Nissan Reveals Refreshed 2016 Sentra in LA Auto Show
It seems that Nissan is in a revising kind of mood lately. Following the major reboot of the nearly-axed Maxima and the redesign of the sales-leading Altima, at the LA Auto Show Nissan has revealed its latest refreshed vehicle: the 2016 Sentra.
This means that all three of Nissan’s best-selling sedans have gotten a makeover, in a process that Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc, described as “taking a powerful nameplate and making it even better.”
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The new Sentra’s exterior follows cues set by the Maxima and Altima, with new fascias in the front and rear, a new grille, new fenders, new hood, boomerang-shaped head- and taillights, new 17-inch wheels, and, on SR and SL trims, LED headlights. All of these changes kept with Nissan’s new Energetic Flow design language.
Nissan also changed the Sentra’s interior with a new steering wheel, a new center cluster and audio display, a new console and shifter knob, refined seat fabrics, and soft-touch instrument panel and armrests. In the SV, SR, and SL models, there is a 5-inch Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display and Siri Eyes Free™ Voice Recognition. These standards are paired with some new available features like a power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, leather-appointed seating, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, a Bose audio system, Nissan Intelligent Key, RearView Monitor, NissanConnect, and a number of Nissan’s Safety Shield Technologies.
The Sentra’s handling and performance have been touched up as well through a retuned suspension design, enhanced body stiffness, and the newest generation of D-step Logic Control of Xtronic continuously variable transmissions, which is standard through the entire Sentra lineup, save for an available six-speed manual in the Sentra S trim.
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The Sentra will start at $16,780, with full pricing and packages to be announced later.