The newest era of the Nissan Sentra debuted within the U.S. solely three years in the past, however the previously small sedan may get a facelift quickly if the newest modifications to its Chinese cousin are any indication, based on Carscoops.
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The Chinese language-market Nissan Sylphy, which is principally the identical because the B18 Sentra, has simply undergone a redesign that introduced refined modifications to the outside and added some refinement to the inside, specifically with a bigger infotainment display screen that depends on touch-based shortcuts — our favourite.
As with all facelift these days, the Nissan Sylphy’s makeover focuses on its entrance and rear bumpers to make the automotive look sleeker. The Sylphy’s entrance finish has a much bigger grille, per Carscoops, nevertheless it appears to not lengthen totally down just like the grille of the present Sentra. It’s a small change, however a welcome one. I suppose I’m simply keen for contemporary automotive design to maneuver on from its top-to-bottom grille obsession.
The Sylphy additionally seems to be sleeker on the entrance courtesy of latest headlights, which aren’t actually new; they’re simply sporting a special look, which is most blatant within the form and orientation of the daytime working LEDs. The little modifications add as much as a brand new design that hardly modifications the earlier, however that’s for the perfect!
The newest Nissan Sentra, or Sylphy, introduced massive modifications to the sedan that made the outgoing mannequin look virtually frumpy by comparability. The one draw back is that the eight-generation Sentra was bigger than the seventh, however that’s par for the course now because the Honda Civic and different “small” sedans have proven.
Persevering with with the theme of modifications we’re not all the time keen on is the brand new infotainment within the Sylphy, which comes with a bigger 12.3-inch touchscreen that reportedly options touch-sensitive shortcuts. Contact-sensitive isn’t as delicate because the identify implies, nevertheless, and drivers are left stabbing at nothing whereas carmakers insist that there’s, certainly, one thing there. Good factor the Sylphy nonetheless comes with bodily HVAC controls, and even the outdated analog cluster.
The facelift carries over the foremost mechanical elements of the Sylphy bought in China, that means it’ll nonetheless be powered by a 1.6-liter straight-four engine or by 1.2-liter engine mated to an electrical motor. It’s also referred to as Nissan’s e-Energy drivetrain, and it’s a neat configuration that yields higher gasoline effectivity— as much as 78 miles per gallon in one thing just like the Japanese-market Nissan Notice Aura.
The e-Energy setup improves efficiency considerably, however the sequence hybrid tech is usually for the sake of bettering the HEV’s vary per tank of gasoline, which seems like an oxymoron. The styling modifications coming to the U.S. mannequin are probably a given, however the massive query is whether or not the 2024 Nissan Sentra will include the choice for an e-Energy drivetrain. Sadly, the reply might be no.