The 2018 Nissan Altima is sometimes thought as the perfect car that comes with a Nissan badge. But Nissan are trying to do their best and make a comeback with the new Altima. You cannot say that the car will have your heart beating and pulse racing. Not of that sort and hence it is very ordinary to say the least. When it come to market this year, the new 2018 Altima will compete with Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Kia Optima and Chrysler 200.
2018 Nissan Altima redesign review
Whether Nissan intend on a complete redesign or not remains to be seen, sources say that for the main part, the Altima won’t differ that much from the current model, aside from minor changes such as bumpers, lighting and grille, which are easily changed and can make quite a difference to the look of the car. It is going to feature boomerang headlights with integrated Daytime running lights and foglights. Higher SR trim level will include rear integrated spoiler. For better aerodynamics there are active grille shutters and underfloor aero covers. Result of this improvement is a coefficient of drag of just 0.26 Cd.
For improved safety all Altimas will come with Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning based on radar function, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Intelligent Cruise Control. The 2018 Altima will be available in seven trim levels: 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SR and 3.5 SL.
Premium feel from exterior will be transferred to interior of the car. It will use soft-touch materials for the dashboard and completely upholstery. Front seats will be powered and adjustable for better accommodation. All Altima models will be equipped with Advance drive-assist 4.0-inch color display behind the steering wheel and large 7.0-inch color audio display on the dashboard. For better multimedia feature there will be NissanConnect system with Navigatio and Mobile Apps.
The first thing to know is that the coupe version of the Altima has been discontinued from 2013. You do not want to be surprised to know that the 2-door version can appear in 2018. The kind of cars will be seen for Accord coupe from Honda. The company made the right choice by going in with the mid-size configuration to try and compete with Sonata and Camry.
2018 Altima specs
The 2018 Altima engine is usually made in partnership with Renault over the last few years. Thanks to them, Nissan cars are back into action, producing fuel efficient cars, which is probably the only reason people consider purchasing the Altima. The base models of the Nissan Altima comes with the 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine that is capable of producing around 182 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. SR and SL models will get optional 3.5 liter V6 engine with 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque. There are some rumors about a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine which should be capable of producing 195 BHP but with much better fuel economy. All Altima`s engines will be paired with the Xtronic automatic transmission.
2018 Nissan Altima price and release date
It comes as a big surprise knowing the fact that the 2018 Nissan Altima, which is such an ordinary car, is having lot of speculation. According to some car new agencies, it might be released in the fall of 2018 or towards the end of the year. The prices have also been varied in their own dimensions, but the car in its base version should not cost more than $23,000.
That depends on the version you plan on purchasing. The fully loaded model might cost a bit over $32,000 which is quite expensive. However, the company might not upgrade to the 3.5 liter V6 engine though America loves capacity probably because they are lightweight and fuel efficient. The new 2018 Altima will be made using the new modular platform.