In the early/mid-‘80s, among the terrific Skylines and the “wow-what-is-that” early SUV, the Sani, Nissan introduced the Sentra. Very much the youngest child in the large family, smaller, less flamboyant. Ag shame. Yet the Sentra was a very good basic car, not pretty, but handsome in a no-frills, boxy kind of way. A friend flew to Cape Town and rented one. A good drive, enough space, enough power, nice boot.
It was another successful year for Nissan at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show as they showcased the Sylphy concept car. While there’s no confirmation whether this is the case but chances are that it could be rebadged as the 2020 Nissan Sentra in America, Europe and possibly South Africa.
The Nissan Sentra has been with us for more than three decades, and now the seventh generation Nissan Sentra, which was introduced in 2012, is now getting a makeover with several additional luxury, comfort and technology upgrades to make this super popular vehicle even better!
From a comfort and technology perspective, the new Sentra will include standard USB connection port, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with 4.3-inch colour display (on SV and SR) and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System to make driving safer and more comfortable. The Sentra’s luxury upgrades also sees leather-appointed seats and heated front seats being introduced as standard on the Sentra SL. Safety-wise, the Sentra is also including rear disc brakes as standard on the Sentra SR and SL models.