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A nose job keeps Nissan’s aging sedan looking young(ish)

The fifth-generation Altima debuted for the 2013 model year and Nissan didn’t let it simmer too long before introducing a mid-cycle refresh for the 2016 model year. The refresh is mild at best, consisting of a revised front fascia with Nissan’s V-motion corporate face and swoopy curves that mimic the Maxima’s. The greasy bits and interior remain basically untouched. But are these changes enough to keep the Altima selling at its record pace?

To find out, I spent a week with the 2016 Altima. Granted, the model year is currently rolling towards 2017, but Nissan isn’t making any changes. That makes the 2016 just as good to review.

The Altima is dug in hard against some fearsome competitors. There’s the hot-selling Honda Accord, the surprisingly upscale Volkswagen Passat, and the venerable Toyota Camry. As you might expect, the Toyota leads the segment in sales by a long shot, moving a whopping 429,355 Camries in 2015. Honda follows, having sold 355,557 Accords. Nissan isn’t too far behind, with 333.398 Altimas finding homes in 2015. Year over year, the Altima is maintaining is monthly sales goals in 2016, putting it on track to sell the same number as before.

Numbers aside, the Altima has a lot to offer. Leading headlines is fuel economy. The 2.5-liter Altima gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined. Those are compact sedan numbers. In fact, only the Mazda 6 with its i-Eloop energy recovery system scores better, offering 40 mpg highway.

Despite is frugality, the Altima’s four-cylinder isn’t a complete penalty box. In fact, with its 182 horsepower, the 2.5-liter and CVT combination are surprisingly peppy. Yes, I normally complain about Continuously Variable Transmissions, but Nissan has been building them longer than just about anybody. It seems it has finally eliminated the rubber-banding effect that plagued CVTs of the past.

So, the 2016 Altima has a new face and some impressive fuel economy numbers. But what else does Nissan’s mid-level sedan have to offer? Keep reading to find out.

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Nissan Introduces Easy Tire-Fill Alert System Because It's Too Hard to Do it the Old-Fashioned Way

Nissan Introduces Easy Tire-Fill Alert System Because It’s Too Hard to Do it the Old-Fashioned Way

Can we not do anything without some kind of “assistance?”

15 years ago, before the age of tire pressure monitoring systems, we checked out tire pressure once a week when filling up the gas tank. From there we would proceed to add air to any of our car’s tires and go about our lives until the next fill-up unless we notice a tire looking a little low. Well, nowadays we have tire pressure monitoring systems that tell us when a tire drops below a certain pressure level. Nissan wants to take that a bit further, though and has introduced the Easy Tire-Fill alert system.

This system essentially prevents the need for us to check tire pressure as we add air to our tires. It’s routinely simple, leave the ignition key on with the engine off and add air pressure. When pressure is right, the horn will honk. Overpressure the tire, and the hazard lights will kick on along with another quick honk of the horn. Nissan claims this system will help consumers save money as underinflated tires can rob you of gas mileage and shorten the life of your tires, but is a system like this even necessary?

No, it isn’t. It’s ridiculous, actually. It’s not hard to pull out your old pressure gauge and check your tire pressure. Most air pumps even have a built-in gauge to make life even easier. All this system does is prove how lazy we as consumers can be. Sure, it’s a cool novelty I guess, but it’s an outrageous technology that we really don’t need. Oh, it does cut down the time it takes to fill underinflated tires by half, but you know that’s about 30 seconds of your life once a month or so at best.

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2019 Nissan Altima Edition ONE

2019 Nissan Altima Edition ONE

Small styling upgrades and extra tech help to introduce the sixth-gen Altima

Nissan released the Altima as a compact four-door sedan back in the early ‘90s, updating it to a mid-size model in 2001. The latest sixth-generation vehicle debuted at the New York International Auto Show earlier in 2018, and now, the Japanese automaker is offering a limited-run variant dubbed the Edition ONE. Designed for “early adopters” who love their tech and “value exclusivity,” this Altima comes with a few nice touches to help it stand out from the crowd.

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If you Want a Stylish Midsize Sedan, Skip the Camry or Accord and Go with the 2019 Nissan Altima

If you Want a Stylish Midsize Sedan, Skip the Camry or Accord and Go with the 2019 Nissan Altima

You can even have AWD if you want it

Remember that VMotion 2.0 Concept from the 2017 Detroit Auto Show? Well, it wasn’t just a preview of Nissan’s future styling language – it previewed the sixth-gen Altima as well. The best part of that is that the six-gen Altima carries over at least 80-percent of the VMotion 2.0’s exterior styling and is even available with all-wheel drive. It is offered with Nissan’s 248-horsepower VC-Turbo four or a new 2.5-liter four-banger that’s good for 188 horsepower. But, even if it does fall just a hair short on power compared to the competition, it could put quite a damper on Toyota and Honda’s sales figures in the midsize sedan segment based on looks alone.

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2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Nissan Altima

The sixth-generation sedan is here to take on the Camry and Accord

The Altima name goes back to the mid-1980s when it was used on a top-trim line of the Nissan Leopard and the Central American version of the Laurel. It became a stand-alone marque in 1992 when it replaced the Stanza in the U.S. Built in Tennessee starting with the 1993 model year; the Altima became one of the brand’s most successful vehicles in North America. To meet the high demand, Nissan is now building the sedan in two U.S. plants. With annual sales of more than 250,000 units during the past seven years, the fifth-generation is by far the most successful version of the Altima. But the existing sedan is being phased for the 2019 model year, replaced with a new model that broke cover at the 2018 New York Auto Show.

Redesigned from the ground up, the sixth-generation Altima employs a new design language based on the Vmotion 2.0 concept car from 2017. The redesign also introduced a new interior with more premium features, new technology, and, for the first time in this segment, semi-autonomous drive. Things get even better under the hood, where the Altima gained not only a revised version of the 2.5-liter four-cylinder but also a brand-new, turbocharged four-banger. The latter replaces the old 3.5-liter V-6. Surprisingly enough, the new turbo-four is the variable compression ratio unit that Nissan debuted under the Infiniti brand. Overall, the sixth-generation Altima is the most advanced sedan in this market, but we will find out more about that in the review below.

