After three years, Nissan has introduced a completely refreshed version of their Nissan Sentra at the Auto Show. The economical sedan received a number of styling updates, as well as interior enhancements and additional safety features.
Inside, the 2016 Sentra receives – a new steering wheel, quality materials, redesigned centre and audio controls, mobile entertainment apps and an improved driver information display. Additonal safety features include: blind spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alerts and NissanConnect emergency telematic with vehicle monitoring.
The engine has remained the same with a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine powering the model, which is combined with either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
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Stealing the show for Infiniti was the new QX30 which has remained very similar to its concept released earlier in the year with its double-wave hood and stylish edges.
The QX30 is equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive. Powering the QX30 is a Mercedes-designed, Infiniti-built, 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
Inside, the QX30 will be kitted out with cloth seats with the option of Napa leather also available. The model will also include Infiniti’s InTouch infotainment system which serves as the main input device and comes with a new swipe control. Other interior features include Infiniti’s around-view monitor, intelligent parking assist and adaptive cruise control.
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Taking centre stage for Fiat was the new Fiat 124 Spider after nearly 50 years since its predecessor. The new 124 Spider maintains the traditional styling and attitude the vehicle was renowned for, whilst adding advanced features to bring it up to date with the current generation.
Throughout the whole vehicle an Italian styling can be found. Inside, everything is placed specifically around the driver with the premium seat aligned perfectly with the sporty steering wheel, pedals and gear-shifter. Finishing the look is a three-gauge instrument cluster and an innovative soft-touch roof.
Powering the new 124 Spider is 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine which produces 140hp and 240 Nm of torque. Standard features for the model include: USB and Aux input, six speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, stability control, traction control and rollover migration.
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Jeep introduced two new special-edition models at the Los Angeles Auto Show: the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Night SRT and the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Night SRT blends high performance with a premium black appearance that includes a unique black roof, rear spoiler, front grille and side window. The model features a standard 6.4-litre V8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology. Available features include: a dual-pane sunroof, a 19 speaker Harman Kardon stereo system, trailer tow package, three-season tyres, a full-size spare tyre and a dual-screen rear entertainment system.
The Jeep Wrangler Backcountry was made for winter thanks to its unique off-road front and rear powder coated bumper, 17-inch Rubicon wheels, Wrangler Rubicon rock rails, black hard top and side steps. The model comes with a number of features including: Bluetooth connectivity, Black interior including black McKinley leather seat bolsters and a nine-speaker premium Alpine sound system.
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Shining for Alfa Romeo was its greatly anticipated Giulia Quadrifoglio model. The first of a new generation, the new Giulia offers an outstanding package with lightweight and advanced technologies, class-leading emissions, a 2.9-litre twin-turbo engine developed in collaboration with Ferrari and rear-wheel drive.
The new Giulia is packed with innovative technologies and safety features to really make it stand out from the crowd. All of the vehicle’s advanced systems are controlled by the Chassis Domain Control which co-ordinates all the on-board electronics. The new Giulia has exquisite detail inside and out, with the interior features focusing solely around the driver. The model also comes with a premium 3D Nav system which can be controlled through voice and gesture recognition as well as being compatible with all mobile devices.
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Following the recent launch of the all-new, 10th generation Civic Sedan, Honda showcased the US coupe variant at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Civic Coupe has a slick and sporty profile with a low roofline and longer body.
Power starts at a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine for lower trim levels which can deliver 158hp. Higher spec versions will get Honda’s new turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine which can deliver 174hp.
Inside, the interior is first-class with soft touch materials and high-grade finishes. Standard equipment is generous and includes: Honda Sensing suite with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mobile integration systems, remote engine start, heated seats, side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and LED headlights.
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Mitsubishi showcased the new US Mirage and Outlander Sport models at the show. Both models introduced new design and features.
The new Outlander Sport boasts multiple improvements including a redesigned steering wheel, new 6.2-inch infotainment system, high quality fabric seats, new folding side mirrors and a new 18-inch alloy wheel design. In addition, the new model has the ‘Dynamic Shield’ design concept at the front along with numerous safety features.
The new Mirage has been completely refreshed with a newly designed hood, grille, front and rear bumper, fog and headlamps, rear spoiler and wheels. Updates continue inside with the addition of new seat fabrics, gauge cluster, steering wheel and shift panel.
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