Man such hate for this car. I think it looks fine, pretty handsome actually, much better than the Versa.
It's an improvement in every way over the current one and I think they'll see a nice sales increase.
Looks great in this shot:
"I've got an idea for sweat shops: air conditioning! Problem solved."
I think that, especially in these pictures, the new Sentra looks too narrow in proportion to it's overall height. It's almost as if an extra three inch layer were sandwiched in there somewhere. (The Versa also has this same issue to me) The design language stretched and widened works much better on the Altima. I understand the new pedestrian crash standards are the root of the rash of new, bulbous noses on late model vehicles, but other cars in the class seem to handle it much better, at least to my eyes. On the other hand, a Nissan NA employee that lives up the street from me has had a new Sentra (in white) in their driveway for the last week, and when I walk by it (almost daily) the rear looks much better in person than in pictures.