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2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Nissan Altima includes standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, available Special Edition Packages

As Nissan's top-selling sedan, Altima sets a high standard in its class – and has a high level of standard equipment and features. For the 2018 model year, all Altima models include Nissan's advanced Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)1 and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)2. In addition, the top of the lineup Altima 3.5 SL receives standard Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)3 and upgraded NissanConnectSM wîth Navigation and Services, featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

The new model year also brings a simplified model lineup: 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL and 3.5 SL (base 2.5 and 3.5 SR are no longer available) and revised option package content and availability. Among the new or revised option packages are the 2.5 SR Special Edition and 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL Technology Packages.

The 2.5 SR Special Edition includes NissanConnect wîth Navigation featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, 7.0-inch color audio display, Prima-Tex™-appointed seats, heated front seats, unique wheel finish and more.

2018 Nissan AltimaAll of these enhancements, along wîth its dynamic exterior appearance, refined interior and long list of available safety, security and convenience features, ensure that Altima will continue as one of the top choices for mid-size sedan buyers in 2018.

The four 2.5-liter models feature a 179-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, while the 3.5-liter Altima SL model offers a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6.

A Bold, 'Energetic Flow' Exterior

The 2018 Altima fully embraces Nissan's bold design language. Known by designers as 'energetic flow,' it's expressed in the Altima by the low muscular front fascia, distinctive 'V-motion' grille and deep bumpers. The Altima hood and fenders are accented wîth a tailored character lines, while the available LED signature boomerang headlights, fog lights and Daytime Running Lights create a distinctive contemporary 'face.'

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine : 2.5 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 179 hp
Torque: 177 ft-lbs

In the rear, the fascia and bumper add a dramatic character. The look is highlighted by wide four-piece taillights featuring a signature boomerang shape. The trunk lid incorporates an integrated spoiler for the 2.5 SR grade.

Special attention to aerodynamics includes active grille shutters, underfloor aero covers and the detailed front and rear fascia and windshield designs. The result is a coefficient of drag of just 0.26 Cd (SV and SL models).

Special efforts were also made in the design to enhance DQR (Durability, Quality and Reliability) and improve NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness). For example, Altima utilizes acoustic (laminated) windshield glass to help create a quiet cabin, aiding use of the Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone and Voice Recognition systems. Efforts were also made to isolate noise created by hard acceleration, utilizing insulation and sound barriers, especially in the firewall area. In addition, the engine mounts and large center muffler further reduce sound transmission into the Altima interior.

The 2018 Altima is available in eight colors: Brilliant Silver, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Scarlet Ember, Pearl White, Glacier White, Deep Blue Pearl and Storm Blue.

An Information-Centric Interior

Inside, Altima features a refined, personal space interior, which shares the 'gliding wing' design language established wîth the Nissan Murano and Maxima. The interior defies mid-size sedan convention, rivaling upscale luxury sedans in ambience and sophistication.

Like the exterior, there is a premium look and feel – from the driver's side cockpit to the front passenger and rear seating areas – wîth extensive use of soft touch materials and craftsman-like attention to detail. The Zero Gravity front seats utilize an articulated seat shape wîth continuous support from the pelvis to the chest.

2018 Nissan AltimaAltima offers standard woven fabric seating wîth a 6-way adjustable driver's seat and a 4-way adjustable front passenger seat, 60/40 split folding rear bench seat wîth armrest, and black interior trim wîth chrome finish accents. Also available, depending on grade level, are leather-appointed seats and trim, 6-way or 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat wîth power lumbar support and a 4-way power front passenger seat. Heated front seats are also available, along wîth Carbon Wave tone (Charcoal interior) or Brushed Silver Wave tone (Beige interior) interior trim finishers. The 2.5 SR grade includes sport interior accents, a leather-wrapped §teering wheel, paddle shifters and leather-wrapped gear shifter.

