The all-new Nissan Altima will break cover at the upcoming New York Auto Show.
The 2018 Geneva Motor Show may still be fresh in our minds (the doors don’t even open to the public until next week), but that hasn't stopped automakers from teasing the next event on the auto show calendar. Just around the corner is the New York Auto Show, and Nissan is one of the first automakers to trickle out details on what it has in store. Ahead of its public reveal, the Japanese automaker has previewed the all new, sixth-generation Altima in a design sketch. At first glance, it looks a lot like the V-Motion 2.0 concept shown in Detroit last year.
A larger V-motion grille dominates the front, and the slender LED headlights and wheels look similar to the concept. As is usually the case with concepts, the production model probably won’t look as striking or futuristic, but should still be a radical departure from its predecessor. Hinting at the future of Nissan’s sedan design language, the Japanese automaker describes the design of the all-new Altima as “expressive” and “sophisticated.” Nissan did not confirm any other details about the redesigned midsize sedan. A previous teaser video showed the Nissan Intelligent Mobility logo, suggesting the new Altima could pack some semi-autonomous driving technology.
Other reports suggest the redesigned Altima could gain all-wheel drive for the first time in the model’s history to capitalize on the popularity of SUVs and crossovers and the decline of midsize sedans. There’s no word on potential powertrains, but the current fifth-generation model is offered with four- and six-cylinder engines mated to a continuously variable transmission. We wouldn’t be surprised if the new model retains these options, though it's possible Nissan could ditch the V6 for a new turbo four as other brands have done with their midsize cars. Nissan will reveal the all-new Altima at New York on March 28.