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Nissan Teases the Next-Gen Altima Before it Debuts at the New York Auto Show

Nissan Teases the Next-Gen Altima Before it Debuts at the New York Auto Show

We’ll see what the Nissan Altima is all about at the end of the month

The Nissan Altima is going to make its debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show. We already know that much after Nissan released a teaser video a month ago. The Japanese automaker isn’t just stopping there, though. It also unveiled a sketch of the new model, complete with exaggerated design cues that suggest that the Altima will receive its share of stylistic updates.

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Nissan Will Debut an All-New Altima at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Nissan Will Debut an All-New Altima at the 2018 New York Auto Show

Automaker’s popular sedan is in its sixth generation

In case you didn’t know, Nissan is bringing a new Altima sedan to the 2018 New York Auto Show. The automaker made that abundantly clear when it released a new teaser video featuring the Empire State Building. So that’s happening. What’s less certain is our expectation of what the new Altima is going to be. Either way, save the date for March 28. The new Nissan Altima is on its way.

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Nissan Brings Star Wars to L.A. with Six Wild-Looking Concept Cars

Nissan Brings Star Wars to L.A. with Six Wild-Looking Concept Cars

Would you go to war in a flying Nissan?

The Los Angeles Auto Show is the perfect occasion for carmakers to launch their late-in-the-year models for the U.S. market, but Nissan decided to go with something different in 2017. Having signed a collaboration with Lucasfilm for the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" movie, the Japanese automaker unveiled no fewer than six Star Wars-themed concept cars. Each of them is based on characters and crafts from the upcoming film, set to debut on December 15, and are built around Nissan’s most popular models in the U.S., the Rogue, Rogue Sport, Altima, and Maxima.

The vehicles were developed at the Lucasfilm studios, where artists penned everything from the design, colors, textures, and graphics, all inspired by the Star Wars franchise. The sketches were then brought to life using hydro-dipped graphics and aged exterior design to show simulated use in battle. Don’t worry; you won’t be seeing any flying Nissans in the movie, but also don’t expect any of these concepts to make it into production. Let’s have a closer look at each of them below.

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2017 Nissan Altima SR Midnight Edition

2017 Nissan Altima SR Midnight Edition

The Maxima’s popular package trickles down to the Altima

Redesigned for the 2013 model year, the current Nissan Altima was updated for 2016. Somewhat surprisingly, the facelift added many new features, as well as a significantly redesigned exterior with styling cues borrowed from the gorgeous Maxima. Inside, the sedan gained a new center stack, softer materials for the Zero Gravity seats, and blue accents for the SR trim. The engine compartment is the only one that remained unchanged, but it’s not something customers will complain about. For 2017, Nissan enhances the Altima by adding the Midnight Edition model.

Launched at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, the Altima Midnight Edition is part of Nissan’s new offensive to offer this special-edition package on six models. Initially created for the Maxima in 2016, the Midnight Edition was a huge success last year, accounting for 85 percent of Maxima SR sales. As a result, Nissan wants the bundle on more cars, including the Sentra, Altima, Rogue, Murano, and Pathfinder.

The idea of expanding the availability of the Midnight Edition package was driven by customers who loved the blackout treatment on Maxima SR and asked for it to be available on other popular Nissan vehicles,” said Christian Meunier, senior vice president of Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations. “The six models offering Midnight Edition packages account for more than 75 percent of our U.S. sales, so we think they will find a receptive audience.”

Much like on the Maxima, the Altima’s Edition Package is restricted to the SR trim, but only the version powered by the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The SR Midnight Edition is already available to order in the U.S. for small premium over the standard model.

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Nissan's Rolling Out The Goods With Its New Midnight Edition Package

Nissan’s Rolling Out The Goods With Its New Midnight Edition Package

A total of six Nissan models will eligible to get the Midnight Package

In a day and age where add-on packages and accessories have become commonplace in the auto industry, Nissan is doing its part to ensure that its customers are taken cared of in that regard. The Japanese automaker unveiled its Midnight Edition package last year on the Maxima sedan and after incessant public demand. In fact, 85 percent of Maxima SR sales come with the Midnight Edition package. Nissan is now expanding the availability of the package to six of its current models, including the Maxima.

Together with Nissan’s full-sized sedan, the Midnight Edition package is now available on the Altima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, and Sentra.

Naturally, the specific changes vary depending on the model. The Sentra, for example, gets a set of 17-inch wheels as opposed to the Pathfinder, which finds itself on the receiving end of a bigger set of 20-inch wheels. But by and large, the blacked-out theme of the package remains consistent across all models.

Prices also vary depending on which model is getting the package, although for the most part, Nissan’s keeping the extra costs relatively affordable as the most expensive versions of the package. The ones for the Altima, Murano, and Pathfinder all cost $1,195. The expanded Midnight Edition package is making its debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. And with the exception of the Rogue Midnight Edition, all other editions are already on sale. The package for the Rogue will be available beginning in March 2017.

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2016 Nissan Altima – Driven

2016 Nissan Altima – Driven

A nose job keeps Nissan’s aging sedan looking young(ish)

The fifth-generation Altima debuted for the 2013 model year and Nissan didn’t let it simmer too long before introducing a mid-cycle refresh for the 2016 model year. The refresh is mild at best, consisting of a revised front fascia with Nissan’s V-motion corporate face and swoopy curves that mimic the Maxima’s. The greasy bits and interior remain basically untouched. But are these changes enough to keep the Altima selling at its record pace?

To find out, I spent a week with the 2016 Altima. Granted, the model year is currently rolling towards 2017, but Nissan isn’t making any changes. That makes the 2016 just as good to review.

