Nissan has introduced the 2016 Nissan Altima (facelift) for the U.S. market. The Jose Munoz, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Chairman, Nissan North America, Inc., presented the facelifted Altima at the Automotive Press Association Meeting in Detroit.
Nissan says that the 2016 Altima is the ‘most extreme mid-cycle product makeover in its history.’ It features refreshed exteriors designed on the basis of the company’s new ‘Energetic Flow’ design language which was introduced in the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano and 2016 Nissan Maxima. The facelifted model features a more muscular front end which has been lowered and sports the distinctive V-motion grille. It also gets a redesigned hood and fenders which are flanked by boomerang-shaped LED headlamps and day time running lamps.
Inside, the updates include a revamped C-stack and cupholder design, and reshaped seats that offer greater comfort. Soft touch materials further add to the comfort, while custom finishes enhance the premium feeling. The infotainment system can be had with with a 5-inch or a 7-inch display.
The 2016 Nissan Altima range has been expanded with the addition of the SR trim level which comes with features like unique suspension tuning, smoked headlights, rear spoiler, sport interior accents, paddle shifters and 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels.
Engine options include a 2.5 liter engine that produces 182 hp and 180 lb.-ft. (244 Nm) of torque and a 3.5-liter engine that produces 270 hp and 251 lb.-ft. (340 Nm) of torque. Both engines come exclusively linked to Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with third-generation D-step logic.
Available safety and assistance systems include, Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), radar-based Blind Sport Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC).
The 2016 Nissan Altima has been priced from US$22,500 and will go on sale in November 2015.
The press release is embedded below the image gallery.