All-New Nissan Altima Set For New York Debut

Teaser

But can anything turn the tide for family sedans?

Nissan will show how it plans to turn its into production sheet metal when it reveals the next-generation Altima at the New York International Auto Show next month, the automaker confirmed. Now entering its sixth generation, the midsize Altima is the latest in a swarm of refreshed and redesigned midsize cars vying for an ever-smaller piece of automotive sales pie. Will the 2019 Nissan Altima lure buyers into the comfort of a four-door sedan? Or is it doomed to ride down the sales cliff into oblivion?

We don't have a crystal ball at CarBuzz, so we'll need to answer those questions with the clarity offered by 20/20 hindsight. However, the new Altima will need to combat fairly strong headwinds to stay relevant in the American market. In in New York, the Nissan Intelligent Mobility logo is shown just before the video ends. If we are to read into that, the Altima could arrive with semi-autonomous driving capability baked in. Nissan, however, did not confirm any details regarding the redesigned midsize sedan in its release, though you can bet it will continue with a continuously variable transmission sending power to the front wheels.

You Might Also Like
6 Special New Models We Wish Volvo Would Put Into Production
6 Special New Models We Wish Volvo Would Put Into Production
10 Of The Coolest Car Parks In The World
10 Of The Coolest Car Parks In The World

The Altima last received a full redesign for the 2013 model year, considered a hit by nearly any measure for the Japanese automaker. Even as Nissan discontinued and variants, Nissan enjoyed a 24.7-percent uptick in midsize car sales between 2011 and 2014, when Altima hit its high-water mark of 335,591 units sold. Since then, however, Altima sales have nosedived back to 2011 levels as Americans transition to crossovers and SUVs. Nissan's next-generation Altima will go head-to-head with the recently redesigned , , and a forthcoming . Volkswagen is also rumored to debut later this year.

Ford Mustang Splits In Half In Illegal Street Race

This is the best example of dumb luck you'll ever see.

The World's Weirdest Wheel Designs

Sometimes the most basic customization tool goes drastically wrong...

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

LEAKED: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Revealed At Private Event

This is the first pic we have seen of the supercharged range-topper

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$23,260

Related Reviews

2017 Nissan Altima Review
Nissan Altima Sedan
0
2017 Nissan Altima Review
2019 Nissan Altima First Look Review: The Future Is Variable
First Look
10
2019 Nissan Altima First Look Review: The Future Is Variable