Nissan made major changes in 2016 model with the addition of updated technology and sportiness.
NISSAN ALTIMA 2017 OVERVIEW
The industry trend now-a-days is towards sweeping changes, no doubt roads are filled with tall and massive SUVs these days. Mid-sized sedans are not a trend these days. Nisan introduces its new fifth generation SUV- the Nissan Altima 2017 with major changes in its makeover that distinguish it from its predecessor version. Altima is so far the best-selling product for Nisan this year. The fuel economy is good with a competitive transmission system. The engine is strong with good acceleration and power. Interior is much refined and exterior is appealing.
Overall it is a good package of comfort with quality. Better and sophisticated technologies and features are offered by the new car. The new refinements in the car will help it to gain its lost fame back. The North-American market is always familiar with Nissan Altima. The car also uses the same Nissan D-platform as the predecessor. Its predecessor gave a tough time to rivals like Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. 2017 model continues the trend with more refreshment and style. In addition, with a smooth and friendly ride, it is appreciated much by car buyers. Comfortable seats make the journey more convenient.
NISSAN ALTIMA 2017 EXTERIOR
Outside, the car receives many changes. The front end is completely restyled and modified with a new bumper and V-shaped grille. Head optics are present in style of boomerangs which is already being used in Nissan Maxima 8. The styling is “energy flow” which consists of muscular front fascia, head and tail lights with the latest LED technology. The shape of the car brings the model to speed up. Head and tail lights are sharper now.
This new shape gives the car a modern look. The overall shape is same as predecessor with little changes. The old grille is replaced, and the bumper is muscular in design with reshaped fog-lights and center stack along with the grille. The overall aerodynamics of the car is increased, using light materials in its manufacture. The model enhances drag coefficient from 0.29 to 0.26. New 17 and 18-inches alloy wheels are also added, along with a new color choice: Deep blue pearl.
NISSAN ALTIMA 2017 INTERIOR
The interior of the car is not much changed from its predecessor; it is almost similar with an addition of few new technologies. The previous cabin received appreciation so there was no need to change it, but still a few improvements and refinements are made. In addition, plenty of new features is available in the car, which includes a refined center stack, cup-holders on the center stack, new and compact steering wheel, zero gravity seats which are standard in this model. Furthermore, the seats are comfortable and made with soft leather.
The SR trim comes with more updates as compared to the base one, the steering wheel, door panels and seats have blue accents which look really cool. The gear shifter and steering wheel are also wrapped in leather. Also, there is an option of a five or seven inches LED screen display with Nissan-Connect technology, which also features Nissan navigation system.
NISSAN ALTIMA 2017 ENGINE
There are no changes for the power train of Nissan Altima 2017. It is exactly the same like previous year with the same combination of engines for use. The car uses 2. Liter four-cylinder and 3.5 Liter V-6 engines. In addition, the former engine produces 182 horsepower and 180-pound feet of torque, whereas the latter one produces 270 horsepower and 251-pound feet of torque. Both engines use Xtronic transmission system. Furthermore, the EPA rating is 39 mpg on the highway.
NISSAN ALTIMA 2017 PRICE
The base version costs $22,500. Price increases with trim, S has price $22,900 and SR has $24,470, SV has $25,460 and SL comes with $28,570.
NISSAN ALTIMA 2017 RELEASE DATE
The car will come in markets by early 2017.