First 2013 Altima rolled off the assembly line last Tuesday.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- May 19, 2012
2013 Nissan Altima - $21,500 to start and a 27/38 mpgUS city/highway rating.
20 years of Altima with a total of more than 4.4 million built at Nissan’s Smyrna, TN assembly plant according to the company’s latest release.
The first generation Altima rolled off the line in 1992 and with the 2013 Altima following the proud tradition of the highest build quality from the past through to today; it is only the first of five all-new Nissan vehicles scheduled to be releases over the next 15-months.
Smyrna will also serve as the future home of the LEAF and the batteries that power it, the next-generation Nissan Pathfinder, and, in 2013, the next-generation Nissan Rogue.
Like previous generations, the 2013 Nissan Altima will also be manufactured in Canton, Miss., and the engines will be produced in Decherd, Tenn.
2013 Altima at a glance
The all-new fifth generation design is going to be a strong presence in the mid-size sedan segment with all-new styling, innovative features like “zero gravity seats” and a class leading 38 mpgUS highway rating with its powerful 182 HP 2.5L mated to the all-new Nissan Xtronic CVT.
The new Altima provides standard Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System with Streaming Audio via Bluetooth. Available options include NissanConnect and NissanConnect Navigation with a suite of Bluetooth phone connectivity features, including hands-free text message integration, Pandora playback, real-time Google POI search and more; along with Easy Fill Tire Alert, and next-generation Safety Shield Technologies, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Moving Object Detection (MOD) systems.
Altima's next-generation CVT reflects Nissan's more than 20 years of engineering and development leadership with its smooth, fuel-efficient design. Altima's redesigned 4-wheel independent suspension features segment-first Active Understeer Control for refined feel and responsive handling.
We should have more on 2013 Altima’s attributes and capabilities with time behind the wheel scheduled for tomorrow afternoon through Monday evening.
38 mpgUS highway from a normally aspirated mid-size with an AT is almost scary good