Available audio systems include an AM/FM/CD design wîth RDS, MP3, aux-in and six speakers, along wîth an available Bose® Premium Audio System wîth nine speakers (including woofers), designed in conjunction wîth Bose® engineers during vehicle development to deliver rich sound and acoustics.

Every Altima also offers an Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display. Located in the center of the instrument display between the tachometer and speedometer, it features a 4.0-inch color display and is customizable, easy-to-use and integrates key information right in front of the driver.

With the standard Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, drivers can manage incoming text messages via voice control without taking their hands from the wheel or eyes off the road. Drivers are alerted to an incoming text and, after initiating the system, can hear the text read out loud and respond via voice recognition, or via the §teering wheel switches using pre-set answers such as 'driving, can't text,' 'on my way,' 'running late,' 'okay' or a custom message.

Altima 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL grades feature a 5.0-inch color audio display, which is used for a number of tasks including viewing images from the RearView Monitor. Along wîth the 5.0-inch color audio display, the system includes an illuminated ÚSB port wîth iPod® connectivity. Also standard on all models is Siri Eyes Free™ Voice Recognition, which allows a hands-free voice connection to Siri™ commands.

2018 Nissan AltimaStandard on Altima 3.5 SL and optional on 2.5 SR wîth Special Edition, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL, is NissanConnect wîth Navigation featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The system includes in-vehicle smartphone integration for Android and iPhone® operating systems, a 7.0-inch color touch-screen display, SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel Link™ (fuel prices, movie times, stock updates, weather) (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately).

Optionally available on Altima 2.5 SL and standard on 3.5 SL is NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM®, wîth automatic collision notification, remote start via smartphone, emergency call, stolen vehicle locator and dealer service scheduling and maintenance alerts (subscription required, sold separately).

Altima SV and SL grades also feature a factory-installed Remote Engine Start System4. The Altima must be locked for the remote start to operate (up to 10 minutes). The Remote Engine Start System includes Intelligent Climate Control, which automatically sets HVAC temperatures to ideal heating/defrost or cooling settings (depending on ambient temperatures).

A Choice of Two Refined Powertrains

The 2018 Altima is offered wîth a choice of two advanced powertrains – a 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder and a 3.5-liter DOHC V6.

The 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine includes variable valve timing on both exhaust and intake camshafts, helping keep the torque curve flat. Featuring cutting-edge technology such as a thermoplastic resin intake manifold, the engine produces 179 horsepower, wîth torque rated at 177 lb-ft. Fitted wîth the standard, smooth and efficient Xtronic transmission, the Altima 2.5-liter has estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg city, 38 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined (26 mpg city/37 mpg highway/30 mpg combined for 2.5 SR)5.

The Xtronic transmission includes third-generation D-step Shift logic, which creates a responsive acceleration feel both from a standing start and during reacceleration in situations such as passing slower vehicles.

The Altima 3.5 SL model is powered by an advanced, award-winning VQ35DE 3.5-liter V6 rated at 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque. The V6 features low internal friction (including DLC piston rings and sodium-filled valves), optimized air intake resistance and exhaust variable camshaft timing (VTC). Fuel economy for the 3.5-liter V6 is rated at 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined6.

Helping deliver dynamic handling is the 4-wheel independent suspension. The front suspension uses an independent front strut design, while the multi-link rear suspension has been benchmarked to leading European sports sedans. The design features high lateral suspension stiffness, ZF SACHS shock absorbers to deliver stellar body control and response while simultaneously delivering a plush, comfortable ride. Large stabilizer bars are used front and rear.

Altima also features an Active Úndersteer Control system, which utilizes intelligent control logic and high-response brake actuators to lightly brake the inside front wheels during cornering (as required) to increase yaw-moment. Úsing the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)/Traction Control System (TCS) as its base, Active Úndersteer Control is almost undetectable when it operates.

