A new press release by Nissan details all the new features of the Altima mid-sizer.
Nissan just let loose a press release about the new Altima. The press release details the new shape and design of the 2016 Altima. The Altima by Nissan is one of their most famous cars.
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The Altima has seen growth in sales since the last five years and even occasionally hit the 30,000-per-month figure. According to Nissan the new 2016 Altima has a new shape. Especially the front and rear of the Altima have seen a significant change.
"Despite the remarkable success of the current model Altima in the marketplace, which has seen a more than 60 percent increase in sales since 2009, no area was left untouched in redesigning our cornerstone Altima sedan for the 2016 model year," said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc.
"While so much attention in the marketplace currently is focused on compact SUVs like our redesigned Nissan Rogue, the mid-sized sedan segment remains strong and has become extremely competitive. We're determined to keep our sales growth alive with this vibrant new Altima for 2016."
The new Altima is more similar now to another Nissan car, the Maxima. The Altima now has a deep-v wrought in chrome on the front fascia. The vehicle also comes with new LED headlights.
The LED lights are optional and look like reverse check marks. Similarly a new bumper has also been added to the car that mirrors the shape above it. A new sort of trunk lid has also been redesigned. The completely new design does not mean the car has lost its distinctive shape. The Altima still retains its signature shape but with a few slight changes.
"The enhancements were made with input from our customers – a quieter ride, so we added extensive noise isolation features such as an acoustic-glass windshield," added Loing.
"They wanted more standard features, a more responsive driving feel and a more personal style – check, check and check. This new Altima is the most dynamic, comfortable and best-equipped mid-size sedan we've ever built."
"Along with the desire for a more distinctive look to the exterior, Altima customers asked us for a more premium feel in everyday driving," said Loing. "You feel the new level of quietness and tightness the moment you drive the new vehicle, no matter which grade level. Simply put, this is the quietest Altima ever."
The changes in the interior are even less prominent. These include a new center rack and a new cup holder. The front seats of the Altima are zero gravity and come with all the standard trims. It’s safe to say one of the main reasons why Altima sells is the comfort zone of the front seats.
"Steering feel is a big part of the driving experience and the re-engineering Altima steering system provides a more precise, on-center feel and quicker response than the previous tuning," said Loing.
"The Nissan Altima has experienced a remarkable 35 percent increase in combined fuel economy since the 2002 model year. Today's city mpg is the same as highway mpg was in 2002, while driving enjoyment has also increased exponentially," said Loing. "Altima is also the mid-size sedan with the greatest improvement in fuel economy over the last decade, going from 29 mpg highway to 39 mpg."
"The new Altima brings a number of safety and security features that are usually reserved for more expensive luxury segment vehicles," said Loing. "It's one more area where Altima adds value to owners' everyday driving experience."
"As the best-selling vehicle in the Nissan lineup, it's important that Altima exemplifies 'Nissan-ness' inside and out," said Executive Design Director Mamoru Aoki. "With its fresh new look, aggressive SR model and strong connection to our all-new Murano and Maxima, the new Altima continues to stand out in a very competitive marketplace."
"Anyone can dress up a sedan with custom wheels and a body kit, but that's not in keeping with Nissan's longstanding performance heritage," said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "Altima SR features a 12.5 percent increase in cornering performance, and we're making SR available with our refined 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine and our higher-powered 3.5-liter V6. It's like having your espresso shot in a choice of Grande or Venti."
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"As the specs show, the Altima SR is a real performance vehicle for the masses – with features such as a 258-percent stiffer rear stabilizer bar for better rotation – it's not just a marketing package," added Loing. "We think it is a great addition to the already stellar Altima model lineup."