Due to slow sales, Nissan will discontinue its Altima Coupe after this model year.
It's been rumored for some time now, and Nissan has now officially confirmed what we long suspected. The Altima Coupe will officially be given the axe after the 2013 model year. First launched in 2008, the two-door variant of the hot-selling sedan proved to be a sales disappointment despite initial high expectations. Nissan just released a newly designed Altima sedan and, if anyone noticed, no mention was made of the rear doors being sliced off.
Originally, Nissan was targeting single buyers in their 20s and 30s along with empty-nesters to buy the coupe, but it simply failed to catch on. If anyone recalls, Toyota also sold a coupe version of the Camry - the Solara - for a few years but it too was discontinued due to poor sales. Interestingly, only Honda has managed to be successful in this segment as its Accord Coupe continues to do well and boasts a loyal following. We're still waiting for the day when Nissan kills off what's one of the worst cars on sale today: the Murano CrossCabriolet.