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Top 3 Features of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery

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Land Rover will debut its 2017 Discovery to US market, and the first stop will be at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This is the Discovery’s first arrival in the US.

To get to know more about the 2017 Land Rover Discovery, we compiled these three things:

1. The Starting Price is $50,985

Land Rover said that the 2017 Discovery will have a starting price tag of $50,985, including a mandatory $995 destination charge. The first to be offered to the US market is the high-buck First Edition package, which will have to raise the price to $74,945. The nearly $25,000 will give you the fully-loaded model, complete with the limited edition styling package.

For a truck that plays well in the dirt and rough roads, the price tag isn’t that hefty, after all.

2. It Wowed Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece

During an event in Venice, Land Rover put the Discovery First Edition among high-tech equipment built for people with very active lifestyles. Unsurprisingly, it caught the eye of Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece. Laird is the “king” of big wave surfing while Gabby is a volleyball player and model.

There’s no active lifestyle more than those two combined. With two children, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery is the perfect vehicle for the couple.

What Land Rover imagines as an owner of the Discovery is one who would load the roof with mountain bikes, surfboards or any equipment for the great outdoors. You can even opt for the waterproof key that Discovery offers, so that you don’t have to worry about it when you’re out.

3. It’s Light and Powerful

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery has a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine. It is also made of aluminum, which allowed the Land Rover engineers to make it 1,000 pounds lighter over the current LR4.

Photos

Check out the photos of the new Land Rover Discovery in the gallery below:

Three Things To Watch Out For In The Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is due to be revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, so it comes as a no surprise that we’re seeing prototypes being tested in broad daylight with less and less camouflage.

The latest spy shots of the car still haven’t revealed much detail about the Stelvio, but it did give us a glimpse of what to watch out for.

Stevlio’s Front Reveals New Grille, hood

The spy shots released earlier did not reveal the headlights. Unfortunately, the same holds true for these series of shots. The headlights are disguised by heavy tape, though it appears to be identical with the ones found on the Giulia sedan. As for the grille, a new v-shaped grille is found at the front with two rectangular ones placed on the bottom of the front fascia. The hood, on the other hand, has three odd-shaped ridges, although some see these ridges as more because of the camouflage than the actual creases on the Stelvio.

Profile is Similar to Porsche Macan

Earlier spy shots revealed that the Stelvio will mimic some of the most intricate and obvious designs of the Porsche Macan. In this regard, the spy shots were not wrong. This series also proved that the rear end of the SUV won’t change as much—the taillights are still taped off and appears to be very similar to the Giulia. What’s new, though, are the massive exhaust tips, which would be more perfect on a sports car.

Powertrains are Going to be the Same as with the Giulia

There aren’t any exhaustive details about the powertrains that the Stelvio will come packing. According to reports, it would be the same gasoline and diesel powertrains as being offered by the Giulia. But because of the massive exhaust tips found on the prototype, there are also rumors that the SUV might be getting the 2.9-liter V6 engine from Giulia Quadrifoglio.

What Would A Nissan Sentra Nismo Be Like?

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It’s way too hard not to imagine what a Nissan car bearing the Nismo nameplate be like after the company revealed its concept at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

There was a time that Nissan was the dream of many, thanks to its SE-R, which was sadly discontinued after the 2012 model. That one was packed to capacity—a four-cylinder engine, responsive suspension, and a competitive price tag.

You wouldn’t find the likes these days, except that Nissan will probably surprise us with a performance Sentra with all the goodies of before. But until the company actually announces something, car enthusiasts are free to imagine what the Nismo nameplate would come with.

According to a source, the Nissan Sentra Nismo would have Nissan’s “Energetic Flow” design language as seen on the Altima, Maxima and Murano. The front fascia would gain the “V-Motion” grille, as well as boomerang-shaped headlights and taillights. A strip of chrome would run from the trunk to the window surround, linking the nose and tail with shiny metal.

Across the Nismo lineup, you would find the premium Bright Pearl White color with accents done in red, black and carbon fiber, most especially in lower fascia, sideview mirrors, door handles and side sills.

There would also be a shiny black chrome mesh for the upper and lower grilles while the 19-inch aluminum alloys Ray wheels will use a dark grey matte finish and polished lip.

For the drivetrain, the Sentra is usually equipped with 1.8-liter, DOHC, inline four-cylinder engine. The total output stands at only 130 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque through a front-wheel drive continuously variable transmission (CVT). It can go 0-to-60 mph on automatic transmission or manual transmission for the base model Sentra S.

There’s a turbocharger to add more power and speed. This can lead to 265 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

As for the price, the Nismo would most likely start at $28,000.

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