- china market Nissan Sylphy has been a bellwether for the North America-bound centra last: When the new generation debuted at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show, it gave us a first look at what to expect from the 2020 Sentra.
- The US-market Sentra is definitely due for a facelift.
- Nissan China just revealed an updated Sylphy, and for starters, we can see an updated infotainment screen that will likely come to the 2024 Sentra.
Entering the fifth year of its current generation, the Nissan Sentra is about to be facelifted. From the looks of things, that update is coming next year in the form of a refreshed interior with a new infotainment screen. We’re looking at the China-market Nissan Sylphy and picking up hints to predict changes for the Sentra. It worked in 2019, when Sylphy debuted in Shanghai, and we think it will work just as well today.
In 2019, both the Sylphy and the Sentra were gearing up for new generations. Now, it looks like the Sentra is only due for a mild facelift. We saw a 12.3-inch HD infotainment touchscreen and what looks like a row of haptic control buttons running down the side. The new display is much larger than the 7.0- and 8.0-inch screens available in the current Sentra. We’re hoping that the addition of the new screen indicates that Nissan is making Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless, which they don’t have in the current Sentra.
Based on the selfie pictures, the rest of the interior will also be refreshed. The gear selector has been changed from the standard grab-handle shifter mounted on the transmission tunnel to a low-profile shifter in the same location. Interior ambient lighting has been added to the front doors, center armrest and front A/C vents. Changes appear to be minimal, but any update is welcome when compared to the 2023 model, which arrived unchanged a year ago.
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After a brief stint as a detailer for a local dealership group in college, he knew he needed a more sustainable way to drive all the new cars he couldn’t afford and turned to auto writing. I decided to pursue my career. By bugging his college professors at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, he was able to travel to Wisconsin looking for stories in the auto world before getting his dream job. car and driver, His new goal is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.