Nissan North America's Vice President of Product Planning has revealed the Sentra will be offered with a new engine. Speaking to Wards Auto at the North American International Auto Show, Michael Bunce said “From a product standpoint, in the future you’ll see more engine offerings." Bunce declined to elaborate but a new engine would be nice addition to the Sentra as the current model uses an aging 1.8-liter four-cylinder that produces 130 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque.

Nissan North America's Vice President of Product Planning has revealed the Sentra will be offered with a new engine.

Speaking to Wards Auto at the North American International Auto Show, Michael Bunce said “From a product standpoint, in the future you’ll see more engine offerings."  Bunce declined to elaborate but a new engine would be nice addition to the Sentra as the current model uses an aging 1.8-liter four-cylinder that produces 130 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque.

The Sentra could also be offered in another body style as Nissan North America's Senior Manager of Product Planning confirmed the company is considering a hatchback variant.  Nissan has previously offered the Sentra in hatchback form but discontinued the practice as American consumers preferred sedans.  However, the growing popularity of hatchbacks hasn't gone unnoticed and Nissan will closely monitor the success of the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback before making a final decision about whether or not to produce a Sentra hatchback.

As a refresher, Nissan introduced the facelifted Sentra at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. It features revised styling, an upgraded interior, and a retuned suspension with stiffer springs and dampers.  The model is currently on sale and pricing starts at $16,780.

Source: Wards Auto

Nissan Sentra to gain new engines, possibly a hatchback variant