The Altima is dug in hard against some fearsome competitors. There’s the hot-selling Honda Accord, the surprisingly upscale Volkswagen Passat, and the venerable Toyota Camry. As you might expect, the Toyota leads the segment in sales by a long shot, moving a whopping 429,355 Camries in 2015. Honda follows, having sold 355,557 Accords. Nissan isn’t too far behind, with 333.398 Altimas finding homes in 2015. Year over year, the Altima is maintaining is monthly sales goals in 2016, putting it on track to sell the same number as before.

Numbers aside, the Altima has a lot to offer. Leading headlines is fuel economy. The 2.5-liter Altima gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined. Those are compact sedan numbers. In fact, only the Mazda 6 with its i-Eloop energy recovery system scores better, offering 40 mpg highway.

Despite is frugality, the Altima’s four-cylinder isn’t a complete penalty box. In fact, with its 182 horsepower, the 2.5-liter and CVT combination are surprisingly peppy. Yes, I normally complain about Continuously Variable Transmissions, but Nissan has been building them longer than just about anybody. It seems it has finally eliminated the rubber-banding effect that plagued CVTs of the past.

So, the 2016 Altima has a new face and some impressive fuel economy numbers. But what else does Nissan’s mid-level sedan have to offer? Keep reading to find out.

Continue reading for the full driven review.

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2016 Nissan Altima – Driving Impression And Review

2016 Nissan Altima – Driving Impression And Review

The Nissan Altima was originally sold in the U.S. in 1992, and in 2001, it made the transition from compact to mid-size sedan. Considered one of the top entries in its segment, the Altima offers easy driving characteristics, a comfortable cabin, exciting performance, and high value. These assets have propelled the Altima to the top of Nissan’s sales charts, but throughout its five generations, it’s lagged behind similar products from Toyota and Honda. Nissan hopes to change that for the 2016 model year, giving the Altima “one of the most extensive mid-cycle product makeovers in Nissan history,” according to North America chairman José Muñoz. The changes are indeed quite dramatic, including a redesigned exterior and cabin, class-leading fuel efficiency, active safety technology, updated suspension, and the introduction of a sportier SR trim level. But is it enough to nose ahead of the competition?

I went to Plymouth, Michigan to find out. Located roughly 30 minutes west of Detroit, Plymouth is crisscrossed by long country roads, meandering two-lanes, and charming townships, offering a nice mix of environments to put the new Altima through its paces. I also got a chance to test out the new suspension on a parking lot slalom course and rough road course.

Updated 12/01/2015: We added a video overview showcasing the new model’s features. Enjoy!

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2016 - 2017 Nissan Altima

2016 - 2017 Nissan Altima

Redesigned for the 2013 model year, but built on the same Nissan D platform, the fifth-generation 2014-2015 Nissan Altima marked the beginning of a successful era for the Japanese automaker in North America’s crowded midsize segment. After lagging far behind both the 2015 Toyota Camry and the 2014 Honda Accord, the Altima a started to gain on its rivals, eventually outselling both of them in the final month of 2014. The fifth-gen car was well received, being praised for its smooth and quiet ride, comfortable seats, well-crafted interior and for being quite entertaining on twisty roads. Its strong fuel economy, a particularly important feat in this segment, also helped it gain a massive amount of followers. As we move into the 2016 model year, Nissan has rolled out a substantial refresh for the fifth-generation Altima.

Although facelifts rarely feature significant changes in terms of design, the 2016 Altima is an exception to the rule. It may have something to do with the extensive update the Toyota Camry received for 2015, but it’s also part of Nissan’s strategy to give its entire lineup a new look. In this case, the Altima borrows heavily from the new 2016 Nissan Maxima, which is based on the stunning 2014 Nissan Sport Sedan Concept.

In many ways, Nissan kept its promise to do "something significant" for the Altima for the mid-cycle update. Let’s see what this new sedan is all about.

Update 09/19/2016 Nissan has announced pricing for 2017 Nissan Altima. It continues to start out at $22,500 for the entry-level Altima 2.5 for 2017, but pricing for the Altima 3.5 models has increased slightly over last year. Check out the Prices section below for details.
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Nissan launches "The Altima Chase" - Or Your Chance To Win A New Altima

Nissan launches "The Altima Chase" - Or Your Chance To Win A New Altima

Nissan is launching a new ad contest that challenges social media users to a track down a stolen Altima, using clues found sprinkled throughout the automaker’s various media channels. One lucky sleuth will walk away with the grand prize – a brand new 2015 Altima – while those who participate will be eligible to win cash and Altima-inspired gear.

The new contest piggybacks off last year’s “Ride of your Life” campaign, which saw four-door Altima street cars fitted in race guise to trick unsuspecting riders into believing the stock car’s performance was on the same level as a dedicated track machine. 

This year’s campaign, dubbed “The Altima Chase,” is a “social media scavenger hunt” that puts participants on the trail of the fictitious “Mastermind,” who has stolen and hidden the sedan, prompting an investigation into Nissan’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can can follow the action using #AltimaChaseSweeps or visiting the official website.

The contest began May 11th, and will run for three weeks until June 1st, so if you’re interested, get out that digital magnifying glass and start poking around. 

“The Altima ‘Ride of Your Life’ campaign has once again sparked interest and excitement among consumers nationwide, and ‘The Altima Chase’ takes this year’s campaign to the next level,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications and Media. “The Chase is designed to drive online engagement, while emphasizing the Altima’s blend of performance, innovative technology and superior fuel economy that consistently helps give our drivers the ride of their lives.”

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2014 Nissan Altima - Driven

2014 Nissan Altima - Driven

The Altima is a hot item for Nissan, giving it competition in the midsize rink with The Camry and Accord for best-selling bragging rights. The stakes are high in this sedan segment, with average sales figures topping 350,000 units a year. None of the three automakers can afford a mistake here.

Nissan upped the ante for 2013 with its fifth generation Altima, a sedan that took on a more sculpted look, a refined interior, and two engine options that cater to those wanting good fuel mileage or sportier performance.

