2018 Nissan Altima – still has its own appeal despite the ‘attack’ of crossover dominating the auto market. It is a bad thing that Altima has lost the competition with Mazda 6 or even the new Malibu. That’s why Nissan has been serious about the new development of the 2018. Although they haven’t revealed much about the new production, it is highly likely that the new Altima will be much better than the current one.

2018 Nissan Altima Color Change
2018 Nissan Altima Color Change

2018 Nissan Altima: The Design

If you are looking at the 2018 Nissan Altima image, you will see some sleek lines and elegance stance. Since Nissan is referring to the future, which means that they are getting prepared for whatever coming preference the market demands, they are ready for the competition.

After all, Camry and Accord will be the main competitors for Altima so it is logical if Nissan has to come prepared.

2018 Nissan Altima: The Platform and Construction

Rumor has it that the 2018 Nissan Altima will be constructed based on the D platform, which has been used for the Maxima. But it seems that Nissan is still unclear whether they are going to proceed with this platform or not, considering that it may not be the best option when it comes to big sedan; let alone to handle the NVH level.

Other rumors claiming that there will be a new chassis designed and developed for the new Altima but again, the company hasn’t confirmed anything. Despite the changes, it is most likely that the 2018 model will retain the same size as the current one.

2018 Nissan Altima Specification
2018 Nissan Altima Specification

2018 Nissan Altima: The Appearance

As you are well aware of, the current Altima has a nice combo of a coupe with a sedan. But it seems that it is going to change for the new 2018 Nissan Altima. It is likely that Nissan will use the Maxima design as inspiration but with a significant reduced size.

Will they be able to do so? We can only wait and see. But if they manage to do so, it seems that everyone is going to be happy with such an arrangement.

What about the interior cabin? It is most likely that the styling cue will also be taken from the Maxima but with improved driving position, better equipment, and also better materials. Besides the improved quality and driving, better atmosphere and ambiance should be expected too.

2018 Nissan Altima Interior
2018 Nissan Altima Interior

2018 Nissan Altima: The Engine

There will be different engine options, depending on the market. The options start from the small 1.6 liter engine to the V6 engine with 3.5 liter capacity. For the new Altima, it s highly likely that a new turbocharged engine will be installed for it. With inline four turbocharged engine with either 1.2 liter or 1.6 liter capacity, the output will be different too.

For the American market, it may be using the 1.6 liter engine with 200 hp of power. And for the V6 engine with 3.5 liter capacity, it is likely set for the higher trim. And it is possible to deliver 300 hp of power with better fuel economy system. So, ready for the new 2018 Nissan Altima?


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