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."

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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.