I recently spent a week behind the wheel of the 2014 Altima. My tester came equipped with the 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and the top-line SL trim package. It was loaded with nearly every feature available, including Navigation, blind spot and lane-departure warnings, Moving Object Detection, a moonroof, power everything, and a nine-speaker Bose sound system, among other things.

The Altima proved to be a competent daily driver with enough pep to maneuver through traffic while providing a comfortable ride and a no-nonsense demeanor. Its updated looks earned a few fans from my family members while its less-than-stellar steering earns a few gripes from my inner enthusiast.

For the full review and conclusion, click past the jump

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And The Award For Best Enthusiast Brand Goes To...

And The Award For Best Enthusiast Brand Goes To...

So let’s just get it right out in the air. I don’t think Ferrari or Lamborghini or any other purveyor of exotic metal is the best enthusiast brand. Part of the enthusiast car market is to make great cars that enthusiasts can actually buy. The Miata, the Mustang and the GTI are the kinds of good fun that we can actually buy.

When trying to figure out who the best enthusiast brand is, I didn’t stop at pure numbers. I looked for cool cars, and interesting cars, not just fast ones. I also tried to focus on the more modern petrol head. Back in the 60s every car company was making wacky and crazy cars, but over the years the enthusiast market has kinda dried up a bit.

I almost went with Honda. The CRX, early Si badged cars and the NSX all hit the right buttons, but over the last 15 years or so Honda has really lots its magic. It feels like they started to care more about Consumer Reports scores than steering feel and spoilers, and so they didn’t make the list.

But who was it? You have to hit the jump to find out.

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2014 - 2015 Nissan Altima

2014 - 2015 Nissan Altima

In a market that has no shortage of worthy competitors, the Nissan Altima has etched a name for itself that we just can’t overlook. Sure, more notable models like the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry get more of the buzz, but the Altima, thanks to its redesigned exterior, sophisticated interior and a choice of two engines, is by no means a slouch.

For the 2014 model year, Nissan built on the changes made to the 2013 version to give the Altima more bang for your buck. The addition of the newest version of NissanConnect is a huge plus with connectivity to online apps never been easier.

That’s crucial for young buyers of the vehicle and Nissan did a good job of keeping the Altima look sporty and athletic to cater to a new wave of potential customers.

Updated 06/02/2014: Nissan announced prices for the 2015 Altima which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. Prices for the 2015 Altima will range from $22,300 for the base 2.5 version up to $31,950 for the 3.5 SL version.

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2014 Nissan Altima V8 Supercar

2014 Nissan Altima V8 Supercar

We’ve already had a look and listen at Volvo’s engine for the V8 Supercars racing series, and now another equally uninspiring car is debuting. This time around, it’s the Nissan Altima Coupe that is showing that it can deliver on the race track.

There is no mention of what engine is under its hood, but it’s safe to say that there is some form of V-8, like the series’ name alludes to. This isn’t the Altima’s first crack at the V8 Supercars series, but this is a new design for the team.

The new aero package slapped on this hot Altima includes smaller scallops on the front bar and redesigned rear wing uprights. Also tweaked is the livery, as it now features a pearlescent yellow paint and reflective white vinyl in the "Norton" logo.

There will be two Altimas running the series, with James Moffat at the helm of the No. 360 car and Michael Caruso in the No. 36 car. The racing kicks off February 27th in Adelaide, South Australia and end December 7th in Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales.

Click past the jump to read a little about the road-going 2013 Altima Coupe and to see the full racing schedule.

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2014 Nissan Altima Hybrid

2014 Nissan Altima Hybrid

The new Nissan Altima is enjoying a sales up-swing at the moment following a $580 price cut that took effect May 3 of this year. The cheapest Altima’s are now just below $22,000 up to just above $30,000 for the loaded V-6 SL model. This comes on the back of poor launch sales and critiques of the marshmallow driving characteristics.

The big news for the 2014 Altima is the introduction of an all-new, Nissan-developed hybrid drivetrain option.

From extensive technical previews of the new supercharged 2.5-liter four plus Li-Ion battery packs, Nissan is clearly proud of the system and will also roll it out on the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid for the first time.

Pre-2011 Ford and Nissan hybrids used technology from the Toyota Prius for the electrified system components including the transmission, power inverter, battery, and charging control unit via a licensing agreement. The Toyota-supplied components were then married to Ford or Nissan platform and engine designs.

As a result, the Altima Hybrid drove a lot like the Prius despite using a more-powerful gasoline engine for primary power. This is set to change with the new 2014 Altima Hybrid. The supercharged four-cylinder should deliver good torque and the use of lithium-ion batteries will mark a first for a mainstream, value-oriented hybrid sedan.

Will one Hybrid be enough to battle the Camry Hybrid, the Plug-in Honda Accord and the two hybrid variants of the Ford Fusion?

Click past the jump for the full review of the new Nissan Altima Hybrid.

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2013 Nissan Altima V8 Supercar Series Race Car

2013 Nissan Altima V8 Supercar Series Race Car

For the first time in 20 years, Nissan is set to compete in Australia’s Supercar V8 Series and they’re doing so with the 2013 Nissan Altima V8 Supercar.

The car was unveiled at a special event in Melbourne and marks one of the first vehicles that aren’t Ford Falcons or Holden Commodores to compete in the V8 Supercar Series.

Together with its partner Kelly Racing, Nissan is planning to bring four of these models to compete in the 2013 season under the Nissan Motorsport banner. As far as modifications are concerned, the Altima V8 Supercar will get a NISMO-developed 5.0-liter VK56DE V8 engine. Incidentally, this Nismo-sourced V8 powertrain is the same engine that powered the Nissan GT-R FIA GT1 to the FIA GT1 World Championship title back in 2011. To comply with the V8 Supercar regulations, the engine’s displacement was actually reduced from 5.6 liter to 5.0 liters.

