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Nissan Sentra 2013: finally a figure worthy of his rank

So far, the Nissan Sentra had a silhouette that was rather that of a lower category car, compared to that of his vis-a-vis.

Fortunately, the new version will correct the situation with his mature style more modern and answering the standards of a compact car category.

Its dimensions have been increased, with the exception of its height.

On the inside, there is a completely redesigned cockpit and back, which gives way to a new more ergonomic dashboard and worthy of a saloon of this niche.

Under the hood we find a new four-cylinder 1.8-liter that develops a power of 130 horsepower with a torque of 128 lb-ft.

A six-speed manual gearbox is available automatically on the S and SV versions. They can also enjoy Xtronic CVT transmission option. The Xtronic CVT transmission is available as standard equipment for SR and SL versions.

The 2013 Sentra is available in versions S, SV, SL and SR.

Here is the press release about the latter:

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The all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra improves its style, sophistication, refinement and performance with fuel consumption of up to 4.9 l/100 km on the highway and 5.8 l/100 'km city and on the road

- It is distinguished by an exceptional styling, features upscale design and the best combined fuel consumption in its class * -

       - Brand new lightweight design for a weight reduction of the vehicle up to 150 lb

       - New 1.8-liter engine and gearbox Xtronic CVTMD new generation with sub-planetary gears for optimal performance and efficiency

       - Combined fuel consumption of 5.8 l/100 km, the best in its class *

       - New sophisticated design with high-end details like headlights and taillights teams LED series

       - Interior end manufacturing and high technology friendly

       - Optional NissanConnectMS with navigation and assistant composing text messages hands-free, search by points of interest by Google ™ and sending features to the car by Google ™

       - On sale at Nissan dealers across the country this fall

The all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra, unveiled in Canada, continues the offensive commercial brand as the third of a series of five vehicles entirely new lances during a period of 15 months.

As the Altima and the Nissan Pathfinder recently revealed, the new design of the Sentra is mainly based on exceptional design standards, both inside and outside, as well as the efficiency of the engineering. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Sentra Lighter 150 lb, or 5%, while having slightly superior overall dimensions and more interior room. This new lighter and aerodynamic model allows Nissan to use a 1.8-liter engine more economical fuel, which, thanks to the gearbox Xtronic CVTMD next generation with sub-planetary gear, offers a 13% improvement the combined fuel consumption.

With the CVT, the Sentra consumes up to 4.9 l/100 km on the road and has the best combined fuel consumption (city and highway) in its class *, or 5.8 l/100 km.

"The 2013 Nissan Sentra is endowed of the most revolutionary design of the 30-year history of the brand. It is a valuable addition to what is undoubtedly the most innovative range of sedans and offering the highest quality and the highest in the history of Nissan value, "stated Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager Division Nissan, Nissan North America, Inc. "With a design completely redesigned for 2013, the Sentra is more like the Altima in terms of appearance and sensation of driving a compact sedan What ordinary. Just like the Altima, the new Sentra is accompanied by some of the best features in its segment, as high energy efficiency and a friendly connectivity providing clients with a value and a REAL convenience. "

The new Sentra clearly shows a family resemblance to the 2013 Nissan Altima recently launched at both external and internal lines, as its unique style Departing competing vehicles in the compact sedan category.

Modern design and high-end

The new design of the Sentra is elegant, modern and refined, conferring it a "professional" looking stuff for buyers who want to move up the social hierarchy and who wish to drive a vehicle more upscale than some of the other designs segment. The Sentra, which adopts the new hallmarks of Nissan or trapezoidal shaped grille and wide wraparound accented by LED lights, is the only compact sedan segment vehicles to offer these standard equipment. At the rear, LED lights has, also serial, add the sophisticated style of the sedan.

Compared to the previous design, the waistline of the Sentra was lowered and new lateral stringers have been added starting from the front fenders, continuing along the doors and ending with sculpted taillights to boot. These additions to confer the new Sentra a more imposing presence and increase the external visibility for passengers. Other exterior features include Chrome door handles and door trim with chrome accents, the exterior mirrors have integrated turn signals with ice deicing optional, while all SR, optional, includes front and rear grills sport, alloy wheels of 17 inches and a specially designed rear spoiler.

