PRLog - Aug. 31, 2012 - ELK GROVE, Calif. -- Nissan Motor Co. is retooling the Sentra for 2013 with an all-new platform, lighter body and 1.8-liter engine to elevate its appeal in the compact sedan segment now dominated by the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.
The 2013 Sentra, which will reach showrooms this fall, sheds the radical styling of the outgoing model and is aimed squarely at the sales-rich center of the compact segment, where fuel economy is a top purchase consideration.
Nissan anticipates that sales of the new Sentra will far exceed the current model's volume -- nearly 115,000 units last year.
The compact sedan, which features a combined fuel economy of 34 miles per gallon, is the third of five all-new or redesigned vehicles being introduced in a 15-month period.
"The 2013 Nissan Sentra is the most revolutionary design in the nameplate's 30-year history, a worthy addition to what is without question the most innovative, highest quality, highest value sedan lineup in Nissan history," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager of Nissan Division of Nissan North America Inc.
The all-new Sentra will be available at Nissan of Elk Grove, conveniently located in the Elk Grove Auto Mall in Sacramento. For more information, visit us online at http://nissanofelkgrove.com.
SOURCE Automotive News