Talking to Australia’s Herald Sun, Kelly Racing co-owner and overseer of the Nissan Altima project Todd Kelly has high hopes for the Altima V8 Supercar leading up to its run in the 2013 season of the V8 Supercar Series.

"Factory support is the key to teams winning Bathurst and V8 Supercar championships," Kelly said.

"There’s nothing more exciting for a drive than to unveil a car with a brand new chassis that takes it to a new level.’’

UPDATE: 11/05/12: A week after Nissan pulled the covers off of the Altima V8 Supercar Racer, the automaker finished its first run of testing at Calder Park Raceway. At the end of the test session, the team seemed happy with the results, although they also cautioned that there’s more work that needs to be done to make the Altima V8 Supercar racer up to speed. Check out the video of the car’s test run by clicking on the photo above!

UPDATE 02/13/13: A few months after unveiling the Altima V8 Supercar Series Race Car, Nissan took it one step further with the debut of the actual race cars with their liveries in tow to go with the driver announcements for the two teams the Japanese automaker will be fielding in the V8 Supercar Series. Check out the fresh batch of pics in the gallery below!

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Nissan Dummies Down Tire Pressure

Nissan Dummies Down Tire Pressure

Remember when TPMS was just a cool feature on BMW, GM, and Mercedes vehicles? In 2006, the NHTSA and DOT came together to make it a law for all incoming 2007 vehicles to have direct TPMS standard. When this happened, the tire industry released a collective “Oh man, are you serious?” Well, now another company is taking the simplifying of tire pressure an extra step beyond a flashing indicator saying “Hey, put some air in the tires, please!”

That’s right; starting with the 2013 model year, Nissan will include a system that actually activates the horn when the tires have reached their correct pressure on all of its cars. This all comes on the heels of a successful test of the system on the 2013 Altima. No more “confusing” tire pressure gauges to fumble around with. In all seriousness though, this is actually an ingenious idea. When I was in the tire business, you have no idea how many times a customer would roll up asking us to put 44 psi in his 1995 Cavalier’s tires because that’s what the sidewall of the tire says is the max pressure, or his grandfather once told him that more air increases gas mileage.

So now when you are whipping down the road in your 2013 370Z and that pesky “Low Pressure” light starts flashing, you can just fill `er up `till it beeps. Why not take it a step further and just install a small compressor that fires up and adds air to the tire as you drive via a vein that runs through the casting of the rim?

We’re kidding Mr. and Mrs. Automotive Engineer, if that happens we all had better just stay off of the road, because if you can’t inflate your tires due to lack of knowledge, you shouldn’t be driving in the first place. Let’s all hope that never happens.

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Nissan teases five redesigned models

Nissan teases five redesigned models

After debuting the new Altima at the 2012 New York Auto Show, Nissan is moving on to its next project by presenting a teaser image showing five redesigned models that will be launched in the next 15 months. During the Altima’s official debut in New York, Nissan also presented a short promo video that showed five new models hidden under a white cover.

Rumors say that the list of redesigned models will begin with the production version of the 2013 Pathfinder and a new Sentra. From left to right in the teaser images, the cars are: the hatchback version of the latest Versa set to be unveiled by the end of the year, the 2013 Pathfinder, the new Altima, the redesigned Rogue compact crossover, and the next Sentra that will adopt the same design language as the new Altima.

We haven’t received any confirmations for any of the models listed, but these are the best speculated vehicles in terms of Nissan’s history. Nissan has confirmed, however, that the new Sentra will be the next model unveiled.

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2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima has been around since 1992 and has seen four generational changes since its initial debut. After more than a month of teasing, Nisan finally debuted the fifth-generation Nissan Altima at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and with it came a redesigned exterior, updated interior, and even a little engine updates for one of the Altima’s two engines. Highlights of the exterior include an all-new grille design, a seamless front fascia, more muscular fenders, updated taillight units, projector headlights and dual exhaust system. Nissan really put work into the interior, bring the NissanConnect infotainment system and Advanced Drive-Assist display, a three-spoke steering wheel and some wood trim to go with metallic inserts throughout the cabin. If you’re wondering about the drivetrain department, Nissan carried over the 2.4-liter four-banger and the 3.5-liter V-6, with the four-cylinder getting an increase of seven horsepower.

On another side of things, the 2013 Altima was actually a bit larger than the outgoing model, but despite this, the car was actually 120 pounds lighter than before and was still the lights midsized sedan in its class. Outside of this, there are a couple of sad things to note as well. First, the six-speed manual transmission in the Altima sedan was discontinued due to slow sales – you know, since the few of us who would want the manual have to pay for the fact that the majority doesn’t. Furthermore, the Coupe was also discontinued for the 2014 model year, again likely due to slow sales.

The Altima eventually went on to go through a minor facelift in 2016 that brought about some new exterior styling, but we’ll save that for another discussion. For now, let’s take a look at the 2013 to 2015 Nissan Altima and everything that it brought to the midsized sedan market.

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2011 Nissan Altima Coupe

2011 Nissan Altima Coupe

With a relatively short history, the Nissan Altima Coupe enters the 2011 model year with no major updates compared to the previous model year. There are just two two new exterior colors – Metallic Slate and Brilliant Silver and a $500 price increase.

As usual, customers will have to choose from four different versions: 2.5 S 6MT priced at $22,940, 2.5 S CVT $23,440, 3.5 SR 6MT $30,100, and 3.5 SR CVT $27,770. The 2.5 models are powered by a 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and the 3.5 versions get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, each offered with a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT.

The model features the same aggressive front end exterior appearance with new grille and projector beam headlights, standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), refined option package content, revised interior fabrics and finishers, and a new red leather-appointed interior color.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 Nissan Altima Coupe.

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Nissan may stop production of Altima and Sentra in North America

Nissan may stop production of Altima and Sentra in North America

Nissan said today that it may halt production of its vehicles in Tennessee and Mexico because of a parts shortage from Hitachi Ltd.

