- The China market Nissan Sylphy was a bellwether for the North America affiliate Centers In the past: When the new generation debuted at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show, it gave us our first look at what to expect from the 2020 Sentra.
- The American market Sentra is definitely due for a facelift.
- Nissan China just unveiled an updated Sylphy, and for starters, we can see an updated infotainment screen that will likely make it to the 2024 Sentra.
Entering the fifth year of its current generation, the Nissan Sentra is due for a facelift. From the looks of things, that update will come next year in the form of a refreshed interior with an updated infotainment screen. We take a look at the China-market Nissan Sylphy and get hints at predicting changes for the Sentra. It worked in 2019, when the Sylphy debuted in Shanghai, and we think it will work just as well today.
In 2019, the Sylphy and Sentra were both ready for brand new generations. Now it looks like the Sentra will only get a light facelift. We saw a 12.3-inch HD infotainment touchscreen and what looks like a row of haptic control buttons running along the bottom. The new screen is significantly 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 signals that Nissan might be making Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless, which they aren’t in the current Sentra.
Based on the Sylphy photos, the rest of the interior will also be refreshed. The gear selector has been restyled 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 air vents. The changes seem fairly minimal, but compared to the 2023 model, which arrived unchanged from the year before, any update is welcome.
Associate News Editor
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