Nissan has unveiled its 2020 Sentra in 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show and this thing looks like smooth . Nissan has averted the frankly ridiculous "new cars must be round and soft" practices that no carmaker has been able to shake for sharper lines and leaner techniques – and frankly, I'm totally here for that.
The big changes are front and back fascia. It almost looks like someone took a knife to the design and cut away some of the softer curves, leaving harder lines in the wake. It's subtle, but that's the kind of thing that will set it apart from the rest of the cars on the road.
Nissan notes in its press release that the new Sentra will be two inches lower and two inches wider than the previous generation, which makes it a little more formidable and scary when it comes to attitude. Here's more to the specifications:
2020 Sentra also has a new, fuel-efficient 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 149 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque – up 20 percent and 16 percent respectively previous generation 1.8 liter engine. The new engine is also estimated to offer improved fuel economy. Dynamic performance has been greatly enhanced by the use of a new independent rear suspension and a new electric power steering system.
Nissan makes a lot of the improved interior, and I have to admit it looks good. In the press photographs available with the press release, the orange stitch matches the exterior paint. If there is one feature available for all the different color options, it will be pretty damn good.
The technology here also gets a nice upgrade with a seven inch touch screen and a 4.2 inch digital instrument cluster with analog dials. The instrument cluster looks pretty nice – it's a good mix of old and new. The touch screen? Well, it's a little less impressive.
I'm not sure why, but it just doesn't look so integrated. here there are many contrasting forms. It's nice that there are still button options under the screen, but I just can't vibe with the dial facing each side of it. The mix of old and new that makes the line so nice doesn't quite translate here.
For me, the changes on the outside really carry the appeal of the updated Sentra. Some of the interior choices are good – but there is nothing compared to exterior improvements.