The new 2016 Nissan Altima will see some big changes made to it. The earlier Altima models have proved to be a big success and so Nissan plans to make some major updates to the 2016 model to ensure that its new vehicle remains very competitive. A test ride on the new Altima shows that the vehicle performs very well. The ride is quiet and very smooth and the seats are also very comfortable. Best of all, the interiors are beautifully crafted and the car handles beautifully when asked to negotiate twists and turns. Add to that the excellent fuel economy and you have an excellent mid-sized sedan.
2016 Nissan Altima Exterior and Interior Redesign
The exteriors of the 2016 Nissan Altima are largely unchanged. However, Nissan plans to use more refined bodylines and it also plans to reshape the front grille. In addition, the headlamps have also been restyled to look more attractive. The beltline is also very gracious and the rear has the trademark hunching.
The interiors will see some changes like having more headroom in the rear. In addition, the new Altima will also have more legroom and the dashboard has also been improved upon. The infotainment system has been updated and otherwise, the interiors have a lot of standard equipment.
2016 Nissan Altima Engine Specs
As for the drivetrain, Nissan will not be making any major changes and will probably stick to the 4 cylinder 2.5-liter engine or alternatively it could also offer a V6 3.5-liter engine. The four-cylinder engine produces 182 horsepower and about 180 pound feet of torque while the six-cylinder engine produces 270 hp and 251 pound feet of torque. Even so, the V6 engine offered by Nissan is not as powerful as the one that powers the Camry and Accord. However, the Altima’s engines perform better on the fuel-economy factor and can return 38 miles per gallon on the highway, which is better than what the Camry and Accord have to offer. 2016 Nissan Altima is one of the best Model.
The Nissan Altima is able to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 7.5 seconds and its top speed is about 130 miles per hour.
2016 Nissan Altima Release Date, Competitors and Price
Nissan has not provided exact information about the price of the new 2016 Nissan Altima. However, the company will probably keep the price in the 24,000-dollar range. The present model sells for about 22,300 dollars for the four-cylinder engine version and 32,350 dollars for the Altima that is powered by a six-cylinder engine. All in all, the new Altima will be visually more exciting and in addition it will also incorporate many new technological features and of course, it will also be more fuel efficient as well. The exteriors will have a bolder styling while the interiors will be better equipped and there will also be many tweaks to the chassis and suspension. This new car should be introduced into the market during 2015 or in the early part of 2016.
The company has not as yet revealed what these changes will be but it seems that the changes will make the Altima more competitive against competitors like the Toyota Camry and the latest offerings from Chrysler and the Honda Accord.