Production on the 2016 Nissan Altima has Started
The first 2016 Nissan Altima rolled off the production line on Oct. 26, and will hit dealerships in November. This year’s model represents bold upgrades to the nation’s third-best selling sedan – and Nissan’s top seller.
So, how do you improve on your best-selling vehicle? Carefully and boldly at the same time, it would appear. Nissan went to great lengths to make sure they got this one right. On the one hand, the Altima has been popular for a long time – and with plenty of good reasons. Nissan wanted to be sure to produce a new Altima that would appeal to those who have made the brand what it is.
The exterior design is fresh and new. It follows in the footsteps of the 2015 Murano and the redesigned Maxima in that it features what Nissan calls an “energetic flow” design. The most noticeable changes are to the grille and headlamps and to the fascia – both front and rear. The tail lights are set lower and wider than previous models, giving the Altima a distinct look from behind. The aluminum alloy wheels – available in 17- or 18-inch versions – have been redesigned.
The interior has also received a significant makeover. The dashboard got upgraded to give it a more modern feel and the seats have been reshaped.
Nissan also realizes that it’s important not to sit on their laurels. The auto industry is constantly putting out newer, better offerings – and Nissan wants to stay on the cutting edge, producing an Altima that will be ahead of its time while still continuing the tradition of excellence that caused the brand to rise to the top in the first place.
This isn’t the first redesign of the Altima, by any means. Altima underwent a complete overhaul in design in its 2013 model year. The 2016 updates are considered a mid-cycle makeover, but they’re one of the most extensive mid-cycle makeovers any Nissan has undergone to date.
Engine & Safety Features
The changes aren’t all cosmetic, of course. The new 2016 Nissan Altima is designed to deliver 39 mpg on the highway with its 2.5L engine. Nissan has also made significant improvements to the safety systems. The new Nissan Safety Shield system includes technology like predictive forward collision warning, intelligent cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning and forward emergency braking.
To learn more about the 2016 Nissan Altima or if you’d like to be notified when one arrives at our dealership, stop by and speak to one of our friendly and experienced staff here at Woodmen Nissan.