Turbocharged compact sedans are kind of becoming a new trend, and the latest to arrive onto the scene is the new 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo, which made its world debut this weekend at the 46th annual Miami International Auto Show.
"The Sentra SR Turbo is designed for buyers who want all the attributes of traditional compact sedans, but also desire some serious turbo performance," explained Bert Brooks, senior manager, Product Planning, Nissan Canada Inc. "The SR Turbo builds upon the redesigned Sentra and adds 50% more horsepower and more than 40% more torque, as well as the upgrades where drivers will feel them. It's truly the complete package for compact car buyers and enthusiasts alike."
More specifically, the 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo boasts a new 1.6L Direct Injection Gasoline turbocharged engine that delivers 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.
To help handle the increased power and torque, the car also gets an enhanced body structure, revised steering system, larger front disc brakes, new 6-speed manual or Xtronic CVT with manual mode, and unique suspension tuning. Takeoffs and passing manoeuvres are said to be quicker, while handling is improved.
A Premium Package is available and includes Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, leather-appointed seating, and Bose Premium audio with eight speakers.
The new Nissan Sentra SR Turbo is expected to help keep the sales momentum of Nissan's second best-selling vehicle in Canada when it hits the market later this fall. Don’t miss our First Drive review shortly!