The 2013 Sentra is built on a new design Lighter than the previous platform, contributing to reduce the weight of the new model of 150 pounds. This platform also allows the Sentra has to offer one of the most generous in its class interior volume and an important legroom in the back, and a larger trunk.

Compared to the previous generation Sentra, the 2013 model has a longer wheelbase of 15.24 mm (700.02 mm 2) and a longer overall length of 58.42 mm (625.34 mm 4). The door-to-front overhang is shorter and the door-to-fake back is longer. It is slightly lower (- 15.24 mm) and narrow (- 30.48 mm) to improve aerodynamics, but it presents almost the same total interior volume (liters 3143 against 3138 '; liters for previous model). The drag coefficient was significantly reduced from 0.34 to 0.29.

"The Sentra has long been recognized as one of the most spacious in its class sedans and the most recent version is no exception. The very precise dimensioning helped not only to develop External proportions well balanced, but also to create more legroom at the rear and a larger trunk, "stated Mr. Castignetti.

High outstanding range inside

The new sophisticated look Sentra continues to the interior of the vehicle with a high quality design and materials that are not usually found in compact vehicles, including an array of soft edge to the touch and an armrest on the driver's door, the optional leather seats and trim in maple tones option. In addition to the interior of an intermediate space vehicle in a compact exterior, the interior fittings intuitive focuses on driving and includes seats in unequal comfort in its class for all occupants. The dashboard draws a curve to the doors and includes high definition backlit electroluminescent dials same day, giving an aspect of high quality and easy to read.

At the rear, the legroom of 949.96 mm is among the most important category and is immediately noticed by passengers, even when the front seats are in their rearmost position. The rear seats can be folded separately 60/40 series and offer a versatile access to the trunk of 428 liters (57 liters more than the trunk of the Sentra 2012).

Interior features include ';: driver's seat has six manual settings, passenger front seat has 4 manual settings, compartments in the front and rear doors, front center console with padded armrest and cupholders, rear armrest with cupholders, air conditioning in-cabin microfilter, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, electric mirrors with levee / down feature and pinch device, power door locks with auto-locking feature, two auxiliary power outlets 12-volt, remote door unlock and open the trunk and fuel tank at a distance.

A new automatic cruise Dual-zone air is available for the first time on the Sentra, allowing the driver and front passenger to adjust the indoor temperature individually.

The audio system is a series AM / FM / CD system with four speakers. Other optional systems include a system AM / FM / CD with 6 speakers and a 4.3-inch color display, USB port for iPod ® and other compatible devices, and a Bose ® audio system with 8 top quality high- speakers and an amplifier fits inside a cloth or leather, thereby providing optimal performance.

The SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription is required, sold separately) and the telephony system Bluetooth handsfree are also optional.

"The unique style of the new Sentra is particularly striking is the interior of the vehicle. You notice that you are settled in the spacious and comfortable seats, and when you touch the materials of high quality. When you drive, you notice accorded special attention to the attenuation of noise, vibration and harshness in the cabin, "stressed Mr. Castignetti. "All this even before to discover the many technological advanced features, including vehicles belonging to the compact sedan segment are usually not equipped. "

NissanConnectMS with navigation and other ingenious technologies

As the new Altima, Sentra 2013 is equipped with cutting-edge technologies that help owners stay connected. A new version of the Nissan Navigation system is available. NissanConnectMS integrated navigation with a wizard composing text messages hands-free reading incoming messages and allows the driver to answer it without hands off the wheel, it provides the following information: gasoline prices in real time, time displacement and meteorological terms a day, in addition to search by points of interest by Google ™ and sending features to the car by Google ™ (subscription required).

The system also provides the audio streaming by Bluetooth and a large touch screen of 5.8 inches.

Other available technologies ranging from camera walking back to the key intelligenteMD Nissan boot pushbutton light.