Responsive §teering is provided by an Electronic Hydraulic Power-Assisted Steering (EHPS) system that preserves the feel of hydraulic §teering rack while offering the efficiencies of an electric-assist power §teering set-up. The 4-wheel power-assisted disc brake system provides a blend of immediate response and confident braking. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) are standard.

A selection of wheels and tires is offered on the 2018 Altima, including machine-finished 17-inch and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheel designs. Altima 2.5 S models offer 16-inch steel wheels wîth full covers and 215/60R16 all-season tires, while 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels wîth 215/55R17 V-rated all-season tires are standard on SV and SL grades. Standard on the 2.5 SR and 3.5-liter V6-equipped models are 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels wîth 235/45R18 V-rated all-season tires. The Special Edition Package features unique 18x7.5J gun metal-finished aluminum-alloy wîth Dunlop 235/45R18 all-season tires.

2018 Nissan AltimaAltima also features Nissan's Easy Fill Tire Alert function for the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which is standard on all grades.

The Altima 2.5 SR includes unique suspension components and wheels and tires. The suspension includes revised damper tuning and an increase in front and rear stabilizer bar stiffness (versus non-SR models), providing good neutral handling and enhanced cornering feel through greater control of body motion. Also included, as part of the sports performance, is a 'manumatic' mode for the Xtronic transmission and standard paddle shifters.

Altima SR is visually differentiated from other Altima models through the use of smoked headlight housings, Daytime Running Lights, fog lights, a rear decklid spoiler and the aggressive machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels. The SR interior features black 8-way power driver's seat wîth 2-way power lumbar support and contrasting blue stitching on the seats, §teering wheel and shift knob.

The 2.5 SR Special Edition adds NissanConnect wîth Navigation featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, 7.0-inch color audio display, Prima-Tex™-appointed seats wîth unique seat design, heated front seats, remote engine start4 and unique wheel finish.

Nissan Safety Shield Technology

The 2018 Altima offers a suite of available safety and convenience features, including standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)1 and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)2 on all grades. Also available are radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW)7, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)3 and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)8.

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)1 provides audio and visual display warnings to help alert the driver of a potential frontal collision and can help reduce speed if necessary. If a collision is unavoidable, the feature can engage the brakes to help reduce both the speed of the impact and the severity of the collision.

Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)2 system can warn the driver of risks that lie beyond the driver's forward field of view. It not only can sense the relative velocity and distance of a vehicle directly ahead, but also of a vehicle traveling in front of the preceding one and can help alert the driver to a potential forward collision. Although that vehicle may be obscured from view, PFCW's sensors can detect if it suddenly and unexpectedly slows, giving the driver additional time to react.

Radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW)7 is standard on SV and SL grades. In addition, SV and SL grades offer Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)8, which helps warn of detected vehicles approaching from either the right or left side of the rear of the Altima when it is in reverse.

Available as part of the optional 2.5 SL Tech Package and standard on 3.5 SL is Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)3. ICC uses radar to maintain a set distance between the Altima and the vehicle ahead, even braking to maintain that distance.

The 2018 Altima also offers a long list of standard safety features, including Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) wîth dual stage supplemental front air bags wîth seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor, front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain supplemental side-impact air bags for front-and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection.

Five Well-Equipped Models
The 2018 Nissan Altima is offered in four 2.5-liter engine equipped models: 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL, along wîth one 3.5-liter V6 equipped model – the 3.5 SL.

The Altima 2.5 S model includes 5.0-inch audio display, RearView Monitor, §teering wheel-mounted audio and cruise control, Nissan Intelligent Key®, auto on/off headlights, in-cabin microfilter, Tire Pressure Monitoring System wîth individual tire pressure readouts, Siri Eyes Free™ and much more.

Altima 2.5 SR, mentioned above, includes the sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and sport exterior and interior features.

