Nissan Sentra is named North American Car of the YearTM Finalist

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE). The Nissan Sentra is one of three North American Car of the Year award finalists for 2021. On January 11, 2021, the winner, selected by a jury of 50 leading independent American and Canadian automotive journalists, will be announced.

Sentra provides unexpected refinement, technology and value, all-new for 2020, including the most standard safety features in its Class1. Sentra provides an exterior with a commanding presence and a “cut-above” interior that sets the benchmark for quality and comfort of compact sedans.

With its fresh styling, innovative connectivity and Nissan Safety Shield® 360 technology, Sentra is built to thrill consumers,” said Michael Colleran, senior vice president, Nissan U.S. and Marketing and Sales, Nissan North America, Inc. “Sentra is a big part of the transition strategy for Nissan NEXT. Nissan NEXT builds a bigger, more sustainable Nissan, offering cars and services that meet consumer standards. More than just vehicles.

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Sentra is also fun-to-drive behind the wheel, beginning with its fuel-efficient 4-cylinder DOHC 2.0-liter engine that produces 149 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. Around torque. An independent rear suspension adapted to a MacPherson strut front suspension with twin-tube shock absorbers facilitates top-level driving dynamics. For nimble and responsive handling, a dual-pinion rack electric power steering system and Nissan Intelligent Trace Control technology are both standard.

In its debut year, the all-new Sentra has won numerous industry awards, including: “Best-In-Show” among WardsAuto’s 10 Best Interiors Top compact sedan in J.D. Power 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) StudySM, scoring 42 points above segment average Autotrader’s “Best New Cars of 2020” and “10 Best Cars for Recent College graduates”

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The awards are organized to recognize the most outstanding new cars of the year. Based on factors like creativity, architecture, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar, these vehicles are benchmarks in their segments. There are three prizes given out by the association. They are: “North American Car of the YearTM,” “North American Truck of the YearTM,” and the “North American Utility Vehicle of the YearTM.” The awards are special because, instead of being given by a single newspaper, website, radio or television station, they are given by an impartial jury of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada.