Nissan Sentra

06 Mar 2013
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Nissan Sentra aims to zoom into the compact sedan sector

The battle for the fiercely competitive compact sedan market – the one where most cars in Oman are sold – just got that much hotter with the unveiling of the new Nissan Sentra.

Exclusive Oman importer Suhail Bahwan Automobiles has high hopes that the model will be a game-changer due to the new-look Sentra’s upmarket styling and copper-bottomed safety standards.

Sentra is the new brand name for Nissan’s compact sedan, which, like a much-venerated Japanese imperial line, is now in its 13th generation. Heritage notwithstanding, the Sentra seduces with aerodynamic design, spaciousness, sculpted panels and a front end that widens at the fenders for executive panache.

The engine options are 1.6 litre or 1.8 litre four cylinders, with a six-speed, automatic continuous variable transmission (CVT).

And then there are the high-end details that you might expect in a more upmarket model, such as LED head lamps and tail lamps and bespoke interior craftsmanship.

The Sentra comes with state-of-the-art features including dual-zone climate control, intelligent key with push button start, rear-view camera for parking, and all-round connectivity including Bluetooth and satellite navigation.

Passengers can stretch their legs in the front and back, with legroom closer to the mid-size sedan norm. The Sentra’s 510-litre boot is enough even for the most indecisive traveller with space for the kitchen sink too.

The Sentra has all the standard safety features – ABS, EBD and brake assist – as well as full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.  Rear drum breaks and rear discs are  both options for the safety conscious.

[styled_box title=”CHECK THIS OUT” color=”gray”]Standard and optional features:

  • Electric speed-proportional power steering
  • 12V front power outlet(s)
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Auxiliary MP3 audio input
  • AM/FM in-dash single CD player with CD MP3 Playback stereo
  • Auxiliary MP3 audio input
  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags
  • Child seat anchors
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Ventilated front disc / rear drum brakes
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Stability control
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Tyre pressure monitoring


[styled_box title=”Specifications” color=”black”]
Engine: 1.8 litres four cylinders
Transmission: 6-speed automatic CVT
Horsepower: 130
Torque: 128 feet-pounds at 3600rpm[/styled_box]

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