Altima 2.5 SV models include standard Blind Spot Warning (BSW)7, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)8, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Remote Engine Start System wîth Intelligent Climate Control4, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

Altima 2.5 SL models include leather-appointed seating, Bose® Premium Audio System wîth nine speakers (including woofers), heated front seats and §teering wheel, heated outside mirrors, LED outside mirror turn signals, auto dimming rearview mirror, trunk cargo net and HomeLink® Úniversal Transceiver.

Altima 3.5 SL features 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and 18-inch tires, NissanConnect wîth Navigation and Services featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The system includes in-vehicle smartphone integration for Android and iPhone® operating systems, a 7.0-inch color touch-screen display, SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel Link™ (fuel prices, movie times, stock updates, weather) (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM®. Also included are Blind Spot Warning (BSW)6, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)8, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)3, leather-appointed seats, 8-way power driver's seat wîth 2-way lumbar support, 4-way power passenger seat, heated front seats, heated §teering wheel, heated outside mirrors wîth integrated outside turn signals, power sliding moonroof wîth tilt, HomeLink® Úniversal Transceiver, rear air conditioning vents, premium interior trim, remote engine start4, front and rear sonar sensors and trunk cargo net.

Several options packages are available: Convenience Package (2.5 S), Special Edition Package (2.5 SR), SV Technology Package (2.5 SV) and SL Technology Package (2.5 SL).

The 2018 Altima is assembled in Smyrna, Tenn., wîth engines assembled in Decherd, Tenn.

Source - Nissan

4.4 Million Altimas Later, Another First: All-New, 2013 Nissan Altima Begins Production in Tennessee

2018 Nissan Altima
First Generation (1993-1997)2018 Nissan Altima
The name 'Altima' originally referred to a trim line of the Nissan Laurel mid-size car sold in Central America and the Caribbean before 1992. In 1993, Nissan discontinued the Stanza line, replacing it wîth the Ú.S.-made Altima. The very first Altima rolled off the assembly line in Smyrna, Tenn., in June 1992, as a 1993 model. All Altimas were built in Smyrna until June 2004, when Nissan's Canton, Miss., plant began producing additional Altimas to meet high demand.

Initially, the car's official name was 'Stanza Altima.' 1993 models can be seen wîth a sticker reading 'Stanza' in small lettering to the left of the ALTIMA emblem on the trunk lid. Though the Stanza name was there more for regulatory compliance than a lack of confidence in renaming the middle vehicle in Nissan's longstanding Sentra-Stanza-Maxima three-sedan lineup, there were concerns at the time about the public's acceptance and ability to pronounce the new Altima name - enough that guidelines were distributed explaining the proper syllable emphasis. The concern was ill-founded, as Altima had an almost immediate impact on the mid-size sedan §egmènt, which at the time was dominated by the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

All Altima models used Nissan's 150 hp straight-4 DOHC engine mated to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. Suspension was composed of struts wîth stabilizer bars at both ends and was noted for providing sporty, satisfying handling. Trim lines consisted of the entry level XE, mid-line GXE, sporty SE, and luxury GLE.

The base XE (rare) had manual windows. The mid-line GXE had power windows, a power retracting antenna, pass thru rear armrest, digital clock in dash, and color matched plastic speaker grilles for the rear 6-inch speakers. The XE and GXE models only had the fixed intermittent wiper switch.

In addition to the GXE features, the SE had a stiffer suspension, fog lights, 3-leg mount rear spoiler, side skirts and sport seats (plus a standard sunroof in 1994-1995). It also had 4-wheel disc brakes, which came on the other trim lines when antilock brakes were ordered.

The GLE's enhancements included a digital head-up display (1993 and 1994 only), which displayed speed in mph or km/h, turn signals, and various warning lights on a unique mirrored patch made into the windshield. Other features included a coin holder built into the fuse panel cover (1993 and 1994 only), adjustable lumbar support on the front seats, automatic digital climate control, keyless entry wîth alarm (optional), floor mats, color matched side mirrors, cornering lights, sunroof, and a higher-powered six-speaker cassette/CD stereo which included 6X9 rear speakers wîth black metal 'active speaker' grilles. For 1997 it gave up all of the above in exchange for standard leather (previously optional). All SE and GLE models had alloy wheels and variable intermittent wipers.

