Nissan used this year Los Angeles Motor Show to introduce the all new Sentra Nismo, the latest member of the motorsports-inspired Nismo lineup.

At the heart of the new Sentra Nismo is a 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) turbocharged engine rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or an advanced, tuned Xtronic transmission.

"For 2017, we’re bringing new excitement to Sentra with the Sentra Nismo, which brings driving enthusiasts aftermarket tuner-style performance straight from the factory," said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America. "With an estimated starting price of under $25,000 when it arrives in January, Sentra Nismo is going to be very popular here in Southern California and around the U.S."

In addition to the new Sentra NISMO, the 2017 Sentra is offered in five other grade levels: Sentra S, SV, SR, SR Turbo and SL.