The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2015 Nissan Sentra a “Top Safety Pick” vehicle safety rating. The Institute’s “Top Safety Pick” award recognizes passenger vehicles that excel in protecting passengers in moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and also achieve a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating in the small overlap frontal test. The 2015 Sentra scored “Good” in all five of the “Top Safety Pick” categories.
The Nissan Sentra has achieved spectacular results in the region, recording a 5.8 per cent market share in the GCC with a 9 per cent increase in sales in 2014 over the same period last year.
In KSA specifically the Sentra recorded a staggering 52% hike in sales by Feb 2015 compared to the same period last year. In the UAE the Sentra recorded a 9% increase in sales.
“Nissan is committed to safety and innovation, and we are proud to achieve the IIHS Top Safety Pick rating for the 2015 Sentra,” said Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East. “As a compact sedan, Sentra is a critically important vehicle in Nissan’s lineup and with its standard safety features we're bringing a high level of safety and security to a growing consumer segment. The significant increase in sales across the region is testament to consumers recognizing the benefits of the Sentra and our efforts in delivering high value to our customers in the region.”
Safety and security features standard on all 2015 Sentras include the Nissan Air Bag System (ABS) with front air bags with seat belt; three-point front and rear seatbelts, front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors.
Every Sentra comes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones and occupant zones; Energy absorbing steering column; Nissan Immobilizer system.
Visit the IIHS website to read the complete report.