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NISSAN UNVEILS 2017 SENTRA TURBO, ROGUE AT MIAMI AUTO SHOW

By NITISH S. RELE - motoringtampabay@gmail.com
First, thank you Nissan for inviting us to the 2016 Miami Auto Show for the reveal of two of its 2017 models: Sentra SR Turbo and the Rogue. Here is a summary of the two vehicles. But do look for our test-drive reviews in an upcoming issue:

SENTRA SR TURBO
Out goes the previous 1.8-liter power train to be replaced by a 1.6-liter direct-injection gas turbo and inter-cooled inline-4 cylinder engine that puts out 188 horsepower (up by 64 from previous) @ 5600 rpm and 170 pounds-feet (increase of 52) of torque @ 2000 rpm. More power and torque calls for a revised suspension, steering, larger front disc brakes as well as a new Xtronic Continuous Variable Transmission along with the 6-speed manual. Nissan informs us that the compact Sentra sold 215,000 units last year. We would not be surprised if the Japanese carmaker sells a lot more, thanks the al-new SR Turbo version to be priced under $22,000.

ROGUE
The compact SUV acquires a fresh look and a front-wheel or all-wheel-drive hybrid engine. So, the 2.5-liter inline-4 DOHC cylinder engine cranking out 170 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 175 pounds-feet of torque at 2800 rpm has been retained. But the all-new 2.0-liter inline-4 cylinder hybrid engine is coupled to a 30kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery. The result is a total of 176 horsepower and 144 pounds-feet of torque. The Rogue is mated to the Xtronic Continuous Variable Transmission. Its appearance gets an overhaul with a new front fascia, “V” motion grille, revamped headlights with LED daytime running lights and 19-inch wheels. The redesigned cabin now sports a D-shaped steering wheel and a revised shifter design.

For more information, visit www.nissanusa.com

CALLING ALL NISSAN DEALERS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA AREA: if you would like to be listed here as one of the test-drive dealerships, e-mail us at motoringtampabay@gmail.com