The midsize sedan section is heating up as Nissan follows the launch of all-new 2018 Honda Accord and Toyota Camry models with its sixth generation of its popular Altima. The Japanese car manufacturer will utilize the New York Auto Show to feature its 2019 Nissan Altima, which assures remarkable styling, as hinted by the style sketch launched with the intro statement.
2019 Nissan Altima Design
The Nissan Altima will be completely redesigned for the 2019 model year. Regrettably, the automaker has not yet exposed the car’s last styling, feature set or rates. However, there’s a great possibility that it will be influenced by the Vmotion 2.0 Concept revealed at the Detroit Auto Show earlier last year. The Vmotion is identified by angular sheet metal the automaker calls “psychological geometry.” A fastback-like profile develops a sportier look versus the current model. Like the redesigned LEAF, the front of the car gets a bold “V-motion” grille and a swept-back headlight design. A special “floating roof” blends into the side pillars for a very refined look.
2019 Nissan Altima Engine
Under the hood, reports suggest the possibility of a brand-new turbocharged engine. This could be a customized variation of the 2017 Sentra SR Turbo’s 188-horsepower 1.6-liter engine, or a variant of INFINITI’s 208-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo or 300-horsepower V6, but it’s too early to state. Rivals like the Honda Accord have at this point switched completely to turbos, so a comparable change would not be unexpected.
Does this mean Nissan will desert the V6 choice in the Altima? It’s too early to state. However, the automaker has already started whittling down some of the available choices in the current car. For 2018, the SR V6 was discontinued, leaving only the range-topping SL as the only V6 model. In regards to connectivity, anticipate the brand-new Altima to continue to offer compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For device fans, this stays a significant benefit for the Altima over competitors like the Toyota Camry which continues to lack this ability.
2019 Nissan Altima Safety
Safety needs to continue to be a strong selling point for the Altima. In 2017, Nissan began introducing innovative emergency situation braking as a basic feature in specific versions of the 2017.5 Altima. For 2018, the feature was expanded to every single Altima. Additional tech that you can include as optional devices currently consists of blind area warning, rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control. Will Nissan roll all these features into the 2019 Altima as basic gear? That stays to be seen.
2019 Nissan Altima Pricing & Release Date
Nissan has not yet revealed a release date for the 2019 Altima. Based on the model’s typical release schedule, we presently expect an on-sale date sometime in the fall of 2018. Official pricing has actually not yet been released. For reference, the 2018 Altima is priced from $24,025 including destination for the entry-level 2.5 S and varies as much as $34,395 for the top-spec 3.5 SL. Key competitors will include the 2018 Toyota Camry, 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Hyundai Sonata.