One of the first designs since Nissan showed off its new Vmotion 2.0 concept in January of 2017 is coming in a form of the redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima. Since this model went through some serious updating for the 2016 model year nobody could have imagined that they are preparing something this big. Thanks to spy shots we have the opportunity to see the first true implementation of the visual cues Nissan already presented with their Vmotion 2.0 concept. However, that concept was, of course, the exaggerated version of their vision of the future. People like slick, mild curves on their cars, and the complete image of the Vmotion presented earlier this year looked more like the Batmobile than like a car made for cruising around the city.
2019 Nissan Altima Release Date and Price
Unfortunately, 2019 Nissan Altima release date is not official. We don’t have any info on this, and all the rumors just went silent after the last spy shots. However, since these spy shots were made at the end of the summer, and it only has this mild camouflage, we expect the production-ready version to be tested this winter, with the release sometime during the summer of 2018. The 2019 Nissan Altima price range will go from $23,000 to $29,000 judging by the prices we have been getting every single year.
2019 Nissan Altima Spy Shots
Since there are only a couple of layers of 2019 Nissan Altima camouflage as we can see on the spy shots, you can make out the lines and shape of the new Altima’s body. It looks like Nissan is trying to further pronounce the sportiness of the vehicle with some additional visual cues like a lower and longer body, wider shape, and some additional muscularity. On the front fascia, you can see that hood goes into those beautiful LED headlights and a huge V-motion grille that goes all the way to the bottom of the front end.
The overall shape of the vehicle, with the exception of the huge front air intakes (we could have seen on the concept version only), looks exactly like that Vmotion concept. Even on the back, the floating fastback roof looks just like the one on the 2.0 concept.
The 2019 Nissan Altima interior has also gone through some serious changes – mostly throughout the middle section of a dashboard. As you can see from the photos, for the first time in some Nissan’s vehicle, we can see a cool new tablet-style infotainment screen that is not molded with the dashboard. It is actually standing out from the dashboard. As we could see there are two physical knobs for volume control, scrolling through the menu and the easier navigation, most likely. There are also HVAC controls with dual zone climate control just below the screen. You can even see the new contrast stitching which is already present in this early version of the model. Don’t be alarmed because of that old OS on the infotainment screen. That has to be some outdated version for testing purposes.
2019 Nissan Altima Platform Rumors
Judging by the fact that Renault, Infiniti, and Nissan share the same front-drive D platform, we expect the updated version of this architecture on the 2019 Nissan Altima. That usually means the longer wheelbase for the more comfortable interior and the possibility of an all-new AWD option.
2019 Nissan Altima Engine Specs
Since this vehicle is still being developed and there haven’t been any official reports about the 2019 Nissan Altima engine lineup, we can only assume that they will only improve the existing one. That means that Nissan will most probably just boost up its current 2.5 liters inline four and 3.5 liter V6. The only other possibility is their new 1.6-liter engine with 188 horsepower which they are currently offering with their other models. The 2019 Nissan Altima Hybrid engine is also a possibility because they already had one and discontinued it in 2011. However, the technology in 2011 wasn’t as near as sophisticated as it is right now.
Whatever engine option Nissan choose for the 2019 Nissan Altima, they will most certainly use the CVT automatic transmission. That will maybe turn off some of their old customers because there have been some reports about the costly repairs for that kind of a transmission.
The 2019 Nissan Altima is going for a total redesign of their good old model. The fifth generation that had its last refresh with the 2018 model will most certainly going to go to the history books. The sixth generation, starting with the 2019 Nissan Altima, will begin using the cues from the Vmotion 2.0 Concept. That means the entirely new interior and exterior.
We only hope that Nissan will listen to its customers and maybe even improve the turning circle because you needed an airfield to make a U-turn with old models of Altima. The rest of the things are already good enough to assure the position of one of the best selling vehicles in the United States. It has always been one comfortable, quick, and economical vehicle. We expect nothing less than that.