Nissan Reveals 2019 Altima at New York International Auto Show
Making its world debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show and poised to hit the U.S. market this fall, the 2019 Nissan Altima is the first Nissan sedan in the U.S. to be equipped with available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. The 2019 Altima also features Nissan’s advanced semi-autonomous driving technologies including ProPILOT Assist, a standard feature on the SV, SL, and Platinum trims of the 2019 Altima.
“We saw that the lack of available all-wheel drive has been a key factor in pushing U.S. buyers who prefer sedans to compact SUVs,” said Denis Le Vot, senior vice president, chairman of management committee, Nissan North America, Inc. “Of the top three selling midsize sedans in the U.S., only Altima will offer all-wheel drive. We expect this to be a key sales driver, especially for customers in the northern part of the country.”
The Altima will be equipped with Rear Automatic Braking, a new safety feature for the 2019 model. This driver assist technology warns drivers if they are about to collide with an object while reversing and will engage the brakes if necessary.
“The addition of Rear Automatic Braking to Nissan Safety Shield creates Safety Shield 360, which provides front, side and rear safety monitoring and intervention technologies — including Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and High Beam Assist (HBA),” reports Nissan.
The Altima features two engine options: the standard 2.5-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder direct-injection and the variable compression turbo inline four-cylinder, which delivers impressive fuel economy and near V6 power.
Based on the Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept, the 2019 Altima sports available 19-inch wheels and is wider, longer, and lower than previous Altima models. The cabin boasts a “gliding wing” instrument panel and delivers an 8-inch multi-touch color display, Nissan Connect SM, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability as standard features.