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2024 Nissan Lineup in Canada: Models and Changes

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William Clavey
The automaker’s range is steadily being refreshed

•    Here's what you want to know about the 2024 Nissan model lineup in Canada.

Nissan is one of the manufacturers that has most modernized its model range in recent years, while also enhancing its electric vehicle (EV) offering with the addition of the Ariya SUV. That said, the LEAF remains firmly established as one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market. 

Here's the full Nissan product lineup for the 2024 model-year, with changes for each model.

THE CARS

Nissan Versa

2023/24 Nissan Versa
2023/24 Nissan Versa
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Since it was updated in 2023, the Versa receives no changes for 2024. There is, however, a very slight price increase. Nevertheless, it retains its very important quality of offering a lot for the money. 

This is simply one of the most affordable cars on the market, with a starting price of $22,248 - including $1,850 for transport and preparation. And for that, the Versa small sedan offers impressive build and finish quality for the segment, while being well-equipped out of the box, with technologies such as lane departure warning. 

Three models are available: S, SV and the SR, which a little more pizzazz through slightly sportier-looking aesthetic details, such as 17-inch wheels, a rear spoiler and blackened body elements. The SR version also offers an additional optional colour, Sky Gray, and a slightly larger 8-inch multimedia screen.

Specifications sheet of 2024 Nissan Versa S

Specifications sheet of 2024 Nissan Versa SV

Nissan Sentra

2024 Nissan Sentra
2024 Nissan Sentra
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In a segment that continues to show a pulse, the Nissan Sentra compact car receives a mid-cycle update for 2024. The changes mainly affect styling, the range of available models, on-board technology and powertrain performance.

A 2024 Sentra can be identified by its slightly redesigned front grille and bumper. There are also new headlamps and wheels. At the rear, the style of the bumper has been subtly changed.

Still available in S, SV and SR models, the Nissan Sentra continues to be powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine rated at 149 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. This unit can still be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox (S and SR versions) or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). 

Among the changes, Nissan says the CVT has been reprogrammed to operate more smoothly while further reducing fuel consumption. A new stop-start system is now standard. According to data from Natural Resources Canada, the CVT-equipped Sentra 2024 achieves lower combined fuel consumption than its predecessor: 6.6L/100 km versus 7.1L/100 km. 

Nissan has also revised a number of interior finishing details, such as the steering wheel and certain materials used on the SR. SV and SR versions receive a new 8-inch multimedia screen, while the entire range now comes standard with the Nissan Safety Shield 360 driver assistance package.

See: 2024 Nissan Sentra Gets Styling Tweaks, Other Improvements

Specifications sheet of 2024 Nissan Sentra S manual

Specifications sheet of 2024 Nissan Sentra S plus

Nissan Altima

2023/24 Nissan Altima
2023/24 Nissan Altima
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Like the Versa, the Altima benefited from a mid-cycle update in 2023. Which means there are very few new features for 2024. In fact, there's only one: the trial period for the NissanConnect remote service has been extended from six months to three years.

The Altima sits in a segment that’s losing ground, that of mid-size sedans. It's not helped by the fact that it's constantly working in the shadow of big guns like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Despite this, the Altima continues to prove its relevance thanks to its excellent value for money, proven reliability and the fact that it offers all-wheel drive as standard. 

Four models are available: Altima S, SR, SR Premium and Platinum. Sport enthusiasts will appreciate the SR variant for its distinguished styling elements and slightly sportier interior finishes. 

In this inflationary world, it's good to know that an Altima (S version) still sells for an affordable $33,628 (including shipping and preparation costs of $2,030). Even a Platinum proposition doesn't exceed $40,000.

See: Nissan Altima Gets a Mild Redesign for 2023

Specifications sheet of 2024 Nissan Altima S

Specifications sheet of 2024 Nissan Altima SR AWD

Nissan Z

2024 Nissan Z NISMO
2024 Nissan Z NISMO
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While the 2023 model-year marked the return of Nissan's legendary Z, it's in 2024 that the NISMO version returns to the lineup. This is an even higher-performance variant of the popular sports car, which receives a host of modifications that make it a completely different beast, especially when pushed hard on the racetrack.

And that's where the majority of the Z's changes come in this year. The chassis and suspension have been revised to increase structural rigidity and improve handling, while the twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine also benefits from a number of improvements. Thanks to revised turbocharging and new air intake and exhaust systems, the Z NISMO now develops 420 hp (up from 400) and 384 lb-ft of torque (up from 350). 

Purists will be disappointed to learn that this version is not available with a manual gearbox. However, Nissan claims that several modifications have been made to the 9-speed automatic transmission, which was developed and built in partnership with Mercedes-Benz. It reacts more quickly to gear changes, while offering an additional driving mode, Sport+, exclusive to NISMO.

See: 2024 Nissan Z NISMO First Drive Review: Overhaulin’

Specifications sheet of 2024 Nissan Z Sport manual

Specifications sheet of 2024 Nissan Z Sport auto

Nissan GT-R

2023/24 Nissan GT-R
2023/24 Nissan GT-R
Photo: Nissan

There's no stopping Godzilla. While the 2024 year has begun with a number of new film adaptations of the legendary Japanese character, Nissan is sticking to the winning formula of its performance monster. Since 2009, the GT-R has earned the nickname Godzilla by demonstrating its technical expertise in the face of much more expensive European competition. Despite a one-year hiatus in 2023, it will rise from the ashes in 2024 like the famous unstoppable monster from Japanese mythology.

Although technically identical since its arrival on our market over a decade ago, the 2024 Nissan GT-R does benefit from a number of technical and stylistic improvements, enabling it to remain relevant in the performance car segment. While the subtle aesthetic changes are hard to see with the naked eye, it's the technical improvements that will catch the eye of enthusiasts.

For example, the NISMO version - still on the menu - adds a limited-slip differential to the front axle. The T-Spec variant returns to the lineup, offering carbon ceramic brakes, 20-inch gold wheels and slightly wider front fenders as standard, inspired by the NISMO variant. The latter, by the way, develops 600 hp (vs 584 in the regular version) and 481 lb-ft of torque (vs 467).

Specifications sheet of 2024 Nissan GT-R Premium

Specifications sheet of 2024 Nissan GT-R Nismo

William Clavey
William Clavey
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