The company has not yet decided to stop production as of now, Toshiyuki Shiga, Nissan’s chief operating officer told Automotive News. If production does come to a halt, it could mean a loss of 15,000 vehicles. Production in Japan will stop on July 14 to July 16 because of the parts delay.

The part in question is an engine control unit that wasn’t delivered on time. The supplier said that integrated circuits needed were not available at the time.

"We’re working around the clock to try and minimize any inconvenience to our customers," Shiga said at the launch of the fourth-generation March compact car.

"For now, we’re still gauging when and whether we would need to halt production in the United States."

If Nissan do decide to stop production, the first models affected might be the Altima and the Sentra.

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Hyundai and Nissan get great marks in Consumer Reports test

Hyundai and Nissan get great marks in Consumer Reports test

The people over at Consumer Reports have just finished up a series of tests on a few family sedans. The magazine lined up the Chevrolet Impala, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, and the Suzuki Kizashi, which we just tested. After the miles and miles of driving and investigating were finished, it was the Hyundai and the Nissan that came out on top.

The four-cylinder Altima and Sonata both got ‘Excellent’ ratings from Consumer Reports, but only the Altima managed to get the ‘Recommended’ badge. The reason that the Sonata failed to get that badge was because it was too new and the testers were unable to determine its reliability.

The Kizashi suffered the same fate. As it’s new as well, the Kizashi failed to get the ‘Recommended’ rating, though it did get an ’Excellent’ score. Sadly, the Impala didn’t do so hot.

The downright awful Chevrolet only managed a ‘Good’ rating, though it wasn’t ‘Recommended’ despite its age. The testers didn’t like its fuel economy, clumsy 19th century four-speed automatic, and the poor build quality. They also used the word "Dated".

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Review: 2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

Review: 2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

Who in the world said family sedans needed to be boring? Whoever they were, they must not have driven the 2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR. The new performance Altima is still a perfect family sedan and one of the best cars to drive in its segment.

The new Altima gets some minimal surgery and it would take a person with incredible eyes to find most of the changes. Yet, what Nissan did is make the car more aggressive and, we have to say, the 3.5 SR looks quite good.

Some of the new toys for 2010 include a newly shaped hood and “T-grille” that give the car a wings sort of look. A new front bumper, and what Nissan refers to as the “license plant finisher”, is at the rear. The taillights are some of best in class, with sharp angles and different colored lights. From the side, the new 17-inch alloy wheels help give the sedan a planted look.

Nissan gives buyers a few engine options to choose from. First, there is a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder that produces 175 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. This motor is capable of 23 miles per gallon in the city and 32 on the highway. This version of the Altima isn’t our favorite, as the engine doesn’t quite have the power to compete with the new Hyundai Sonata or the great noise of the Subaru Legacy.

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2010 Nissan Altima

2010 Nissan Altima

The Japanese automaker Nissan has just revealed details about the 2010 Altima sedan - a model that receives more power, grows in size, benefits from new technology as well as new styling both inside and out. The 2010 Altima starts at $19,900 for the entry level 2.5 S version and goes up to $24,520 for the high end 3.5 SR model.

For 2010 the Nissan Altima’s exterior gets a restyled hood complete with power bulges, a more curvaceous front bumper and fresh metal on the bottom of the grill and on top of the license plate opening. The new car is available with either a set of fresh 16 inch or 17 inch aluminum-alloy wheels, standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) as well as revised interior fabrics and finishers. For those who are in the know, the old top of the line 3.5 SE has been renamed the 3.5 SR.

The 2010 Altima is offered with a choice of two gas burning engines; a 175 HP 2.5 Liter inline 4 cylinder and a 270 HP 3.5 Liter V6. Either way the Altima comes complete with all the latest Nissan technologies like: Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, BluetoothHands-free Phone System with audio streaming, RearView Monitor and Nissan Navigation with XM NavTraffic and NavWeather Real-Time Traffic Information services to bring your morning commute into the 21st century at a reasonable price.

UPDATE 06/28/2010: Check out our review of the Nissan Altima 3.5SR by clicking here.

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2010 Nissan Altima Coupe

2010 Nissan Altima Coupe

Originaly introduced as a 2008 model, the Nissan Altima Coupe is entering its third year of production with a few new exterior touches, three new colors, refined interior fabrics, optional red leather appointed interior and revised option packages. Power train options for the 2010 Nissan Altima Coupe consist of a 2.5 Liter inline 4 cylinder and a larger 3.5 Liter V6 engine, each is being offered with either a choice of 6 speed manual transmission or Nissan’s advanced Xtronic continuously variable (CVT) transmission. The VQ based V6 makes a maximum output of 270 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque while the more economical 4 pot produces a total of 175 HP and 180 lb-ft twist.

For 2010, the Altima Coupe is being offered with a long list of user friendly technological features including Nissan’s Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition and available Bluetooth Hands free Phone System complete with audio streaming standard as well as an advanced touch-screen navigation system with XM NavTraffic and NavWeather real-time information services as part of the required XM subscription as well as a RearView Monitor; all designed to make the time you spend behind the wheel as enjoyable as possible.

The 2010 Altima Coupe starts at $22,440 for the 2.5 S version equipped with 6 speed manual transmission, $22,940 for the 2.5 CVT, $27,270 for the 3.5 SR with CVT and $29,600 for the 3.5 SR with a 6 speed manual gearbox.

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Leaked photos of the 2010 Nissan Altima

Leaked photos of the 2010 Nissan Altima

In today’s world of fast-paced wheelings and dealings on the Internet, classified photos have become easier and easier to get leaked out to the public.

That was the case with Nissan’s 2010 Altima. Although the Japanese-based brand released a simple teaser photo a couple of days ago, that didn’t stop people from digging up photos of the car in its entirety.
And now – barely a few days after the teaser photo was released – a full-blown photo of the car has been revealed.

So much for teasers, huh?

