2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo Dashes IDx Dreams

2017 Nissan Sentra Turbo

Nissan is filling in all the unfilled niches today.

The automaker unveiled a turbocharged variant of the sensible and unexciting Sentra today at the Miami International Auto Show, promising a efficiency version of a sedan known mostly for its value and grocery capacity.

In carrying out so, Nissan implies that a hotter NISMO version is about the corner, whilst closing the casket lid on the IDx concept once and for all.

The 2017 Sentra SR Turbo ditches the vanilla sedan’s 1.8-liter in favor of a turbocharged, direct-injection 1.6-liter four-cylinder borrowed from the Juke subcompact crossover. Producing 188 horsepower and 177 pounds-feet of torque, the mill boosts the Sentra’s power by 50 percent. Transmission alternatives are a six-speed manual or a CVT with manual shift mode.

Also element of the package are 17-inch wheels, ventilated front brake discs, bigger brake calipers, stiffer front springs, and enhanced damping front and rear.

Nissan’s newly muscular Sentra arrives just in time to compete with the looming Honda Civic Si and Hyundai Elantra Sport. Pricing hasn’t been announced.

There’s lots of proof that Nissan has an even hotter NISMO version in the operates. Besides the Sentra NISMO Notion (unveiled at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show as a “performance study”), Auto &amp Driver has snapped images of a disguised Sentra sporting an aggressive front spoiler — one thing you will not find on the SR Turbo.

Anyone holding out hope that Nissan’s rear-wheel-drive IDx notion would 1 day make it to production can think about their dreams completely and utterly dead. Final year, Nissan’s Pierre Loing, North American vice president of item preparing, told TTAC that it wasn’t economically feasible for the automaker to create a new RWD niche item. He added that specific elements could uncover their way into an actual production model — perhaps a front-wheel-drive compact.

Properly, you are looking at it. The 2017 Sentra SR Turbo is the IDx you do not want.

[Image: Nissan USA]

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