The 2018 Nissan Altima is going to mark a significant generational change when it is compared to 2017 model. Nissan Altima is one of the best-selling family sedans in the US as its combines a remarkable performance with great styling.
Moreover, the company also offers several options for personalization like trims and packages. The 2018 Altima will be focused on improving safety and overall performance. It was in 2016 that the company added a new trim level, the SR which will be presented in the new generation Altima as well.
Trims and Color Options:
New 2018 Altima comes in 4 different trim levels which are SV, SR, SL and also S. These trims will be featured in 2018 Altima as well. Exterior color options might include Pear White, Palatial Ruby, Storm Blue, Glacier White, Cayenne Red, Super Black, Gun Metallic and also Brilliant Silver.
2018 Nissan Altima – Powertrain
The 2018 Nissan Altima is expected to use the same engine which has been used in the current model. This is the 2.5-liter 4 cylinder engine which is mated with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).
This engine in the upcoming Nissan Altima will be tuned for efficiency and its output might surpass 177 lb-ft of torque and 179 hp. Features like electronic drive-by-wire throttle and variable induction system are also incorporated. Front wheel drive is suspected to come as standard just like in 2017 Altima.
Several safety features have been presented in the 2017 generation Nissan Altima and the upcoming model will also incorporate them. Some of these safety features include:
- LATCH System
- Advanced Air Bag System
- Vehicle Dynamic Control
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Tire Pressure Monitoring
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Blind Spot Warning
2018 Nissan Altima – Redesign Exterior and Interior
The 2018 Altima has a dramatic styling which matches with its serious performance. So several speculations hold that 2018 Nissan Altima will carry the same design elements with some mods. A significant facelift is expected on the front fascia. This is likely to be characterized by the grille which is expected to be heavily dipped in chrome. Not just in grille but chrome accents will be used throughout the body. The headlights might also be in for some rational change this time around.
Speaking of the headlights, smart functions like auto on/off and adjusting to light conditions is incorporated for the driver’s convenience. Aerodynamics is also one of the major factors that influence the overall styling of the exterior body.
Things might remain the same in its interior cabin as 2017 Altima has already received significant updates. The dashboard which has been revised in current Altima will be retained along with the in-dash technology.
Hence, the center console might receive subtle tweaks to marking a generational change. Other than this, AC vents can be reworked and upholstery might be updated. But the rest of the cabin will remain just as it is in 2017 Altima.
2018 Nissan Altima – Price and Release Date
The base model of current Nissan Altima starts at $23,500. Expect this pricing to be slightly increased for 2018 Nissan Altima. As to its release date, dealerships will most probably see this new model during the last quarters of 2017.