Nissan 200SX

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Nissan 200SX (B14)
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Overview
Manufacturer Nissan
Also called Nissan Lucino
Production 1995–1998
Assembly Oppama, Japan
Smyrna, Tennessee
Body and chassis
Class Sport compact
Layout FF layout
Powertrain
Engine 1.6L DOHC GA16DE(Base & SE models) I4 115 hp
2.0L DOHC SR20DE (SE-R models) 140 hp I4
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 99.8 in (2,535 mm)
Length 1995-97: 170.1 in (4,321 mm)
1998: 171.8 in (4,364 mm)
Width 66.6 in (1,692 mm)
Height 54.2 in (1,377 mm)
Curb weight 2,363 lb (1,072 kg)
Chronology
Predecessor Nissan NX
Nissan Sentra coupe

In 1995, Nissan reintroduced the 200SX nameplate in United States and Canada to designate a two-door version of the Nissan Sentra (B14 chassis, a front wheel drive car), known in Japan and Mexico as Lucino, replacing the Sentra coupe and Nissan NX (discontinued in 1993). The 200SX came in base, SE, and sportier SE-R models. All shared their front-end appearance, front-drive chassis, dashboard, and many dimensions with the Nissan Sentra (Japanese: Nissan Lucino). Base and SE editions shared Sentra's twin-cam GA16DE engine 4-cylinder engine. The SE-R inherited the 140-horsepower 2.0 L SR20DE engine used in the previous 2-door Sentra SE-R. All three came with a 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic, and were equipped with dual airbags. Antilock brakes were optional in the SE and SE-R. The price, new: $14,269-17,549.

The USA B14 200SX was never supplied to the USA with the SR16VE, a 1600cc engine that produces 173 hp (129 kW) nor the very rare 200 bhp SR16VE N1.

Year to year changes[edit]

1996[edit]

  • [SE & SE-R] Body-Colored Mirrors
  • [SE & SE-R] Body-Colored Door Handles
  • VLSD (Viscous Limited-Slip Differential) feature that only came with the '95 SE-R trim level was eliminated.

1997[edit]

  • [All] Spoiler is made standard on all trim levels
  • [SE-R] Oval exhaust finisher replaced previous year's round exhaust finisher
  • [Base] Interior trim changed to the same as SE & SE-R trim levels
  • One New Color Offered
  • California was unable to sell the SE-R trim level due to tightening emissions requirements

1998[edit]

  • [All] Redesigned Headlights
  • [All] Redesigned Taillights
  • [All] Redesigned Front Bumper
  • [All] Redesigned Rear Bumper
  • [All] Revised Grille
  • [All] White-Faced Gauges
  • [SE] Oval exhaust finisher replaced previous year's round exhaust finisher
  • [Base] Standard 14-inch (360 mm) wheels replaced previous year's 13-inch (330 mm) wheels
  • Three New Colors Offered
  • California resumed sales of the SE-R trim level with additional emissions equipment

Production Numbers[edit]

Units Sold by Year[edit]

Year Base SE SE-R
1995  ???  ???  ???
1996  ???  ??? 7,205
1997  ???  ??? 3,200
1998  ???  ??? 3,504

Non-US Models[edit]

Nissan Lucino Coupe (Japan)

In several markets, including Mexico and Japan, this car was sold from 1996 to 2000 under the name of Nissan Lucino, In Mexico it came with two versions available: GSE for the 1.6 l engine, and GSR for the 2.0 l.

If not for this one car, there would be no confusion, as every other Nissan with a name ending in "SX" refers to a car based on the Nissan S platform.





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