2019 Nissan Altima is based on the Vmotion 2.0 concept in terms of design and gets a slew of technologies like ProPILOT Assist
At the opening day of the 2018 New York International Auto Show, Nissan has revealed the new version of its Altima sedan and it replaces the predecessor that has been in the business for six years. The midsize sedan is one of the important models for Nissan as over 5.6 million vehicles are sold till date. It will enter US market with an exclusive launch edition in limited numbers this summer.
There are several changes on the design front as it is a new generation and is based on the latest V-motion styling philosophy employed globally. The exterior adorns bigger V-shaped grille that stands upright while the headlamps have become sleeker. It gets aggressive fog lamp assembly and long bonnet structure with a character line on either side running till the rear.
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Taking design inspiration from the Vmotion 2.0 Concept, the 2019 Altima has flared wheel arches, large machined alloy wheels, coupe-like roofline connecting the rear and a sporty rear end. The Japanese auto major has concentrated on adding new technologies and powertrains to the Altima lineup. It uses the Infiniti-sourced new variable compression turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine replacing the old 3.5-litre V6.
With 2.0-litre displacement, the new motor is offered in the Altima SR and Platinum variants and produces 248 hp and 370 Nm of peak torque. The 2019 Nissan Altima comes in S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum variants with a more powerful 2.5-litre engine updated to make 188 hp and 244 Nm as standard. More importantly, all-wheel-drive system is provided for the first time in Altima’s history.
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On the inside, the Altima comprises of the brand’s gliding wing instrument panel, NissanConnect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, eight-inch MID, three-spoke steering wheel, new seats and so on. As for safety features, the sedan receives ProPILOT Assist system that reduces engine acceleration, steering and braking inputs under certain conditions.
Other important features are radar-based Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist, Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warming and Automatic Braking.