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.
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Engine: 1.8 litres four cylinders
Transmission: 6-speed automatic CVT
Torque: 128 feet-pounds at 3600rpm[/styled_box]