What is the best compact car you can buy in America today?
Well, most of you and probably say something like the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla, maybe even Hyundai's Elantra.
The bearable old Nissan Sentra is probably way down the list, but that should be changing because the brand new model is coming out for 2020.
The redesigned eighth generation Center has been overhauled from the platform on up.
Thanks to that new foundation.
It's about two inches wider and 2.2 inches lower than before.
These changes give the car far more attractive proportions.
On top of that basic architecture designers applied sleek new body work With an aggressive v motion grill and plenty of character lines, it looks like a two thirds scale Altima and that is not a bad thing.
sharpening the Central's dynamics is a new dual pinion electrically boosted power steering system.
At the back engineers also fitted and independent suspension.
For simplicity's sake, just three models are offered SSV and SR mid range versions and higher come with four wheel disc brakes, which must mean the base version still has rear drums, sad Trumbo.
Another significant upgrade was made right here.
Now I can't actually show you the engine, but trust me, there's a two liter four cylinder unit right under this hood.
And it's a good bit more muscular than the 1.8 liter unit that's found in the outgoing Sentra, it should deliver 149 horsepower.
With 145 pound feat of torque, but not only that, it should also be more efficient.
And in typical Nissan fashion it's bolted to a continuously variable automatic transmission.
On the features front, there's a good bit of kit offered in this car SV and SR models feature and infotainment system with an eight inch display and support for both Apple Car Play as well as Android Auto.
A duel zone climate control system is offered, ditto for wheels expanding up to 18 inches.
Nissan Safety Shield 360, the auto maker's suite of six advanced driver assistance technologies is standard across the range.
This include items like lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and automatic high beams.
And intelligent around you, monitor is also available.
Nissan folks work to make the center far more stylish but they also wanted to improve its perceived quality.
And to do this, they put in much nicer switches and knobs.
And added more premium materials.
The company's NASA inspired zero gravity bucket seats are also included, and they should be roundly superior to what's offered in today's model, which are less comfortable to sit on in a broken bag chair, improve door and body ceiling should noticeably reduce the intrusion of wind and road noise.
Thanks to more tech and a much nicer interior, it looks like this new center is going to compete much more favorably with the Civic and Corolla.
Now if you like what you see here, you will not have to wait long to get one Examples should start arriving at dealership in early February.
Now per usual pricing information has not been released yet, but I bet you it's gonna cost money.