Nissan’s Sentra model has gone through a lot of changes since first being introduced in 1982 as a subcompact vehicle. Through the years it has also been classified as a compact and a mid-size, and has also been known as the Nissan Sunny, Sylphy, Tsuru and Pulsar.
Many car enthusiasts were excited to learn that a brand new version of the Sentra will be made available in 2017, the Nissan Sentra NISMO. In case you aren’t familiar with NISMO, it is Nissan’s in-house tuning, motorsports and performance division which has been responsible for versions of the Skyline and Silvia.
The all-new 2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO made its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2016. Under the hood, it is set to feature the same 1.6 liter four-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engine as the Sentra SR Turbo, which will also become available at the same time. That engine will allow for 188 horsepower paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
According to the carmaker, the Sentra NISMO is the company’s first “mainstream, affordable” model to receive the NISMO treatment. The four-door model will sit upon 18” NISMO aluminum-alloy wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
The interior has been upgraded from previous versions of the Sentra and will include:
·370Z-inspired steering wheel
·Alcantara® and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
·12 O’clock red leather stripe on wheel
·Heavily bolstered seats
·Red NISMO tachometer
·Track-inspired front seats
·NISMO-branded aggressive bolsters
The Nissan Sentra NISMO will also feature a re-tuned suspension and red accent stripes which will complement your choice of a Brilliant, Aspen White, Silver, Super Black or Gun Metallic exterior color.
Nissan Sentras in La Quinta
We encourage you to come into Torre Nissan to test drive the newest Sentra model and see how you like it. We also offer a wide selection of new and pre-owned Nissan Sentras, and are currently honoring manufacturer incentives as well as cash certificates for recent graduates and military members. Get started now by getting pre-approved online!