Nissan has revealed the all-new Altima, bringing excitement back to the mid-size sedan segment with expressive styling, an uplifting interior, two new powerplants, the first available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive in a Nissan sedan in the US market and advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, including ProPilot Assist.
The new Altima follows the 2018 Leaf in embodying the vision of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, making vehicles more desirable by re-defining how they are driven, powered and integrated into society. A key component is ProPilot Assist, a single-lane “hands-on” driving assistance technology that eases driver workload by reducing the amount of driver acceleration, steering and braking input under certain driving conditions, such as single-lane highway driving.
Two new engines are introduced on the all-new Altima. Replacing the previous-generation Altima’s 3.5-litre V6 engine is the company’s world’s first production-ready variable compression turbo inline 4-cylinder. The engine delivers near V6-level performance with 4-cylinder fuel economy. The other engine option for the 2019 Altima is a new 2.5-litre inline 4-cylinder direct-injection engine. More than just the gains in horsepower and torque, the new engine offers improvements in noise, vibration and harshness, along with enhanced fuel economy and cleaner emissions.
The Nissan newcomer also offers Intelligent All-Wheel Drive for the first time ever on an Altima. The AWD system is available on all trim levels equipped with the 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine.
The latest Altima’s expressive design was inspired by the award-winning Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept. The new Altima is lower, longer and wider than the previous model, with a highly balanced, aggressive stance that includes available 19-inch wheels and tyres.
Inside, the all-new premium interior features a wide “gliding wing” instrument panel, which accentuates the exterior’s low cowl and hood, helping to create an open, airy environment.