Nissan unveils its new Sentra tonight in Dallas as part of its new product onslaught. Objective: Regain market share in the U.S. The Sentra is “the third of five all-new vehicles being introduced in a 15-month period,” as the company is proud to say.
Getting with the worldwide weight-loss program, the new Sentra is 150 pounds – or five percent – lighter than the current model, despite growing in overall dimensions and interior room. With a more fuel-efficient 1.8-liter engine, and a Xtronic CVT, the car has a 13 percent improvement in EPA combined fuel economy.
With the FE+ models, Sentra achieves up to 40 mpg on the highway. Other CVT-equipped models are rated at 39 mpg on the highway. All CVT models have a combined EPA rating of 34 mpg.