The 2013 Nissan Sentra Debuts

After a long wait, and many attempts at a spy shot, the all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra makes its debut. And though it won’t be launched until later this fall, we have the information needed to peak your interest.

The 2013 Nissan Sentra follows in the footsteps of Nissan’s larger Altima sedan, in terms of design, upgraded technology, and most of all fuel economy. The Sentra offers premium touches for a compact such as LED running lamps, 17-inche wheels, and LED taillamps. Under the hood the new Sentra has actually received a downgrade, as the engine is decreased from a 2.0-Liter inline four to a 1.8-Liter unit. But on the flip side the compact has also lost 150 lbs compared to the former model. This being said the engine produces 130 HP and 128 Lbs.-Ft. of Torque and is mated to the company’s next-generation Xtronic continuously variable transmission. Only the base 2013 Nissan Sentra S is available with a six-speed manual transmission. The new CVT means that fuel economy is vastly improved, with most of the models rated a 34 MPG. Adding the extra-efficient FE+ trim package will net you a full 40 MPG on the highway with the new CVT!

In addition to the S, S FE+, SV, SV FE+ and SL, Nissan will offer an SR trim that adds unique five-spoke 17-inch alloys, sport front and rear fascias, a sport front grille, lower body side sill extensions, fog lights, a rear spoiler and a chrome exhaust tip. Sadly, no suspension or powertrain upgrades are included with the “sporty” SR, but inside, silver trim is mixed in with unique cloth seats.

So at last the long wait is over, well to see it at least, now we just have to wait for the new 2013 Nissan Sentra to hit lots before we can get our hands on one.