The Nissan Sentra is a frontrunner in the American compact car segment, and the current model year is the latest of seven generations of success and experience. The small sedan has always had a place in the market, even though it only offers one engine, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder with a modest amount of power — though, to be fair, a small, lightweight car such as the Sentra does not need a lot of power to deliver smooth, easy performance. However, Nissan still wants to expand the capabilities of the lineup; company reps recently unveiled plans for a Nissan Sentra hatchback, in addition to more variety in the vehicle’s engine lineup.
The hatchback variant of the Sentra nameplate hasn’t seen the light of day in over 26 years, when the hatchback disappeared from the Sentra family, but plans to revive the model are part of a strategy to compete with the increasing popularity of compact crossovers, which blur the line between traditional SUVs and the much smaller hatchback. In addition, Nissan representatives say the more engine options, including the possibility of turbocharged options, may be added to the Sentra’s available features in the near future.
When discussing the possibility of the Nissan Sentra hatchback, officials are cautious, with good reason; the brand will have to find a good strategy to break into the market dominated by Mazda and Ford, whose Focus and Mazda3 hatchbacks are at the top of the class in terms of sales. Plus, with more competition on the way in the form of the Chevy Cruze hatchback, the Sentra hatchback will need to offer class-topping quality to make a splash.
Tire pressure gauges too confusing to figure out? Never sure just when to put more air in your tires? Had more flats than a shoe store? Thankfully, James Ceranti Nissan has a solution—Nissan’s all-new Easy Fill Tire Alert.
The Easy Fill Tire Alert system was just named one of six finalists by AOL Auto for the 2012 Technology of the Year Award. The winner will be announced January 9, 2013 at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. We at James Ceranti Nissan are feeling confident about the chances for the Easy Fill Tire Alert.
So what makes the Easy Fill Tire Alert so incredible? The system uses tire pressure monitoring sensors that will alert you as soon as your tire pressure drops below a safe level. This is very important as so many drivers unknowingly drive at dangerous pressure levels, which makes them much more likely to get into an accident. Once you stop to put more air into the low tire(s), the system will activate four-way flashers that indicate that a tire is being filled. When the tire has reached the appropriate level, the car will honk. If for some odd reason you persist, the car will keep honking to let you know you’ve filled it too high, and then as you release air, it will honk again to let you know you’ve reached the right level.
The technology is really ingenious. For 2013, Nissan plans to add the system to the Nissan Altima, the Quest minivan, the all-new Pathfinder three-row SUV, and the Sentra sedan. We expect it will make its way into all Nissan and Infiniti vehicles in the coming years. Find this technology now in some 2013 Nissan vehicles at James Ceranti Nissan, www.jamescerantinissan.net.
Featuring a sophisticated new design and high-end details, the all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra is the third of five all-new vehicles being introduced by Nissan over a 15-month period. Boasting an upscale interior and gadgets galore, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more refined vehicle in the compact sedan segment. The 2013 Sentra will be on sale at Nissan dealerships nationwide this fall.
With an EPA estimated range of 34 mpg combined, the 2013 Sentra easily surpasses it competitors by having the best-in-class combined fuel economy. LED accented headlights and taillights add refinement while chrome door handles and accents add to the new aggressive stance of this vehicle. NissanConnect™ with Navigation includes a hands-free text messaging assistant that allows drivers to hear text messages and reply back to them while keeping their hands on the steering wheel. Pandora® and Bluetooth® features are also available.
“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, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. “With the complete redesign for 2013, Sentra is closer in look and feel to Altima than a typical compact sedan. Like Altima, the new Sentra offers best-in-segment attributes, such as high fuel economy and easy-to-use connectivity, that offer real customer value and convenience.”
Watch for the arrival of the 2013 Sentra at James Ceranti Nissan this fall. Visit our Greenville dealership in person or online at www.jamescerantinissan.net to stay up-to-date on current inventory.