Turbocharged variant of the unexciting and sensible Sentra is revealed today at Miami International Auto Show. It’s pledging a performance version of sedan whisch is known for its repute.
Meanwhile, Nissan indicates presenting a hotter NiISMO version very soon, while it’s closing the Idx concept forever.
The 2017 Sentra SR Turbo is changing the sedan’s 1.8-liter for a direct injection, turbocharged, 1.6-liter four-cylinder taken from the Juke subcompact crossover.Tthe mill increasesthe Sentra’s power by 50% making 188 hp and 177 ib-ft. Drivers can choose between a CVT manual shift mode or a six speed manual.
Many things are bigger in this package.
In this package, 17-inch wheels, bigger brake discs, bigger brake calipers, ventilated front brake discs, stronger front springs and boosted damping front and rear are also included.
Nissan’s new Sentra comes just in time to be rival to the arriving Honda Civic Si and Hyundai Elantra Sport. Prices aren’t announced yet.
It’s very clear that Nissan has an even better NISMO version coming out.
Anoyone who is hoping that Nisan’s rear-wheel-drive IDx concept will be produced csome day is going wrong. Thats not gonna happen. Nissanćs North American vice president of product planning, Pierre Loing, told TTAC that it wasnt economically attainable for the automaker to build a new RWD niche item. He aslo said that some elements could make it to the production – perhaps a front-wheel-drive compact. This model will be more expencive that the standard Sentra.
Nissan is hoping for the new 2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo will give the before mentioned models a run for their money.