NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 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).
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2016 Nissan Altima Sedan:
|Altima 2.5||$22,500 USD|
|Altima 2.5 S||$22,900 USD|
|Altima 2.5 SR||$24,470 USD|
|Altima 2.5 SV||$25,460 USD|
|Altima 2.5 SL||$28,570 USD|
|Altima 3.5 SR||$27,390 USD|
|Altima 3.5 SL||$32,090 USD|
Destination and Handling $825.
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.
NEW 2016 NISSAN ALTIMA U.S. PRODUCTION BEGINS
- Significantly refreshed mid-size sedan is Nissan’s top seller
- Altima is third best-selling passenger car in the U.S. in 2015 with five consecutive years of sales growth
- Class-leading standard 39 mpg highway, sportier SR trim level offered
- Expanded Safety Shield technologies available
- Canton, Miss. 2016 Altima production begins Nov. 2
SMYRNA, Tenn. – Production begins today in Smyrna for the updated 2016 Nissan Altima, Nissan’s top-selling vehicle.
Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee assembly plant boasts production of two of the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. – the hot selling Rogue compact crossover that was redesigned for 2014, and the Altima that starting today is getting a mid-cycle refresh for the 2016 model year.
“Altima is Nissan’s bellwether vehicle in North America, so we take great pride in getting it right and continually improving,” said John Martin, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Nissan North America. “All of our North American teams are aware of how important the mid-size sedan segment is to this region, and having five straight years of continuous sales growth in such an intensely competitive segment has become a point of pride for us.”
The first Altima launched in Smyrna in 1992, and the popular mid-size sedan has been built there ever since. Brisk sales by 2004 prompted Nissan to expand production to Smyrna’s sister plant in Canton, Mississippi. To date, over 5.5 million Altimas have rolled off the two U.S. plants’ production lines. Canton will launch production of the 2016 Altima in one week.
Just three years after its total redesign for the 2013 model year, the Nissan Altima has been transformed again in one of the most extensive mid-cycle product makeovers in Nissan history. Updates include a refreshed exterior following the new Nissan “Energetic Flow” design language introduced initially with the MY15 Murano and followed by the all-new Maxima. Design is highlighted by a redesigned front and rear fascia, grille, headlamps, lower and wider taillights, new 17-inch and 18-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheel designs, refined interior design, class-leading* standard fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon highway (2.5-liter engine, except 2.5 SR), addition of a new, sportier Altima SR grade and much more.
Nissan Safety Shield technologies available on the 2016 Altima include Forward Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and class exclusive available Predictive Forward Collision Warning.
In 2014 the Smyrna plant became the highest-producing automotive assembly plant in North America, with more than 648,000 vehicles assembled. The operation employs more than 8,400 people and produces the all-electric Nissan LEAF, Pathfinder, Maxima and Infiniti QX60 in addition to the Rogue and Altima.
“I was here when the very first Altima came off the line, and we knew Altima was going to play an important role in Nissan’s future in this region,” said Nissan Smyrna’s vice president of manufacturing Randy Knight. “I don’t know if any of us who were here back then had any idea just how successful or how important Altima would become. It just keeps getting better, and it is a credit to the talents of our North American teams in Engineering, Design and Manufacturing that it continues to appeal to car buyers in North America.”
The new 2016 Altima will go on sale at U.S. Nissan dealerships in November.
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