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Los Angeles 2019: An All-New Nissan Sentra for 2020

The new eighth-generation 2020 Nissan Sentra was unveiled today at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Los Angeles, CA - After several years of ever-slowing sales for its small car, Nissan finally decided to bring a new Sentra to the market for 2020 – and for that, we have to salute their commitment to continue building cars. 

Originally introduced for the 1982 model year, the Sentra, with this eighth generation, is built on a new platform that provides greatly improved proportions and stance – about two inches lower to the ground and two inches wider than the previous generation. 

The exterior also incorporates Nissan’s latest design language found on its other bold-looking sedans, including its signature V-motion grille, thin LED headlamps and floating roof found on the Altima. 

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More-luxurious interior space
Inside, the Sentra is more refined and luxurious, creating a better experience for driver and passengers. Available amenities range from leatherette-appointed, heated front seats and heated outside mirrors to Nissan’s NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats and Intelligent Around View Monitor. 

Infotainment and connectivity features include an available floating 8-inch multi-touch center display and NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Under the bonnet
The 2020 Sentra also features a new, fuel-efficient 2.0L, 4-cylinder engine rated at 149 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque – increases of 20% and 16% respectively over the previous generation’s 1.8L engine. The company promised the new unit will also offer improved fuel economy. 

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According to Nissan, dynamic performance has been greatly improved through the use of a new independent rear suspension and an upgraded, new, dual-pinion electric power steering design (DP-EPS). 

The Sentra is available in either a 6-speed manual transmission (base S model only), or with the latest generation Xtronic transmission. Advanced safety and driver assistance technologies, now available across the entire family of Nissan sedans, include standard Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of six advanced driver-assist systems that includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking, and High Beam Assist.

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The new Sentra also offers 10 standard airbags, rear door alert, intelligent forward collision warning, and intelligent driver alertness.
 
The new Sentra will come in three trim levels: S, SV and SR. The first units will arrive in February 2020 at dealerships; no prices have been announced yet.

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