Nissan has debuted the 2016 Nissan Sentra (facelift) at the 2015 LA Auto Show. The car is the latest among a slew of updates that the automaker has come out for its lineup in this year.
The Sentra facelift has been given updates to the exterior and interior along with added features that enhance the safety and comfort quotient. The exterior design is now more in tune with the company’s latest design language. The front gets the distinct V-shaped grille, boomerang-shaped headlights and a revised hood. The flanks receive redesigned fenders and 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, while the rear sees revised tail lights and bumpers.
Inside, there are new seat fabrics and soft-touch materials for the instrument panel and door armrests. A new steering wheel, instrument cluster, center console, shifter knob are also standard along with the instrument panel that now features a TFT display. The SV, SR and SL grades come with a 5.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist Display (ADAD) positioned between the tachometer and speedometer with Siri Eyes Free voice recognition system.
Features such as dual zone climate control, Bose audio system with eight speakers, keyless entry with push button start and rear view monitor are part of the options list. Safety systems such as Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) have been offered on the Nissan Sentra for the first time.
The 2016 Sentra comes with only one engine option, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 130 hp and 128 lb.-ft. (174 Nm) of torque. The engine is mated to an Xtronic transmission; a 6-speed manual transmission is also offered for the S grade grade. To improve handling characteristics the suspension has been given a 10% increase in spring and damper rates and the body stiffness has also been improved for better control.
The 2016 Nissan Sentra will come in six trim levels: S 6MT, S Xtronic, FE+ S, SV, SR and SL. The 2016 Sentra is priced from US$16,780 in the U.S. market, with US deliveries set to begin by late December.