Nissan has released details regarding the 2013 Nissan Sentra, and consumers don’t know what to be more excited about- the head-turning redesigned exterior, the elegantly redefined interior or the new transmission that delivers unrivaled fuel economy.
The exterior takes cues from the Sentra’s larger brother sedan, the Altima. Featuring a trapezoid-shaped grill and Nissan’s LED-wrapped headlights, the 2013 Sentra is going to be turning heads everywhere it goes.
Not only has the 2013 Nissan Sentra added a feel of luxury to its interior, but it has coupled that with a slew of technologies, including: a Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) system, NissanConnect with navigation, and Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant just to name a few.
Nissan has upgraded the Sentra’s powertrain for the 2013 model year. Now powering the Sentra is a DOHC 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an all-new Xtronic CVT transmission that generates 130 horsepower and 128 lb.-ft. of torque, while returning a remarkable 30 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.
Nissan recently completed tests of its prototype electric van, the e-NV200. The e-NV200 traveled over 1,200 miles with a full payload, and was tested against the same regulations as standard vans. The results of the trials were thought to be positive by both Nissan and British Gas. For a full breakdown of the e-NV200 trials, visit http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news-/2173950/nissan-british-gas-power-electric-vans.
The goal of the e-NV200 is to revolution shipping by eliminating the need for large, gas-powered vehicles. This overall goal is not attainable in the immediate future, but the promising trials of the e-NV200 have the British Gas Fleet right on track to accomplish their more immediate objective. The British Gas fleet hopes to switch 10% of its 14,000 light commercial fleet to electric vehicles over the next three years, which would be beneficial to them and the environment.
“With fuel prices continuing to rise, one of the biggest benefits of e-NV200 is the breakthrough in long term running cost savings,” said Colin Marriott, general manager of the British Gas fleet. “Over the course of the trial, our e-NV200 test car drivers have told us they are happy to do away with diesel and go electric.”
Amid hype about the launch of the 2013 Altima, Nissan has confirmed that an all-new version of the Rogue compact crossover will be released next year. The Rouge has been the third redesign announced during Nissan’s plan to remodel five of its top-selling vehicles in fifteen months.
Little information about the new Rogue has been released, but the crossover is expected to be influenced by this, the Hi-Cross concept Nissan debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The concept was a compact crossover featuring a gas-electric hybrid powertrain with a 2.0-liter, direct-injection gasoline four-cylinder mated to a new-generation continuously variable automatic transmission. The style of the concept, including the sloping hood, blunt front end, and roof spoiler, are expected to come into play on the production Rogue.
Nissan released an all-new global sedan concept at the Beijing Motor Show recently, and just announced that this concept will be the basis for an all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra.
The all-new 2013 Sentra will be launched as the nameplate celebrates its 30th anniversary in the U.S., promising to carry the “innovation for all” theme of recent Nissan renewals. It is set to be released later this summer.
The Sentra is the third of Nissan’s “five in fifteen,” five redesigned models set to be released in 2012 and 2013. The all-new Altima goes on sale this summer and will be followed closely by a redesigned Pathfinder, then the Sentra. The last two redesigns have not yet been announced. The next two models will launch in 2013. Nissan officials have said that, at that time, the OEM will have refreshed 75 percent of its volume, rewarding our loyal owners and attracting new customers into Nissan showrooms