The 2017 Nissan Altima redesign is based on the 2014 year model, which will be refurbished and released later this year. It should give its customers the latest facilities and comforts that are available in similar cars. As this mid-sized sedan has been very popular in the recent years, the company is trying its best to keep up the popularity of the vehicle by incorporating the latest features available in the present day cars like infotainment system and fuel economic V6 engine. Main rivals of the new Nissan Altima 2017 will be Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Malibu and Kia Optima.
2017 Nissan Altima redesign
The 2017 Nissan Altima is in the process of re-designing and there is too much time for the designers to decide the changes that have to be implemented to make the latest generation matching to the aspirations of the Altima fans. If we consider the fact that last year Altima was hardly changed last year we can’t expect bigger modifications with next gen model. It is expected that the exterior shape of the vehicle will not undergo radical changes. It will keep lower bumper with integrated foglights, V-motion chrome-trimmed grille and boomerang shaped headlights. The dimensions will also be almost same as the platform of the vehicle will not be changed in this version. Possibilities are that the hood and the roof will get some changes to make it more attractive. Headlights and bumper might get some tweaking making it futuristic.
The steering wheels as well as the armrest are expected to get a leather wrapping. The cabin might also contain a climate control system and an audio system consisting of six speakers. Automatic temperature controlling, panoramic roof, USB connectivity, full-fledged audio system, etc are some of the facilities that are likely to be provided in the incoming vehicle. Though the outside dimensions are not changing, the spacing of seats and other internal accessories are so judiciously re-arranged that the interior looks more spacious and convenient for use. Base models comes with 5.0-inch color display while higher trim levels have 7.0-inch touchscreen display which also includes turn-by-turn navigation system with 3D maps and Nissan Voice Recognition.
New Nissan Altima 2017 specs
The new Nissan Altima 2017 will be equipped with the same engine which is a four cylinder one of 2.5 liter capable of producing 182 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque. Alternatively there could be another V6, 3.5 liter engine capable of producing 270 HP and 251 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle is expected to have high fuel economy as trial runs have shown a high mileage of 37 miles per gallon. The transmission system will remain the same, CVT automatic gearbox with 7 “virtually” gears. No change in this regard is likely to take place in the vehicle.
2017 Nissan Altima price and release date
The base price of the 2017 Nissan Altima is expected to be around $28,000. The company is planning to market the car as a 2017 model vehicle by releasing the vehicle in the last month of the year 2016. If, for any reason the release is delayed, one can be quite sure that it will not go beyond the first month of 2017 as the model year for the incoming vehicle is already fixed.