The Sentra is the latest in a long line of compact Nissan performance sedans going back nearly 50 years to the Datsun 510 and the original Sentra SE-R. The new, first-ever Sentra NISMO is also the first mainstream U.S. Nissan model to offer motorsports-inspired NISMO factory-tuned performance. It joins the GT-R NISMO, 370Z NISMO, JUKE NISMO and JUKE NISMO RS in the 2017 Nissan lineup.
The Sentra model’s comprehensive transformation from everyday sedan to a highly personal performance machine includes aggressive exterior treatment, performance-oriented interior and unique suspension tuning.
“With the addition of the new Sentra, the enthusiasts behind production sports vehicles like the GT-R NISMO and 370Z NISMO sought to widen the reach of the NISMO brand,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “But they wanted to do it without diluting the brand – which meant Sentra going deeper than just visual changes to an enhanced, visceral driving experience.”
“Sentra is Nissan’s third most popular vehicle behind Rogue and Altima. For the model year, a new Sentra SR Turbo grade was added to the previous lineup of Sentra S, SV, SR and SL trim levels,” added Bunce. “But it is the new Sentra that will undoubtedly set the nameplate’s image on fire.”