2018 Nissan Altima is a redesigned sedan, present on the market for a long time ago, but the same for a long time. As the sedans are not being much popular last few years, losing the battle with crossovers and SUVs, Altima has been among the other cars in the class measuring low selling seasons. However, Altima has been on the bottom of the list among sedans as well, mostly because of refusing to change design and equipment. Now is time to change that, firstly after 2013, and we were curious to see what they have done with this new model.
As the last models, 2018 Nissan Altima has not been much attractive, we expected more from this one. It is still not much modern and attractive as other sedans in class, but it is redesigned and slightly changed from the last model. The modern sharp front end has recognizable Nissan V-shaped grille with chromatic grids and decorations. On the sides of the front bumper are large LED front lights and small rounded fog lights below them. The thin air intake is in the middle of the bumper. The rear end has classic sedan’s squared truck, with simple rear lights and also chromatic decoration, while the bottom of it has plastic protection and two exhausts on the both sides of the bumper. The manufacturer has obviously decided to make a car similar to Maxima, but literally shrunken in length.
The cabin in 2018 Nissan Altima is also redesigned from the last model, so there are much better and modernized materials in the modernly designed cabin. The changed dashboard has many novelties and surely better position than before and new commands and buttons. In terms of the equipment, there are many novelties, too, so Altima has the same devices as other Nissan cars in the class.
There will be a couple of engines offered in 2018 Nissan Altima. The base model is 1.6-liter while the strongest one should be 3.5-liter V6, all as turbocharged versions. It is highly expected that US version will get 1.6-liter turbocharged with 200 horsepower and the bigger one could be around 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. As we heard from the manufacturer, the old CVT transmission could be replaced with automatic transmission, which will reduce fuel consumption.
2018 Nissan Altima
As far we concerned, 2018 Nissan Altima will be redesigned few more times until 2020, when the final version will be shown. Base price should be around $23,000, which, together with better fuel economy, should be very attractive to buyers.