Nissan unveils sedan previewing the 2013 Sentra compact
Nissan Motor Co. unveiled a sedan at the Beijing auto show today that will be the basis for the 2013 Sentra compact that's coming to the United States.
Nissan revealed the Nissan Sylphy, the Asian market version of the Sentra, and said the new sedan is similar to the 2013 Sentra SR, due this fall in the U.S. market.
The current Sentra is among the oldest models in the U.S. compact segment.
Brian Carolin, Nissan North America's senior vice president for sales and marketing, said in a statement that the 2013 Sentra is the third of five new models Nissan will introduce in the next 15 months.
The 2013 Altima will go on sale this summer, followed by the 2013 Pathfinder and Sentra.
Two more unnamed models will launch in 2013, he said.
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Nissan did not release more information about the new Sentra but said it will release photos and details about the sedan this summer.
It will square off in a U.S. market segment that has grown increasingly more competitive in recent years with all-new compact models from Hyundai, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Kia, Honda and Ford.
Chrysler Group is also reentering the segment with the Fiat-based Dodge Dart.
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