The Nissan 2.0 Sentra is a compact car to be produced by Nissan Motors. It is generally depicted as a reformed export version of the Japanese Nissan Sunny. The Sentra in the United States is a compact car. While the previous models were subcompact cars, it has grown over the years. It is rated by the US EPA as a midsized car due to its volume. The first model was brought out in 1982 as the US export name for the Nissan Sunny. Other countries such as Brazil, Chile and Bolivia sell the Sunny versions as the Sentra. The initial 3 versions of the Sentra were called the Tsuru.
The 1994 model is still marketed under that name, with 3 model changes so far, along with the present Sentra.
The 2013 Nissan Sentra was revealed in the Beijing auto show in 2012. The 7th generation of the Sentra was revealed in August 2012. The new Sentra has undergone a revolution in design inside and out with upscale styling to make it resemble Nissan’s other sedans – the Maxima and the Altima in terms of the LED accents in the head lamps, LED tail lamps and a new electronics system and navigation.
The MRA8DE 1.8 liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder of 16 valves provides better fuel economy than the previous models. The ratings are 30 for cities and 39 for highways. The output of the engine is 97 kW and 174 N•m of torque. It offers less power than the outgoing Sentra, but is 150 lbs. lighter. This generation went on sale early in 2013.