New 1.8-liter engine and CVT box ADVANCED

As can be expected with a new design, the new Sentra is equipped with a new engine and a new CVT transmission. Henceforth supporting an evolved engine DOHC 1.8-liter, it has a longer stroke than conventional engines in its class, thus improving the efficiency and rapidity of combustion. The engine is equipped with a control system of continuously variable distribution (CVTC) Double, which modulates the duration of opening of the intake valves and exhaust (like that used on the Maxima, Nissan's flagship model ).

The internal engine friction has been reduced, which improves the efficiency. The filing CDA generates about twice less friction than the foregoing coatings. In addition, springs valves in the shape of a beehive whose diameter is smaller upwards, which reduces the force of inertia, improves the effectiveness of control valves and engine operation. This engine develops 130 horsepower and 128 lb-ft.

The new engine is coupled to a gearbox Xtronic CVTMD new generation (manual 6-speed gearbox is available on the S and SV models Sentra base). The new CVT gearbox has many improvements (compared to the previous) that achieve better fuel efficiency and reduce the weight of the vehicle. The range of gear ratios of 7,3:1 is larger, thanks to a sub-planetary gear and smaller pulleys, which provides better fuel efficiency at high speed, reducing the number of towers / minute and rapid acceleration. The fuel economy is estimated at 6.6 l/100 km city and 4.9 L/100 km on the highway and when the vehicle is equipped CVT * fuel consumption is the best its category, or 5.8 l/100 km.

"In the race to obtain the best fuel economy, we sometimes lose sight of maneuverability. The new engine of the Sentra and the evolved design of the CVT box fit perfectly to provide both a consumption l / km lower and a pleasant driving: a sweet, quiet and efficient motor, in town or on the road, Quick as well as autonomy and consumption l / km excellent "acceleration, explained Mr. Castignetti.

The new Sentra is also endowed with an independent strut suspension and a torsion suspension rails with integrated stabilizer bar at the rear, Brake Assist Disc and ventilated discs at the front / drum brakes the back (of disc brakes on all four wheels are optional) and a sensitive electric power steering has the speed of the vehicle. The Sentra is equipped with optional 16-inch wheels of steel with full wheel covers and 205/55R16 all-season tires or alloy wheels 17-inch aluminum with 205/50R17 all-season tires.

In addition to the long list of standard features available on the Sentra S, SV models include cruise control, two additional speakers, illuminated steering wheel audio controls, an anti-theft system, and seats covered with top quality fabric and door trim.

The Sentra SR has a more sporty design, with alloy wheels 17-inch aluminum has 5 shelves, its front bumper and rear, grille, extensions lateral stringers in the lower part of the body, its fin rear brake lights with integrated a LED fog lights and pot exhaust with chrome tips. The interior of the Sentra SR also evokes a sporty look: silver interior trim color and seats and cover the back of the driver's seat covered with fabric top quality.

The Sentra SL, which is the high-end model, also includes aluminum wheels 17-inch 7-spoke alloy, Smart Auto headlights, fog lights, exterior mirrors heated rear glass with integrated LED turn signals, a cle intelligenteMD Nissan, a telephony system Bluetooth handsfree, a sound system with 6 speakers and a 5.8-inch screen and the SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription is required, sold separately).

The Sentra SL is also endowed the following devices: a steering wheel and gear lever leather sleeves, trim in shades of maple and an automatic regulator Dual-zone air.

A range of well-equipped models

The Sentra S and SV models are offered with a manual transmission or a 6-speed Xtronic box CVTMD. All other models are equipped with standard gearbox Xtronic CVTMD.

The NissanConnectMS functionality with navigation system, leather seats, heated front seats, the rear disc brakes, electric sunroof and a sliding glass rear view camera are among the additional features available with different sets of equipment .

"Flagship equipped with LED rear lights have LED, without forgetting all the space in between, the new Sentra 2013 warns buyers of compact sedans that his style and his powerful attraction were collars," says a Castignetti. "Even in this segment become one of the most competitive on the market, the Sentra is ready to meet all challenges. "

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* Based on fuel consumption ratings for the 2013 Sentra S CVT published in 2012 and EnerGuide obtained from testing the manufacturer for the vehicle category of intermediate size. Data available as of August 9, 2012. Internal combustion engines only. Hybrid vehicles and diesels excluded. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use only for purposes of comparison.

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