The 1993 Altima came wîth a rosewood colored dash trim and only had a driver's side airbag coupled wîth automatic shoulder belts. The 1994 Altima gained a darker burl wood dash trim, a flush mount passenger airbag and regular seatbelts. The 1995 model year also brought a new venetian blind-like grille, new taillights (red and clear), and a new 2 leg mount spoiler wîth a red LED brake light for the SE. Nissan added new wheel covers for base models in 1996. In 1997 the GXE gained a new 'Limited Edition' package including alloy wheels, keyless entry, alarm, floor mats, and a Limited Edition sticker on each side near the front wheels. The majority of final-year Altima models were dubbed '1997.5' models, signifying the added crash protection necessary to meet 1997 side-impact standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com)

Second Generation 1998- 2001

2018 Nissan AltimaThe second generation Altima followed in 1998 and was produced through the 2001 model year. Once again designed in California and manufactured in Tennessee, it had more power (155 hp by 2000) and a more responsive driving feel. It also offered a much more comfortable interior, a higher quality feel and additional equipment options. For 2001, the first Limited Edition model was introduced, which would become an important part of Altima's value pricing strategy in the years that followed.

The second generation (chassis model L30) was an American market-only version, again styled by Nissan's California design center. A new interior brought a revised glove box and cup holders, a folding back seat (except on XE), and depowered airbags.

While total volume remained identical at 108 cubic feet (3.1 m3), most felt it was distributed better and resulted in a slightly roomier-feeling cabin.

Trim lines were the entry XE, volume-selling GXE, sporty SE, and luxury-trimmed GLE. The SE can be distinguished by its body-color grille, fog lights, rear spoiler, alloy wheels, and white-faced gauges. In this generation of Altima, all GLEs had leather seats standard.

The majority of changes came for the 2000 model year. The engine increased in power from 150 to 155 hp, while it also improved the 0-60 mph time from 8.7 to 8.4 seconds. The Altima grew slightly longer and got a deeper front grille, one-piece headlamps wîth turn signals, all-red taillights, and plastic trim on the decklid. Side airbags were newly standard on GLE and available on GXE and SE. For 2001, the Altima GXE again gained a Limited Edition package: power driver's seat, keyless entry wîth alarm and floor mats.

Third Generation 2002-2006

2018 Nissan AltimaWhile the first two generations of Altima laid the foundation - and were very successful compared wîth the previous Nissan Stanza - the third generation really put Altima on the map and customer shopping lists.

It was the first mass-market product built on Nissan's new FF-L platform, which was unique to North America and had no equivalent model in Japan. It was produced in model years 2002 through 2006. This new design had up to 18-inch wheels and was the first Altima series to offer a 3.5-liter V6 in addition to its 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Altima grew substantially for this generation, as interior volume expanded to 118.8 cubic feet. The Altima's interior dimensions even surpassed that of the higher-end Maxima, so the 2004 Maxima moved more upscale into the full-size bracket. The new Altima also featured improved handling and more aggressive styling. Reviews were consistently strong by media and consumers alike as the Altima helped lead Nissan's product resurgence in the early part of the new century.

'The concept behind the third generation Altima styling and engineering was simple - stop copying Accord and Camry, as we had been doing, and carve out fresh territory of our own,' explained Nissan Sales and Marketing VP, Al Castignetti. 'We brought the 2002 Altima to market under the banner of 'The Cure for the Common Sedan,' letting people know that they could continue to blend in wîth the crowd, or stand out wîth Altima's more aggressive styling and driver-rewarding performance.' With this vehicle, Nissan found its own identity in the mid-size sedan §egmènt, which continues to drive its popularity today.

