Nissan chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn today previewed the new 2016 Nissan Altima.
“Altima has experienced five consecutive years of sales growth, the only vehicle in the mid-size sedan segment to do so, with sales growing more than 60 percent since the start of the economic recovery in 2009,” said Ghosn. “With this new, redesigned 2016 Altima, we expect to be more competitive in the marketplace.”
Nissan performance in the United States is on a record pace in 2015, with sales passing the one million mark earlier than any time in company history. Nissan Group sales are up 4.2 percent through August. The growth has been fueled in part by a 37 percent increase in Nissan Rogue sales and a 30 percent increase in sales of the all-new Nissan Murano.
Altima, Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in North America, has been redesigned for the 2016 model year, including new exterior and interior styling, enhanced technology and connectivity, a new Altima SR sports model and new safety features such as segment-exclusive* Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW). In addition, highway fuel economy has been increased to a best-in-class** 39 miles-per-gallon for Altima 2.5-liter engine models (except 2.5 SR).
With the addition of the new SR model, the 2016 Altima is available in a choice of seven models – 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SR and 3.5 SL. The five 2.5-liter models feature a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, while 3.5-liter Altimas offer a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6.