After a long wait, the next generation 2013 Nissan Altima has finally made its way in showrooms across the US. The mid-sized sedan that was showcased to public earlier this year has been in the spotlight for its aesthetic cosmetic changes. The Nissan Altima is powered with a 4- cylinder 2.5 liter QR25 engine that develops an output of 182 hp and produces 180 pound-ft torque.
Also on offer is a V6 VQ35DE 3.5 liter unit with 270 hp producing 258 pound-ft torque. The base model for the 2013 Nissan Altima has been priced at $21,500. Price of Altima S has been set at $25,360 and the cost of the Altima 3.5 SV fixed at $27,880. Nissan, the Japanese automaker is aware of the growing demand for mid-sized cars in the US and is making sure buyers in this part of the world get what they want. The New Nissan Altima has hit dealerships all across US on June 8 2012.
Price of Altima sedan in US is as follows – Altima Sedan 2.5 CVT – $21,500, Altima Sedan 2.5 S CVT – $22,500, Altima Sedan 2.5 SV CVT – $24,100, Altima Sedan 2.5 SL CVT – $28,050, Altima Sedan 3.5 S CVT – $25,360, Altima Sedan 3.5 SV CVT – $27,780, and Altima Sedan 3.5 SL CVT – $30,080.
While bookings for the Altima sedan are already underway, Nissan has launched four new ads for the same which you can watch by scrolling down.
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Nissan Pumps Up The Volume: Increases Exports of 2013 Altima
8 June, Franklin, Tenn. – The first 2013 Altima rolled off the assembly line in Canton, Miss., on Wednesday, June 6. The first 2013 Altima built in Smyrna, Tenn., came a few weeks earlier. Nissan’s Altima is in such high demand it is made at two different locations, both in Smyrna and in Canton. Nissan expects the demand to soar higher than ever with the new 2013 Altima model.
“Altima is our highest volume vehicle. And as we look to the future we are going to look to expand to ship from 40 countries to maybe closer to 100 countries for this vehicle,” said Nissan’s Director of Export Operations Jerry Brickett.
Nissan has an aggressive goal to triple the number of exported Altimas in the next two to three years. Brickett said the biggest opportunity for growth is in Mexico, Canada and the Middle East.
“For us we have the right product at the right time for those growing markets, and it will really help to grow the brand recognition with a strong product like Altima,” said Brickett.
In order for Nissan to make enough Altimas to meet export goals, crews in both Smyrna and Canton will ramp up production.
“In my over 25 years of experience with Nissan, of all the launches I’ve seen, I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a vehicle that I’m as excited about as I this Altima. It really puts Nissan in a position to grow in this country and really be pushing for the top spot in the midsize sedan market,” said Canton’s vice president of manufacturing Dan Bednarzyk.
The Altima is always Nissan’s number one seller, and the company is expecting even higher than normal sales results with the 2013 model. Nissan plans to make more than 300,000 Altimas in the next year to meet the demand.
“Already our demand this year for the new Altima is higher than what we can supply, so we know the potential is there,” said Brickett.
Brickett is betting the Altima will get even bigger results for Nissan in the coming years.
“It could truly be a global brand for Nissan,” said Brickett.
All-New, 38 MPG 2013 Nissan Altima Heads to Showrooms – U.S. EPA Officially Certifies Altima Fuel Economy as Highest in the Mid-Size Sedan Segment; Altima Production Began Yesterday in Mississippi
7 June, FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The all-new 2013 Nissan Altima, the first of five all-new models Nissan will introduce in the next 15 months, is on the way to dealers as of yesterday, the same day Nissan began production at its second U.S. assembly plant in Canton, Miss. By the end of this year, both plants will operate three shifts each to maximize production of the country’s second best-selling car.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has also just certified the 2013 Nissan Altima as the most fuel-efficient gasoline mid-size car in America, with ratings of 27 mpg city, 38 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined. The 4-cylinder Altima, with a standard 18-gallon fuel tank, is capable of going up to 684 miles on a single tank of fuel – one of the best of any gasoline-only automobiles in America.
“This is a huge day for the Nissan brand as we ramp up production and begin shipping the new, fuel-efficient Altimas to our dealers,” said Bill Krueger, vice chairman, Nissan Americas. “The new Altima is a game-changer for the mid-size market and our dealers can’t wait to share it with our customers.”
The release of the new Altima comes in advance of the vehicle’s official on-sale date of late June, allowing Nissan dealers the opportunity to conduct test drives with potential customers. Nissan has experienced unprecedented interest in the new model with 1.5 million individuals visiting a pre-order website created to deliver information about the new car and gauge interest in early orders. More than 30,000 customers have expressed an interest in the car through the pre-order website, which also offers those placing an order a complimentary three-year scheduled maintenance program valued at $700 (see details on nissanusa.com).
The offer remains available on the site, www.nissanusa.com/all-new-altima through June. Prices for the 2013 Nissan Altima start at $21,500 USD.
When the all-new Altima sedans equipped with a 2.5-liter four cylinder engine and new Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission leave the assembly plants, they will carry a window sticker declaring the best-in-segment EPA fuel economy rating of 38 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway. The EPA fuel economy certification is as follows:
2.5-liter I-4 Altima EPA Fuel Economy:
City – 27 mpg; Overall – 31 mpg; Highway – 38 mpg
In addition to its unprecedented fuel economy performance, Altima offers numerous segment exclusive attributes and Nissan signature innovations, including:
Ride comfort, control and fun-to-drive demeanor, including better 0 – 60 mph acceleration than other top-selling mid-size sedans as demonstrated in independent third party testing
Available Next-generation Safety Shield Technologies, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Moving Object Detection (MOD) systems using an innovative single rear camera
Easy-Fill Tire Alert, which sounds the car horn to notify a person filling a tire with air when the tire reaches recommended tire pressure – no gauge needed
Headlights that automatically switch on when the windshield wipers are in use
Windshield wipers that park themselves off the windshield when the vehicle is turned off with the wipers on and in mid-cycle
Premium exterior styling with a powerful presence and improved aerodynamics
Upscale interior rivaling premium luxury sedans, including NASA-inspired “zero-gravity” seats, an Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display and BOSE® Premium Audio System
Standard Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone system and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
Available NissanConnectSM and NissanConnectSM Navigation with a suite of Bluetooth® phone connectivity features, including hands-free text message integration, Pandora® playback, real-time Google® POI search and more
Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display with 4-inch color screen standard on every model, which is customizable, easy-to-use and integrates key information right in front of the driver
World-first multi-link rear suspension with connect bushings and Sachs damper to deliver outstanding handling
Active Understeer Control, which uses advanced electronic stability control algorithms to improve cornering and provide a more confident driving experience
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