Nissan is pricing the new 2016 Nissan Altima, which goes on sale November 11th here in the States. The automaker’s top-selling midsize sedan, which is getting significant technology updates along with a new sportier SR trim level, will start at $22,500. (The SR version starts around $24,000.)
The 2016 Nissan Altima started rolling off the assembly line in Smyrna, Tennessee on Monday. Updates include a refreshed exterior following the new Nissan “Energetic Flow” design language introduced initially with the 2015 Murano and followed by the all-new Maxima. Nissan redesigned the front and rear fascia, grille, headlamps, and gave it lower and wider taillights. As for wheels, it’s equipped with new 17-inch and 18-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloys.
The new Altima interior design includes a new C-stack and cupholder design, available 5.0-inch and 7.0-inch displays, Zero Gravity seats, soft-touch seat and door panel materials and custom finishers – providing a premium look and feel throughout.
With the addition of the new SR model, the 2016 Altima is available in a choice of seven models – 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SR and 3.5 SL. The five 2.5-liter models feature a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, while 3.5-liter Altimas offer a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6.
The 2016 Altima also offers standard fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon highway for Altima 2.5-liter engine equipped models.
Nissan says the Altima has experienced five consecutive years of sales growth in the segment, with sales growing more than 60 percent since 2009.