We know it as the Nissan Sylphy in Malaysia, while in other parts of the world, the C-segment sedan is called the Pulsar (Australia) and Sentra (USA). Here, we see a Sentra mule with covered front and rear ends, hinting that a midlife facelift is just around the corner.

It was said that the B17 is going to be totally redesigned for this facelift, but we can now confirm that the sides will remain unchanged save for perhaps the wings that connect with the new and sharper headlamps. There should be a new V-motion grille under there too – could we be seeing a new front look like that from the European Pulsar hatchback?

The fully undisguised rear lights have rearranged elements while the rear bumpers seems only a tad more curvy than before. It remains to be seen if the 1.8 litre MRA8DE engine with 130 hp and 174 Nm will soldier on. Nissan’s Xtronic CVT surely will.

The US market Sentra could transform to be sportier, following the path of the latest Maxima and Altima facelift, but the new look may not reach our shores, as it’s common for North America to receive sportier looks than the rest of the world. That’s generally the case with Toyota as well.