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The years available stretch from 1994 through to 2024 and to view the oil type and capacity you just click to expand.
To replace the Datsun 210 at the start of the 1980's Nissan introduced the Sentra model, starting life as a boxy saloon.
Original production took place in Japan with models being shipped to North America but as it showed good demand assembly plants opened in the USA and Mexico.
Its use of front-wheel drive from an engine in the front of the car helped keep the weight down and so fuel efficiency was impressive.
With the United States still feeling the shock from the oil crisis in the mid-1970s this car although not very stylish was in demand with many of the countries demographics that buy cars.
Much like the strategy that Honda took with its Civic range, the car could be purchased as a hatchback, station wagon or a sedan - until 1990 when it was reduced just to a 2/4 door sedan.
With the introduction of new-generation models, the car changed from a customizable platform to a more refined model sticking to the popular few engines and trims it had offered in the past.
In 2019 the world saw the latest version of the Sentra for the first time in Shanghai at an automobile exhibition for the first time.
The new model is available with a 1.6 or 2 liter gasoline engine, a 6-speed manual or CVT transmission and the choice of 3 trim levels.
Production is taking place in four regions around the world with plants in China to take advantage of that massive emerging market.