Nissan Motor Company reintroduces the Sentra with a 2016 look. It features an updated technology and a new sporting design following the Murano crossover release.
Japanese multinational carmaker Nissan has been pushing the limits in its design language that has been first introduced in the Murano crossover last year. Following this, designs have also been updated on its Altima and Maxima vehicle releases in 2015. Presently, the carmaker unveils a refreshed 2016 Sentra with an updated sporting design and technology that complete the package.
Although the Sentra is not all that new, the company has made slight innovations to make the car a refreshed version for this year. The car's front end features a new fog light design, grille and headlights. Instead of a chrome grille, it is now in a black honeycomb color, but the shape remains similar to its predecessor. The vertical chrome bars remain the same, but the Nissan emblem on the grille looks like it is floating. The fog lights are made more pronounced as they have been squared off. The headlights have been improved to look more aggressive and pointy, but the overall style remains the same.
The Sentra 2016's side looks like it has not changed much compared to the outgoing model, but what is interesting about it is that the rear end of the car makes a lot of difference. Although the taillights of the car look similar, the lights protrude slightly from the car's body while the red lights encase the white ones. The redesigned rear bumper looks more aggressive than ever with more bolder-appearing reflectors embedded on the rear end. The trunk and its lid look similar to the outgoing model, however.
The car's cabin demonstrates refined changes with a slight upscale look. The steering wheel looks much cleaner, with controls mounted on it for the car's entertainment system, as well as its lights. The gear stick is now encased in a black housing, while the old model used chrome housing for its shifters. The controls for its infotainment remain the same, but the screen has been updated. What remain unchanged in comparison to its predecessor are its air vents and the HVAC system.
Although the Nissan Sentra lags behind the competition in terms of style and design, it still remains a reasonable contender in the compact sedan division. It may not boast significant changes in its cabin, but its aggressive sporty design is a breath of fresh air.