The Nissan Altima is a medium-sized sedan that has been in production since 1992. This model is a continuance of the Nissan Bluebird line that was introduced in 1957. Since introduction the model is one among the highest selling models in the Nissan lineup and chiefly vies in the conventional mid-size sedan category in America its main competitors, such as the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry.
Now, Nissan has plans to redesign this model for the model year 2017. The 2017 Nissan Altima is expected to come with a novel look, which will emphasize its feature. It will have a more athletic look than its predecessor and it will share its platform with the 2017 Sentra. AS a result, the 2017 Altima would resemble the Sentra in many aspects.
2017 Nissan Altima Changes, Exterior
The 2017 Altima is expected to be featured with light bodywork, together with an innovative front grille. By means of these external changes and improvement in power, it is expected that the new Altima would draw more prospective buyers. Nissan is also thinking about the use of high power materials around the chassis and the front end of its 2017 Altima that are more liable to wear and tear. Some technical modernisms might also be probably be seen to offer the new vehicle a better safety while driving. Overall, the exterior design will be quite contemporary, together with some sleek touches. The new vehicle will sprint on 16-inch alloy wheels and It will be offered with a more aggressive and aerodynamic look than the outgoing model.
2017 Nissan Altima Interior
The interior is expected to be designed with a beautiful concept to make it vie competently with its class competitors. The major modification has been done in the cabin of the vehicle, which will be crammed with lots of modern day features. This time, the cabin of the new Altima will be quite roomy to offer a comfortable space to its occupants, particularly for its back seat travelers to have more leg space. Besides the touch surface, the cabin will be added with ergonomic knobs.
All seats inside the cabin will have a simple design and they will be prepared with an excessively padded concept to offer an ultimate comfort to its occupants. The new Nissan Altima 2017 Interior surface of the vehicle is designed with wooded and polished veneers. Some of the high-tech features available with the new vehicle include rear view camera, satellite GPRS navigation, USB ports, wireless connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity and stereo acoustic system.
Nissan has not made any change in the powertrain section of its 2017 model Altima, and it will be offered with the same engine as that of its predecessor. As a result, the base engine will be a liter four-cylinder, 2.5-liter mill, which will generate a maximum 182 ponies of power 180 pounds of torque.
The next engine that will power the new vehicle is anticipated to be a V6 mill with the displacement of 3.5 liters. This mill features an output of 270 ponies of power together with 251 pounds of torque.
Both 2017 Nissan Altima engines should be combined with a continuously Variable transmission to send the entire power to the front wheels. The new vehicle is expected to offer a highway mileage of 38 mpg that is better than the 35 mpg of Toyota Camry and 36 mpg of the Honda Accord, its main class competitors.
Base price and the date of release
The 2017 Nissan Altima is estimated to be released for sale during the last quarter of 2016. As the new Altima is going to be released with three trims, such as S, SL and SV, their base price also differs. The S model will be sold at $22,900, whereas the SV and SL will be sold at $25,200 and $28,600 respectively.
See also: 2017 Toyota Camry