Nissan is known as one of the most reliable and competent automakers. This is in reference to quality of automobiles they have supplied to their customers in the past. While still selling the 2015 Nissan Altima generation, the automaker is planning to release a new model the 2016 Nissan Altima during the next year and already we are getting details about this model.
What we could hear is that this generation is expected to offer high levels of performance, efficiency and comfort. It is time for the Altima to receive mid-life cycle redesign but according to the statement from this car maker, at this point sale results are on pretty good level so they will need to be careful with changes since it is important to offer one model that is similar to the currently available version.
As expected, the upcoming Nissan Altima will be constructed from lightweight materials which will help reduce the curb weight. The wheels will be enlarged to increase surface area, stability but also the looks. Headlights, taillights and front lights will be equipped with chrome trims and LED lighting. The chassis will be reshaped and finished with new elements but do not expect anything significantly different from this year model. As for the exterior condition, it will be made more aggressive in order to guarantee enhanced durability and to attract more buyers to this brand.
Nissan Altima Side
The 2016 Nissan’s interior is expected to be finely tuned with new features and structures. The interior space will be large enough to accommodate 5 passengers in perfect comfort. The front seats will be made more comfortable with power adjustment, heating and ventilation features for maximum luxury. On the rear seats, there is quality cloth and leather upholstery all of which work to improve the comfort and to provide fatigue free trips. On the side of high-tech features, the car will get a 4-inch display, navigation system, Smartphone connectivity and USB ports as a standard but many of these can be upgraded.
Nissan Altima Interior
Under the hood of 2016 Nissan Altima we do not expect any significant changes and again we will be getting 3.5 liter V6 engine capable of outputting 270 horsepower and the 2.5 liter I4 engine generating 182 horsepower. The 2.5 liter engine is capable of accelerating to 60 mph from 0 in about 7.8 seconds while the 3.5 liter powertrain can attain 60 mph after 6.2 seconds. The fuel economy for the 3.5 liter is expected to be 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on highways while the fuel of economy of the 2.5 liter engine is expected to be 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on highways. Due to the less weight and slightly improved engine lineup, the speed and performance of these cars is expected to be higher.
2016 Nissan Altima Hybrid
One of the most interesting options for the 2016 Nissan Altima could be the introduction of hybrid model but take this with reserve since this has not been confirmed. If this happens we could see the same powertrain that has been prepared for Pathfinder which combined the 2.5 liter supercharged unit and electric motor that gets power from Li-Ion battery pack. Similar like before this powertrain could offer about 218 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque which is enough for acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds that is only a shy slower than the V6 equipped model.
Release Date Of 2016 Nissan Altima
This automobile is expected to go on sale in 2015. The price is not yet public but it will not vary greatly from the last model that was going for $22,500 or few hundred dollars higher. However, the exact release date is not yet clarified hence it may change depending on when the automaker decides to release it. Latest reports suggest that it will be presented during the summer of 2015th and that the dealers will receive these before the end of the next year.
At this point we still do not have any photos of the 2016 Nissan Altima but we do expect it to be a combination of currently available Altima with few touches and improvements from the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept. We bring both of these so you could imagine and to know what to expect.