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 monthby Kirby Garlitos, on
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.
The sketch itself doesn’t reveal much — there’s no sign of the sedan’s rear section — but it does show what we can expect from Nissan’s design language for future sedans. The massive V-Motion grille is clearly visible. So are the thin headlights. The front cutouts are less visible, but you can still see them if you look a little closer at the sketch. The side profile also shows muscular-looking body lines, including one that cuts aggressively in the lower section of the car. All these observations don’t mean that this is the same car we’ll see when the Altima debuts in New York, but the sketch does offer concrete indications of what the new sedan is going to look like. Given a choice, we’d like to think that the real Altima is going to look a lot like this sketch.
The rendering shows what we can expect from Nissan’s design language for future sedans.
Unfortunately, the sketch is the only concrete thing we can use to speculate on the new Altima. There’s no information yet from Nissan regarding powertrain options, though we do suspect that at least one of these options will come in the form of an efficient turbocharged engine that’s similar to the V-6 unit Toyota currently employs on the Camry. A hybrid engine is also possible considering where the segment is heading these days. And for what it’s worth, we’re hoping to see Nissan outfit the Altima with its ProPilot Assist safety technology.
For now, all of this is subject to speculation. Nissan could very well have a few surprises up its sleeve when the sedan makes its debut in New York later this month. We’ll know soon enough what Nissan has in store for us with the new Altima. For now, keep looking at the sketch. Maybe you’ll see something we missed.
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