The midsize sedan sector is heating up as Nissan follows the launch of brand new 2018 Honda Accord and Toyota Camry models with its sixth generation of its popular Altima. The Japanese car manufacturer will use the New York Vehicle Show to include its 2019 Nissan Altima, which guarantees remarkable styling, as hinted by the design sketch released with the introduction announcement.
The Nissan Altima will be completely revamped for the 2019 design year. Sadly, the automaker has not yet exposed the automobile’s last styling, feature set or pricing. However, there’s an excellent possibility that it will be affected by the Vmotion 2.0 Concept revealed at the Detroit Auto Show earlier in 2015.
The Vmotion is defined by angular sheet metal the car manufacturer calls “emotional geometry.” A fastback-like profile creates a sportier appearance versus the existing model. Like the redesigned LEAF, the front of the car gets a vibrant “V-motion” grille and a swept-back headlight design. A distinct “drifting roofing system” blends into the side pillars for a really refined appearance.
Under the hood, reports recommend the possibility of a new turbocharged engine. This could be a modified version of the 2017 Sentra SR Turbo’s 188-horsepower 1.6-liter engine, or a version of INFINITI’s 208-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo or 300-horsepower V6, but it’s too early to say. Competitors like the Honda Accord have at this point switched completely to turbos, so a comparable modification would not be surprising.
Does this mean Nissan will desert the V6 choice in the Altima? It’s prematurely to state. However, the car manufacturer has currently started trimming some of the offered options in the existing cars and truck. For 2018, the SR V6 was stopped, leaving only the range-topping SL as the only V6 model.
In regards to connection, anticipate the brand-new Altima to continue to use compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For gizmo lovers, this stays a notable benefit for the Altima over rivals like the Toyota Camry which continues to lack this ability.
Safety ought to continue to be a strong selling point for the Altima. In 2017, Nissan began presenting advanced emergency situation braking as a basic feature in certain variations of the 2017.5 Altima. For 2018, the function was broadened to every single Altima.
Additional tech that you can add as optional equipment presently consists of blind spot caution, rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control. Will Nissan roll all these features into the 2019 Altima as standard equipment? That remains to be seen.
Nissan has not yet announced a release date for the 2019 Altima. Based upon the design’s typical release schedule, we presently expect an on-sale date sometime in the fall of 2018. Main pricing has actually not yet been released. For referral, the 2018 Altima is priced from $24,025 consisting of location for the entry-level 2.5 S and varies up to $34,395 for the top-spec 3.5 SL. Key rivals will include the 2018 Toyota Camry, 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Hyundai Sonata.