The production of the 2016 Nissan Altima sedan commenced in Smyrna, Tennessee and pricing for the various models have been announced by the company about a month before the cars are shipped to the dealers.
The refreshed and upgraded 2016 Nissan Altima is expected to be available at showrooms on November 11 across North America. The new car being produced at Smyrna, Tennessee, promises a fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon, claimed to be one of the best in its class. The secondary production is also expected to commence in the company’s plant at Conton, Mississippi shortly.
John Martin, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Nissan North America said, “Altima is Nissan’s bellwether vehicle in North America, so we take great pride in getting it right and continually improving”.
Announcing the price details, the company suggested that the starting price of the 2016 Nissan Altima would be at $22,500 before delivery. Both the 6-cylinder and the 4-cylinder Altima models would feature a new SR grade enhancing sports driving experience, paddle shifting, 18 inch alloy wheels, a unique suspension tuning and a rear spoiler.
The 4-cylinder base model of the 2016 Altima would cost $22,500; the starting price of the Altima 2.5 S will be $22,900 and that of 2.5SR will be $24,470. Altima 2.5SL and 2.5SL, the higher-end models, will have a starting price of $28,570 and $25,460 respectively. Handling and destination charges are set at $825.
The 6-cylinder models will come in two trim options including the Altima 3.5SR, which would be the base model for V6 engines (starting price $27,390), and Altima 3.5SL would be with the top specs with a starting price of $32,090. Handling and destination charges are again set at $825.
The entire lineup of the all-new 2016 Nissan Altima gets a refreshed and an overhauled exterior reflecting the latest design cues of Nissan, much like the all-new Maxima and Murano models. These exterior features include the most obvious new V-motion grille, boomerang LED headlamps and accentuated character lines on the hood.
The new Safety Shield technologies are also available as optional features in multiple models of the new Altima. These safety technologies include the award-winning Predictive Forward Collision Warning system, which was first introduced in the Murano.