2016 Nissan Altima to go on sale November 11 starting at $22,500

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 2, 2015

Pricing for the redesigned 2016 Nissan Altima has been made available to the public ahead of the vehicle’s release on November 11. According to official information from Nissan, the 2016 edition of its best-selling vehicle in the North American market will hit Nissan dealers across the United States with a starting price of $22,500 USD.

Having been extensively redesigned as part of the company’s mid-cycle product makeover practice, there are plenty of great stuff to look forward to from the 2016 Nissan Altima. For instance, it now has a new exterior design.

The exterior’s design elements have all been conceptualized according to Nissan’s “Energetic Flow” design language. Being introduced in the 2015 Murano and in the 2016 Maxima, it means that the new Altima will feature a look similar to these two entries in Subaru’s lineup.

The new design now includes a new lowered muscular front fascia, a new hood and new fenders, while still keeping the V-motion grille that is unique to the 2016 Altima. Other design elements include customized character lines, and signature LED boomerang headlights.

It is also expected to have Daytime Running Lights as well, although these are expected to be available later after release. The new Altima also features a new entry into the model lineup.

A new member of the Altima family is the Altima SR grade, which features 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, smoked headlights, paddle shifters, rear spoiler, unique suspension tuning and sport interior accents. The redesign has been applied not only to the aesthetics, but also in the functionalities of the new 2016 Altima.

New Altima is considered the best in its class when it comes to fuel economy. Standard features result to a fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon highway using the standard 2.5 liter engine.

This figure reflects a 26% percent increase over 10 years, a sign that Nissan has achieved consistency in designing the Altima to be truly fuel-efficient. Nissan also took into serious consideration the safety of the drivers and passengers of the new Altima.

As a result, the 2016 Altima has an extensive list of Safety Shield technologies available, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Convenience and comfort are also hallmarks of the new 2016 Altima.

Its steering and column have been retuned for the mid-year design refresh, resulting to a quiet drive that is amazingly easy to handle and a vehicle that is comfortable for both driver and passengers.

The new Altima also features the Xtronic transmission with the third generation D-step logic that attempts to imitate traditional automatic transmission shift points. The interior has been greatly redesigned as well. The display sizes for the infotainment system are at 5.0-inch and 7.0-inches.

The interior also boasts of a redesigned C-stack and cupholders. Passengers can enjoy comfort with the Zero Gravity seats found in the interior, and convenience with the soft-touch seat and door panel materials. You can also personalize the insides of your car with custom finishes available. Standard technology features in the new Nissan Altima include Siri (TM) Eyes Free and NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps.

There are also NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps available, as well as NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM telematics. The latter is optional, however, and requires a subscription.

2016 Altima model lineup has five entries with 2.5 liter engines, namely the 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, and 2.5 SL. These models are all powered by a 182-horsepower DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine.

On the other hand, the two 3.5-liter models, the 3.5 SR and 3.5 SL, have a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine. The 2016 Altima is expected to continue the sales growth that Nissan has achieved consistently in the past five years. In fact, sales have gone up by 60% since 2009.

Press Release

NISSAN ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2016 ALTIMA

Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the new 2016 Nissan Altima, which goes on sale November 11 at Nissan dealers nationwide with a starting MSRP of $22,500 USD*. Altima, Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in North America, has been transformed for the 2016 model year in one of the most extensive mid-cycle product makeovers in Nissan history.

The 2016 Altima offers a wide-ranging list of enhancements, including a refreshed exterior following the new Nissan "Energetic Flow" design language introduced on the all-new 2015 Murano and 2016 Maxima. The redesign offers a new lowered muscular front fascia, distinctive V-motion grille, new hood and fenders with tailored character lines, and available signature LED boomerang headlights and Daytime Running Lights (late availability).

In addition, the Altima model lineup has been expanded for 2016 with a new Altima SR grade featuring 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, smoked headlights, paddle shifters, rear spoiler, unique suspension tuning and sport interior accents.

The 2016 Altima also offers class-leading** standard fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon highway for Altima 2.5-liter engine equipped models. No other mid-size sedan has shown consistent fuel economy gains over the last decade like Altima has, including a 26 percent increase since 2006.

The list of available Altima Safety Shield technologies has also been expanded and includes class-exclusive*** Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

All 2016 Altima grade levels also feature retuned steering and suspension, providing greatly enhanced ride comfort, handling and quietness. Performance has been refined with the Xtronic transmission’s third-generation D-step logic, which simulates traditional automatic transmission shift points.

The new Altima interior design includes a new C-stack and cupholder design, available 5.0-inch and 7.0-inch displays, Zero Gravity seats, soft-touch seat and door panel materials and custom finishers – providing a premium look and feel throughout.

Upgraded technology features include standard Siri™ Eyes Free and NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps (except 2.5 grade), available NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, and NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM® telematics (subscription required, sold separately).

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.

Altima has experienced five consecutive years of sales growth in the segment, with sales growing more than 60 percent since 2009.

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