The scooped up photos of the Altima has laid to rest any debate as to what it was going to look like, especially after the teaser photos didn’t do much to stir up our imaginations.

The Altima’s front grille has been completely redesigned while the headlights have undergone some revisions as well. In addition to that, the car’s bumper also looks a tad different from its predecessors, including those three new air-intakes. Lastly – and we can imagine that Nissan did this to make the car look sleeker – the car’s alloy wheels have also been redesigned.

Despite being prematurely beaten to the punch by scavengers of the World Wide Web, Nissan is still expected to release further details on the new Altima in the coming days, including potential sedan and coupe variants of the car.

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2009 Nissan Altima Coupe

2009 Nissan Altima Coupe

Nissan announced details on the 2009 Altima Coupe. It will be available in models and priced as follows: Altima Coupe 2.5 S 6MT $21,750; Altima Coupe 2.5 S CVT $22,250; Altima Coupe 3.5 SE 6MT $26,390; Altima Coupe 3.5 SE CVT $26,890.

New for 2009 is a long list of user-friendly technology features – including standard Nissan Intelligent Key, available Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, an advanced touch-screen navigation system with XM NavTraffic with real-time traffic information and RearView Monitor.

The 2009 Altima Coupe 2.5 S model is available with 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels on the 2.5S model with P215/60R16 all-season tires, while new 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with Michelin P235/45R18 tires are standard on the 3.5 SE.

The 2009 Altima Coupe also comes equipped with a number of standard safety features, including Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors, front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Nissan Altima

2009 Nissan Altima

Since the new generation Altima was launched in 2007, the sedan became a very successful model on the market; for the 2009 the car continues to offer the same characteristics and driving experiences. The 2009 Altima will be offered with a choice of two engines: the award-winning VQ-series 3.5-liter V6 or the powerful 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and in four models: 2.5 (CVT), 2.5 S (6MT, CVT), 3.5 SE (6MT, CVT), 3.5 SL (CVT). , while prices will range from $19,900 to $29,380.

The 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 is rated at 270 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and offers strong acceleration and a tuned, resonant sound quality. The V6 features minimized friction, superior cylinder head cooling and twin knock sensors. The 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder is producing 175 hp (170 hp CAL) and 180 lb-ft of torque (175 lb-ft CAL). It features a silent chain drive and a balancer system (with balancer changed to a center-mounted location for excellent NVH) that effectively negates vibrations without taking up much space – combining ideal packaging and smoothness.

The 2009 Altima is offered with a choice of two transmissions with both the V6 and 4-cylinder engines. A 6-speed, narrow-gate manual features low friction, short shift stroke, high torque capacity and close gear ratios covering a wide range. The Xtronic CVTÔ is designed to create a true synergy between engine and transmission with smooth, responsive, fluid-feeling performance and efficient operation. The CVT units utilized with both engines have been tailored specifically for use with the Altima.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

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2009 Initial thoughts: Nissan Altima 2.5 S

2009 Initial thoughts: Nissan Altima 2.5 S

We have just received a Nissan Altima S in our Top Speed test fleet. Although this looks like a basic four cylinder midsize five passenger people mover, that is because it is. Beneath our Altima’s gold painted body, connected to the stylish 16 inch wheels; is a continuously variable transmission. This Xtronic CVT replaces the traditional cog swapper and is supposed to hold the engine at a desired RPM, while varying the distance between two different sized sprockets, which makes the vehicle accelerate. This has the benefit of smoother acceleration, as well as a more efficient drive. Pretty neat stuff, eh?

Aside from the tranny, our Altima 2.5 S is pretty ordinary. There are black cloth seats, cloth door panels and the usual bright gauges and orange glowing radio from the Nissan parts bin. The only part of the interior that makes you forget that you are driving a four cylinder midsize sedan is are the a/c vents in the middle of the dash that trick you into thinking you’re behind the wheel of a 350Z. From the outside the Nissan Altima is what you would expect from the Japanese automaker. The sheet metal is simple, but the lines are bold and hint at unseen performance. The rims get the job done, but they are nowhere close to the 19 inch rims we saw on our Altima Coupe.

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2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE

2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE

The designers at Nissan were on to something when they came up with the Altima Coupe. By taking a relatively attractive Altima, loosing two doors, tightening the back glass and stretching the rear sheet metal to pronounce a metal step over the rear wheels, they have created a very stylish sports coupe, a package that looks like something that would normally cost much more to own. When you choose the tried and true VQ35 engine, a power plant that Nissan used in everything from the 350Z to the FX35, you also get a sport tuned suspension and 18 inch split five spoke rims standard. The sleek two door profile and rear over fenders make the Altima Coupe a vehicle that would make Inifiniti owners jealous.

Our Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE came with a $3,200 Premium Package that will definitely help when it comes time to impress the ladies. The package upgraded the Coupe with luxury comforts like soft leather, 7 speaker Bose audio system and HID headlamps. This bumped the $26,890 base price of a V6 powered Altima Coupe up to $31,560.

Did we mention that our SE came with another acronym, CVT, continuously variable transmission? Top Speed recently had a four door Altima equipped with the same transmission not too long ago, but this time the Coupe came with Nissan’s Xtronic version that allows the driver to shift manually. However, the 270 HP from the V6 and excellent coupe styling, make this Altima an entirely different kind of animal.

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2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid

2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid

The Nissan Altima Hybrid joined the Nissan lineup in 2007 and yet, it continues to combine the efficiency and fuel economy with the performance and excitement of any Altima. The 2009 model of the Japanese vehicle comes with a standard auto door-lock functions as well as four new exterior color choices: Red Brick, Navy Blue, Sonoran Sand and Mystic Jade.

In order to protect the environment the new vehicle offers systems like Xtronic CVTä (Continuously Variable Transmission) and is rated as as Advanced Technology-Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) which emits almost no evaporative emissions. According to the manufacturer, the power of the Hybrid system is rated at 198 hp and due to the technology used in building it, the system doesn’t need to be plugged in to maintain a sufficient store of electric energy.

