Nissan has started production of the 2016 Nissan Altima at its plant in Smyrna, Tennessee in USA. Deliveries of the mid-size sedan will commence in November while production at the Canton, Mississippi facility will also start by November 2.
Nissan claims that the Altima has been given a comprehensive makeover in one of the most extensive mid-cycle updates in the company’s history. The sedan now boasts a new “Energetic Flow” design language giving it a reworked grille, headlamps, tail lamps and choice of 17- and 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels. The new Altima also gets a more refined interior and a new SR trim level.
The mid-life update also enhances the Altima with Nissan’s Safety Shield technologies which include Forward Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Cruise Control, and optional Predictive Forward Collision Warning.
The Altima is the company’s top-seller in the US and has been updated just three years after it underwent a complete design overhaul. In 2014, the Smyrna plant became the highest-producing automotive assembly plant in North America with a total of 6,48,000 units assembled. The facility employs more than 8,400 people and also produces the popular Rogue compact crossover.