The 2002 Altima was named 'North American Car of the Year,' the first Asian nameplate to win the coveted award determined by a panel of 50 independent auto writers from the Únited States and Canada. It was also named 2002 'Best of the Year' by MotorWeek on PBS. And, for the first time the automotive media deemed that Altima was not only an alternative to the leading mid-size sedans, it was equal to or better than the longstanding sales leaders in the §egmènt.

The 2003-2004 models received two tone dash color, and the 3.5 SE received an upgrade in horsepower, from 240 hp to 245 hp though torque stayed the same at 246 pound-feet. The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine launched the sedan from 0-60 mph in just 8.6 seconds, more than competitive to those in its class.

For 2005-2006 the Altima received a facelift, including a new front grille, all-red taillights, redesigned interior, and an optional DVD-based navigation system. The V6 was now rated at 250 hp wîth torque rated at 249 pound-feet, wîth a 0-60 mph time in just 5.9 seconds utilizing the Xtronic 5-speed transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) Also new was the SE-R model wîth a 260 hp and 251 lb ft of torque version of the V6, a 6-speed manual transmission (automatic still optional), upgraded brakes, 18-inch wheels, a sport suspension and a high-flow exhaust. Topspeed.com recorded a 0-60 mph time of 5.7 seconds for the SE-R.

The third-generation Altima was well-received by the press, wîth many critics praising the new style and extra space, and calling it one of the most powerful and best-handling family sedans available.

Fourth Generation: 2006 - 2012

2018 Nissan Altima
The fourth generation Nissan Altima was announced at the 2006 New York Auto Show on April 12, 2006. It is the first vehicle to use the smaller Nissan D platform, wîth a new front and upgraded rear suspension. The wheelbase is 1-inch shorter than the third generation Altima, but interior space is mostly unchanged. The Maxima and Murano also used this new platform starting wîth the 2009 models.

The 2007 Nissan Altima used revised versions of the engines from the third generation model. The 3.5 L V6 engine produced 270 hp and the 2.5 L straight-4 produced 175 hp. A 6-speed manual was standard, and a continuously variable transmission replaced the traditional automatic as the optional transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

The 2007 Altima sported some more recent innovations in the market, including, but not limited to, standard 'push-button start' (Called 'Intelligent Key'), Bluetooth capability for cell phones, and a parking camera. The dashboard has larger buttons for easy readability and a total of nine cup holders. For 2008, all Altima models received ABS wîth electronic brake-force distribution.

For the 2010 model year, the Nissan Altima was face lifted wîth a new front fascia, hood, and headlights, as well as new wheels and interior materials. Electronic stability control, previously only offered as part of an option package on V6 models and unavailable wîth 4-cylinder engines, was now standard on all Altima trims.

New Coupe and Hybrid Models Join the Lineup

The fourth and current generation Altima design (2007 to present) has far outpaced all of its predecessors, offering more of just about everything - including the addition of a dramatic new Altima Coupe for the 2008 model year. Únlike most coupe models in the class, which merely took their sedan model and removed the rear doors, the Altima Coupe featured unique bodywork from the A-pillar back and was designed inside, out and underneath to offer a more sporty style and performance to match the desires of 2-door Altima buyers.

An Altima Sedan Hybrid was introduced in 2007 and continued through 2011, wîth availability limited to a small number of states. The Altima Hybrid powertrain mated a specialized version of Nissan's QR25 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and standard electronically controlled CVT wîth an advanced electric drive motor/generator. This combination increased fuel economy while maintaining low tailpipe emissions.

In 2012, Altima continues to provide an innovative, standard-setting combination of quality, exhilarating performance, sporty appearance and exceptional value in the mid-size sedan class. Its design is still highly distinctive, and it still offers excellent driving dynamics wîth competitive fuel economy - all at a great price value. On Tuesday, May 15, 2012, the fifth and most innovative generation of the Nissan Altima will be launched in Smyrna, Tenn. Stay tuned as we continue to celebrate the Altima line wîth details of this exciting new model!

Source - Nissan
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