The next year and a half will be an interesting period for Nissan. The automaker has announced that it will launch five new models over the course of 15 months, starting with the 2013 Altima that made its debut at the New York Auto Show last week. What's next? Take a close look at the image above and those mysterious shapes under the white sheets aren't exactly tough to decipher.

Left to right, first up is clearly the Versa hatchback, the five-door follower of the not-so-highly regarded sedan that launched late last year. Want another glimpse of what could be in store for the large-rumped Versa? Have a glance at its overseas cousin, the Tiida. The North American model will no doubt be different, but the Tiida indeed previews what could be in store.

The next two models aren't really a surprise – that big crossover is the Pathfinder that we've already seen in just-about-done concept form, and the middle car is the midsize Altima sedan. Moving one more space to the right, there's a smaller CUV that is, without question, the next-generation Rogue. Lastly, that's the new Sentra hanging out at the far right. The next Sentra has already been tipped to receive an Altima-like front fascia, and that's immediately noticeable even under the white sheet.

The 2013 Pathfinder will go on sale later this year, following the launch of the new Altima. As for what's next, your guess is as good as ours. As Car and Driver reports, the fact that Nissan has confirmed that one of these cars is the new Sentra makes us think it'll be the next one to arrive, not to mention the fact that it's the one most desperately in need of replacement.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 3 Years Ago
      Best looking Nissans we have seen in years in that photo. Smooth lines ;)
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the tail light.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Potentially the sentra will look like the new Sylphy seen in spy shots:
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yep! That tail light looks like the one on the video at 0.42sec. May be the front end will look a little different. Will see!
          • 3 Years Ago
          BTW, if you want to nerd out on Chinese car sites with google translate, I figured out "Nissan" is 日产 and 谍照 is "spy photo"
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow so we have to wait until 2014 to see the next maxima / Z the maxima which will be basically an infiniti cause its getting AWD
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why can't they cover all the Jukes like that, so I don't have to look at them? Fortunately I don't see too many of them.
      • 3 Years Ago
      they are much better under sheets----so we are not forced to look at Nissan's awful designs.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please keep the Sentra down in Mexico and do not remove the sheet!
      • 3 Years Ago
      So exciting!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is Nissan teasing, or is this a parody of how ridiculous teasing has become? If you have something to show, show it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My Sentra SpecV is passing 10 yrs old now and almost 200k miles. Been very happy with the reliability & overall package for what I paid. Will probably be looking to replace it in the next 2-3 years, hopefully the new Sentra will be more appealing than the outgoing model.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why do Nissan need to tease these cars? First the Altima, now the Rouge, Sentra, and whatever else. These are just boring run of the mil cars. People who buy these cars don't even like cars or see the "tease". They're not hot or sexy. They're just appliances.
        • 3 Years Ago
        A lot of people buy these types of cars. If they don't go out and say, "I need a moderately priced family car, I'll go whichever dealership is closest and the first thing they show me", that means they actually consider their options before they pick one out. It's not all based on +-50 in lease payments, it's actually based on looks as well. I am one of those people who looks forward to seeing new Nissan designs because I like Nissan cars and I am shopping for a new one to lease. So when Nissan teases me, I get teased. And I am sure I am not the only one or they are really wasting their ad budget.
      • 3 Years Ago
      In other news Taco Bell is teasing a new burrito and from the curves it looks like another take on the "double layer" taco. Also rumor has it there have been talks of adding another Nacho model to the line-up. Seriously, these teasers aren't needed, no one cares. Not that an updated model shouldn't be announced, but hearing that a new Sentra is coming is going to produce the same amount of excitement as seeing it under sheets, which is very little. Get the word out, but don't try to create excitement where there isn't, and won't be, any.
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