New Nissan Sentra may lose manual transmission, but increase powerOctober 30, 2019
This can only be one transmission option.
Nissan is preparing to launch an updated Sentra. Earlier this year, the automaker announced what it would look like with the next-generation Nissan Sylphy, the Chinese version of the Sentra. Then, in August, our spy photographers took off a thin-masked Sentra test, including in the cabin where a six-speed manual gearbox was installed. However, a new report from Cars Direct, which cites an early-order manual, suggests that the manual transmission died in the new Sentra in the United States.
According to the publication, the manual provides only one transmission for the Sentra – a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a continuously variable transmission. This is it. There is no six-speed manual, nor a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. And the 2.0 liter engine is larger than the current naturally aspirated 1.8 liter engine. Nevertheless, the 2.0-liter engine does show a significant increase in power compared to the previous mill: from 124 horsepower and 169 Nm of torque in the current Sentra when paired with a variator up to 149 hp and 196 Nm of torque, according to the type of order.
It is important to remember that this is an early ordering guide and may not tell the full story. A new rare order guide may indicate that Nissan will launch the new Sentra with a 2.0-liter engine and CVT, and later add more powertrains and gearboxes. This could explain a manual test mule shot by our spy photographers earlier this year.
When the new Nissan really arrives, it will receive more than just a punch of power and chic new clothes. The Nissan Safety Shield 360, a set of company safety technologies that include blind spot warning, automatic high beam, automatic emergency braking and much more, will be standard on the entire Sentra line, regardless of equipment or equipment. Nissan also changes the rear suspension from the torsion beam to the installation of a multi-link rear suspension.
Since the auto show in Los Angeles is just around the corner, there is a good chance that Nissan will be able to introduce a new Sentra there.
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