The Nissan Altima Coupe of Lara Tallman and Vesko Kozarov posted the fastest time in the ST class at the morning practice session prior to today's 1:45 EST start of the Continental Tire Challenge 250 at Daytona Motor Speedway. Kozarov was at the wheel when the car clocked an average speed of 101.59 mph on the 3.56-mile Daytona road course.
As the second best-selling car among all nameplates in the United States in 2011, the Nissan Altima has come a long way in the 20 years since it was first introduced. Now, with the arrival in summer 2012 of the all-new fifth generation design – the most innovative Altima yet – Nissan promises to shake up the mid-size sedan segment again with the most engaging, innovative and stylish vehicle in its class.
The completely redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima has earned a 5-star overall vehicle safety rating as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA introduced more stringent tests and requirements in order to earn 5-star ratings.
In celebration of Canada's 145th anniversary and the market launch of the new Altima sedan, Nissan Canada will host a spectacular water show for the general public in Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver on Sunday, July 1, 2012. By using 3D Water Screen Projection technology, Nissan will showcase the 2013 Altima's dynamic design and performance features with a larger-than-life holographic image in a spectacular diffusion of light and water.
The latest Altima sedan recently entered production at Nissan's plants in Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi, with the newest version of the company's best-selling North American model winning rave reviews.
Expectations were already high last October when my colleague Andrew Malana and I caught up with key players in the Altima's development at Nissan sites in Phoenix, Arizona and Atsugi, Japan.
The all-new 2013 Nissan Altima, the first of five all-new models Nissan will introduce in the next 15 months, is on the way to dealers as of yesterday, the same day Nissan began production at its second U.S. assembly plant in Canton, Miss. By the end of this year, both plants will operate three shifts each to maximize production of the country's second best-selling car.
The first 2013 Altima rolled off the assembly line in Canton, Miss., on Wednesday, June 6. The first 2013 Altima built in Smyrna, Tenn., came a few weeks earlier. Nissan's Altima is in such high demand it is made at two different locations, both in Smyrna and in Canton. Nissan expects the demand to soar higher than ever with the new 2013 Altima model.
Nissan and its Canton employees are celebrating a milestone today as the first Canton-produced fifth-generation Altima rolled off the assembly line. The Canton Vehicle Assembly Facility began producing the award-winning Altima in 2004 and since has built more than 1.1 million of Nissan's best-selling vehicle.
Often it is a feature that is not thought about until it is needed, but windshield wiper function matters to drivers, especially in rainy and cold climates. Nissan took notice with two new changes to the 2013 Nissan Altima.
Nearly 30 states require drivers' car headlights be turned on in rain or heavy fog, and that's part of the motivation behind the new Nissan Altima's enhanced headlight feature. Automatic headlights respond to light conditions outside. If your wipers are on, so are the headlights. They automatically turn on after four wiper cycles.
About 2012 Nissan Altima
Among major advances made in this latest Altima are "zero gravity" seats inspired by NASA, something called "Advanced Drive Assist Display" that serves up options like turn by turn directions and caller id, and new technology called "Nissan Connect" that supports hands-free text messaging.