Altima Hybrid comes with an impressive list of available features like including leather-appointed seating, Bluetoothâ Hands-free Phone System, RearView Monitor, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and Nissan’s Advanced Navigation System with real-time Energy Flow Display. Press release after the jump!

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Nissan will boost Altima production

Nissan will boost Altima production

On the heels of the best sales month in history for the Nissan Altima, Nissan North America, Inc., announced it will modify production at its Canton, Miss., vehicle assembly plant to meet consumer demand.
 
To meet the needs of the marketplace, an additional shift of Altima production will be added to the car system at the Canton plant.
 
Nissan North America reported record May sales of 34,428 units for Altima Sedan, Hybrid and Coupe, up 38.3 percent versus the prior year.
 
“With flexibility built into our systems, we’re able to quickly adapt to the changing landscape of the marketplace,” said Bill Krueger, senior vice president of Manufacturing, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, and Total Customer Satisfaction for the Americas at Nissan North America, Inc. “Nissan Altima is extremely popular with customers that demand durability, quality and fuel-efficiency and our systems are well designed to meet that growing demand.”

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Major Nissan recall: 650.000 cars

Major Nissan recall: 650.000 cars

Nissan North America has to recall more than 650,000 cars because their engines may suddenly stop running. Affected models are 2002 and 2005-06 Altimas and Sentras with 2.5-liter engines.

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2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid pricing announced

2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid pricing announced

Nissan announced the MSRP for the 2008 Altima Hybrid. The new model is now on sale Nissan retailers in the eight states that have adopted California emissions regulations – California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont at a price of $25,070.

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3 Millionth Altima produced

Nissan produced its 3 millionth Altima – 15 years after the first Altima rolled off the line at the Smyrna Plant.
“The Altima plays an important role in Nissan’s lineup, and we put a lot of discipline and skill into building each one,” said Greg Daniels, senior vice president, U.S. Manufacturing. “The Altima provides our customers a lot of value for the money, and we’re committed to providing them with a high level of quality as well.”
The Altima Sedan, currently Nissan’s best-selling nameplate, (...)

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2008 Nissan Altima Sedan pricing announced

2008 Nissan Altima Sedan pricing announced

Nissan today announced pricing on the 2008 Nissan Altima Sedan, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. The all-new, totally redesigned Altima Sedan was introduced last year and is currently Nissan’s best-selling
nameplate.

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2007 Nissan Altima recalled

2007 Nissan Altima recalled

One of the best-selling US models got into trouble. Nissan has to recall 140,582 of its 2007 Altima cars because the air filter can catch fire if a hot object is drawn into it.

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Nissan working on Altima Convertible?

Nissan working on Altima Convertible?

Nissan is considering a Convertible version of its new Altima, unveiled in 2006 at Los Angeles Auto Show. If will be produced the new Altima Convertible will compete with models like: Toyota Solara, Chrysler Sebring, and the newcomer Pontiac G6.
On the question if the company would approve a model like this, Sean Blankenship, senior manager of Nissan marketing said "I’d love that!"
Based on the Altima Coupe platform, and with the engineering work already done and the sheet metal created, a (...)

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2008 Nissan Altima Coupe production starts

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe production starts

Employees from the Smyrna Plant manufacturing team gathered to celebrate the start of production of a new addition to the Nissan Altima lineup: the 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe.
Manufacturing Senior Manager Wanda Fullerton spoke about the plant’s efforts to assure high quality and high value in a competitive market. Marketing Senior Manager Michelle Erwin called it a true coupe offering true performance, true technology and upscale design at an affordable price — an extension of Altima’s (...)

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Nissan Announces Pricing Adjustment on 2007 Altima Hybrid

Nissan Announces Pricing Adjustment on 2007 Altima Hybrid

Nissan North America, Inc. announced a price adjustment for the 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid. The new starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,990, which goes into effect today, represents an increase of $590.
The 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid is on sale at Nissan retailers in the eight states that have adopted California emissions regulations – California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. The Altima Hybrid has been certified (...)

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 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe pricing announced

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe pricing announced

Nissan North America, Inc. today announced pricing on the all-new 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe, which goes on sale May 25, 2007 at Nissan dealers nationwide. The newest extension of Nissan’s best-selling Altima lineup offers dramatic styling, a sport-inspired interior and a choice of two advanced powerplants — a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6 — and 6-speed manual or Xtronic CVT(TM).
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S with 6-speed manual (...)

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2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid pricing announced

2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid pricing announced

Nissan today announced a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,400 for the 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid, Nissan’s first entry in the hybrid electric vehicle market.
The new hybrid sedan is on sale now at Nissan retailers in the eight states that have adopted California emissions regulations – California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. The Altima Hybrid has been certified by the Internal Revenue Service as meeting the (...)

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2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

The Nissan Altima is a car on the move. With its next generation design for the 2007 model year, Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in the United States is poised for even greater success as it establishes segment leadership in style, design, performance and innovation. The next-generation Altima is also expanding its model offerings with a new Altima Hybrid, set to go on sale in select markets in January 2007, and a dramatically styled new Altima Coupe, which will go on sale as a 2008 model in summer 2007.

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2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

At Detroit Auto Show, January 2007 Nissan will launch a new model for the ones that can not afford an Infinti G35 Coupe: a Coupe version for the Altima, that will go on sale as a 2008 model at a price between $20.000-$30.000 (est). The new Altima Coupe comes to compete with models like Toyota Camry Solara, Honda Accord coupe and Pontiac G6 coupe.

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2008 Nissan Altima Coupe - spy shots

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe - spy shots

A Coupe version for the Nissan Altima is announced for 2007, as a 2008 model. The new model will debut at Chicago or New York Auto Show 2007.
Brenda Prridi caught the new Altima Coupe on testing, but the guys from Nissan covered the new coupe with miles of white tape and black spray paint and the only thing we can tell for sure is that this is for sure the long-awaited Altima (...)

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