performance cars throughout its history. However, it wasn’t a rare thing that fans were left short-sleeved. The main reason for the disappointment was usually a lack of power, as it is an often thing to see a Nismo-badged model with the same engine that powers standard models. That could easily be the case with the 2020 Nissan Sentra Nismo as well.
Standard models come in two powertrain variants. Besides the base 1.8-liter unit, there is also a 1.6-liter turbo-four, the same one that powers the Juke Nismo, which is good for about 190 horsepower. The same one should be offered in the 2020 Nissan Sentra Nismo as well. Still, if we consider that this is a compact car, we may agree that this amount of power definitely can provide great performances. There are many other things that make a good sports car, which is far more important than engine power.
Release Date and Price
The 2020 Nissan Sentra Nismo could be ready already for the next year and come by the end of 2019. When it comes to the price, we presume that the starting price would probably go around 30.000 dollars.