The new 2016 Nissan Altima is now rolling off the assembly line in Smyrna, Tennessee. Nissan’s significantly updated its top-selling midsize sedan for the new model year and it will offer both a sportier SR trim level along with expanded safety technologies.
“Altima is Nissan’s bellwether vehicle in North America, so we take great pride in getting it right and continually improving,” said John Martin, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Nissan North America. “All of our North American teams are aware of how important the mid-size sedan segment is to this region, and having five straight years of continuous sales growth in such an intensely competitive segment has become a point of pride for us.”
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.
EPA fuel economy ratings put it at 39 miles per gallon highway (that’s with the 2.5-liter engine, not the 2.5 SR).
New Nissan Safety Shield technology includes Forward Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and class exclusive available Predictive Forward Collision Warning.
The new 2016 Altima rolls into dealerships in November.
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